I want to use git with Live

Hi,

How can I use git and Live together? I know I can save the .als to github but I can't see the diffs. There's a ruby gem out there that tries to overcome this by converting the als to an xml file but it's cumbersome. ( https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=174938 )

Anypne got any other ways of dealing with this? Any other version control methods (apart from Saving As.. a lot).

Thanks,

Andy

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andyrubio 2 years ago | 3 comments

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  • batman14
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    You got an option called "Save new version". It is better than GIT as Live can reimport assets between versions really easily with the browser. I advice you to avoid diff, because it is supposed to be for readable files and not musical assets. Creation is destruction. Use your ears not your eyes.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • andyrubio
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    Cool. I can't find a 'Save new version' option in any of my menus - can you point me in th right direction? I'm on 9.0.1.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • 3Trillion
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    Good thread. Interested in this answer also!

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • Bayley
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    An .als file is actually just compressed XML. All you need do is uncompress it to play nice with Git.

    For anyone on OS X that wants to use Live with Git, I have a GitHub project up which includes a few easy to use OS X services which completely automate this. If you bind to ⌘S you can effectively override Live's save command so that you always save an uncompressed (Git compatible) .als file which Live treats exactly the same as if it were compressed.

    http://github.com/danielbayley/Ableton-Live-tools

     

    3 months ago | 1 comment

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