Topic: Management of assets

fusion44 on August 18, 2013, 09:48:15 AM

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Hey all,

we have a problem  :) We need to stop using mercurial for our asset management. The current repository is already 500MB huge
when its freshly checked out and its not going to get smaller as the game grows to new horizons!
I've been looking for alternatives to our asset management and I've fund 2 options which we could use:

First there is TACTICS (Short video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wI87NEIunI).
Its an open source web-based software and is used by bigger studios to manage their assets.
Its not very easy to setup, and is probably overkill for what we need.

The second option is Owncloud (http://owncloud.org/features/). It has a desktop client like Dropbox and keeps a file history.
It has also an extendable web-interface which we could use to generate packages from the file structure which can simply be extracted into the sumwars folder cloned from Mercurial.

What do you think?

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Dratz-_C on August 18, 2013, 10:09:49 PM
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fusion44,
SourceForge might be another alternative.
Cheers
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fusion44 on August 19, 2013, 11:26:30 AM
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Sourceforge can't help us here either, as they only offer SCM systems like we have already on Bitbucket.

I've setup a owncloud instance for testing at Redhats Openshift.
You can reach it at http://assets-sumwars.rhcloud.com. I'll add test accounts for everyone this evening. Maybe we can give it a test drive.

We have 1GB of free storage which should be enough for the foreseeable future.
Openshift seems to lack a bit on the speed side, maybe its because we are on a free plan, or it's Owncloud's fault. I don't know yet.
Uploading the resources took a long time and navigating the site seems to be slow.
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fusion44 on August 19, 2013, 05:27:42 PM
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Ok, I've added owncloud accounts for a few people. Maybe we can do a test drive?
Watch your private messages for username and password :)
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dezGusty on August 19, 2013, 09:32:52 PM
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Hi fusion,
I started synchronizing. It's not fast, but it seems to work :-)
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