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Collaborate, is it actually usable?

Discussion in 'Unity Collaborate' started by Munchy2007, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Munchy2007

    Munchy2007

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    This evening I decided I wanted to delete a folder from my project, so I uploaded to collaborate before I proceeded, so that I could revert back if I wanted.

    Not long after I deleted the folder, I decided that it wasn't the what I wanted after all, so I reverted the changes in collaborate, and following that the project has numerous errors, mainly it seems because none of the PUN classes can be found. (The folder I deleted was nothing to do with PUN btw and there were no problems when I uploaded the project).

    Even creating a new empty project, linking it to collaborate and restoring my last upload results in a broken project. So what was uploaded as an error free project is now a useless broken mess when downloaded.

    Fortunately, I had a local copy of the project folder with everything but a few script changes (which I can recover from the broken project), but this begs the question, is collaborate useable in its present state?
     
  2. Munchy2007

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    This prompted me to finally try and get my head around using something else for backups, so following this somewhat out of date tutorial https://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/topics/cloud-build/creating-your-first-source-control-repository, I eventually managed to get Sourcetree working with Bitbucket.

    So with a bit of luck, no more Collaborate headaches for me.

    Edit: In fact if anyone else is looking to make the switch from collaborate, this is a much more in depth and up to date set of tutorial videos for adding source control to your Unity project.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2018
  3. LucasRizzotto

    LucasRizzotto

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    I'm about to quit using collaborate too. They should be calling this an Alpha given how unreliable it is.
     
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  4. Munchy2007

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    I'm getting the hang of using Sourcetree and GitHub now and it's so much better in all respects.

    I completely agree with you, collaborate just isn't safe enough to rely on for backup, and as far as source control goes it can't touch GitHub for features.