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Re: Git history became inaccessible after updating git


Dear Jaap

after trying unsuccessfully over the course of several hours yesterday I can report that it works now. 
I have restarted the computer and temporarily disabled and re-enabled the version control plugin. 
Whatever did the trick, the main thing is that the version history is now back now with diff via meld working. 

Is there a god reason to choose a versioning back end other than git? I realize that it may be unnecessarily complicated for my relatively simple needs but like so many things in Zim the complexity is not exposed to you, plus I am not sure about the longevity of some other options (Fossil, bazaar) that Zim offers as alternatives.  

Why did it take me so long to find Zim? Such a wonderfully balanced tool, the simplicity of a text based workflow without the overhead,
my sincere thanks for making it


> On 01.03.2016, at 08:49, Jaap Karssenberg <jaap.karssenberg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Christophe,
> In principle it should just work if the version control plugin is enabled and is able to find the git package. Have you checked in the plugin dialog whether the plugin detects the git dependency correctly?
> Otherwise, please check first whether you can run git outside of zim on the notebook folder. 
> Regards,
> Jaap
> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 8:19 PM, Christoph Held <kreisleriana@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:kreisleriana@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> Hi
> I am using Zim 0.6.5 on a Mac with the version control plugin enabled. Recently, I switched from the Apple-supplied and slightly out-of-date git to a more up-to-date version of git using the package manager homebrew, which is installed elsewhere (/usr/local/bin).
> As a consequence of this, all of the saved versions are now invisible for Zim.
> How would I go about to tell the “new” git about the existing git repo associated with my Zim Wiki (always assuming that this was really the reason causing the trouble)?
> Cheers
> Christoph
> PS: I hope that I am not multi-posting this, originally sent from a different address.
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