Arduboy and Github
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Arduboy relies upon
git and Github to help build a better project. Github is a great tool to start building your projects, and it is as simple as installing Git. This guide should help you install Git, become more familiar with Git and Github and finally give you an understanding of how to use the Arduboy Library in your own projects, or even make changes, fix bugs, or add features to not only your own version of the Arduboy Library, but also help build a better official Arduboy Library by pushing your changes to our Git source repository hosted on Github.
List of Definitions
Provided are some key terms that will assist in reading this guide. Most definitions have been developed from the relevant Wikipedia entry.
Application program interface (API)
A set of consistent routines, protocols, and tools for building software.
a version control system that is widely used for software development.
an on-disk data structure that stores metadata for files and/or directory structure.
Duplicates of objects in a repository to allow for parts of software to be developed in parallel.
copy a repository.
an website that hosts Git repositories. https://github.com.
##Arduboy Projects on Github
Official Arduboy repositories found on Github.
The Arduboy Library
All work donefor the Arduboy Library is tracked on Github.
Arduboy Library · Github repository for the Arduboy Library.
This is the official repository for the Arduboy project. The
master branch in this repository is not considered stable and is not meant to be used when building your games. When developing your games, please use a stable branch. The current stable release, as of
v1.1 and can be found using the
Stable Release Tags
Which Branch Should I Use?
The source found in the
master branch for the Arduboy libraries listed above are the latest development versions of the libraries. The
master branch, for us, is like the rough draft for the next version. So the source provided in the
master branch will not be the same as the libraries installed through the Arduino Library Manager or on Codebender, which will always use the latest stable branch from the Arduboy repository.
Simply put: the
master branch should not be used to develop games that you plan on sharing with other people, always use the tag for the latest stable release when developing your games. This can’t be stressed enough.
For normal sketch development, use the Arduboy Library, version 1.1 (
v1.1 tag). This version of the Aruboy library is also installed by following Step 2 of the Quick Start Guide.
Other repositories associated with the Arduboy project.
Arduboy Classic ·
Codebender will always use the latest stable production API, and is the fastest and easiest way to get started programming with Arduboy.
Arduboy On Codebender · The Arduboy repository of games on Codebender.
Git is a program that can be installed on your personal computer to help track the changes you make to your personal software projects. Git also allows teams to easily work from a single version of their source code. Any changes made by members of the team to source code will be tracked by a source repository that
git creates when you use it for your project. A succinct definition from Wikipedia is provided.
Git (/ɡɪt/) is a version control system that is widely used for software development and other version control tasks. It is a distributed revision control system with an emphasis on speed, data integrity, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows.
Using Github is covered extremely well across the internet. This guide will offer only links and reference to information and topics covered elsewhere.