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My girlfriend wants to use git to track progress on her artpieces, and doesn't want that to go into a public repo. Are there any remotes that explicitly support this, or should I just point her to BitBucket?

  • Manually migrated from SuperUser – Ben Leggiero Apr 27 '17 at 20:26
  • I would suggest not to use Git because it's bad at handling binary files. PlasticSCM for example has better support for artistic files (it's one of their main features) – Adrián Arroyo Calle Apr 29 '17 at 16:33
  • @AdriánArroyoCalle interesting! She uses SVGs, though, which is how I got the idea in the first place – Ben Leggiero Apr 29 '17 at 17:27
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It's not always necessary that you store only source code in your git repositories; you can store anything, like PDFs, docs, images, etc.

As far as her artwork is concerned, I know it is important to keep them private. There are many other git providers out there offering free private repositories. Some of them are:

  1. Gitlab
  2. Gitorious
  3. ChiliProject
  4. Coding.net
  5. Kiln
  6. Codeplane
  7. Bitbucket

All of them provide free repositories. I would recommend (if not going for Bitbucket) Gitlab is also worth a try.

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