Question: What is the best way to use Git with ThingWorx?
Disclaimer: Please note that, while the ThingWorx Git Backup Extension is a very useful tool, it is not a PTC product, nor is it supported by PTC.
After the release of ThingWorx 8.4 two weeks ago, are you looking for even more? Can’t get enough of ThingWorx? Good thing—because we’ve got you covered.
We have just released Version 2.0 of the ThingWorx Git Backup Extension! Reach out if you'd like to learn how to obtain access to it.
In the newest version, you’ll find:
If you’re looking for guidance on how to configure Git with ThingWorx, check out one of my earlier posts that explains how you can use Git to achieve continuous integration with ThingWorx or view the updated Git Backup Extension User Guide attached (see the “Attachments” section to the right).
Shoutouts to Vladimir, Gabriel, Bogdan, Moritz and Pierre for making this available.
Let me know what you think of Version 2.0 in the comments below!
The open-source Git Backup Extension can be found here.
When I imported the extension, the import was successful however the NewTab Entity is missing from the import.
Therefore making this extension unusable.
Sorry about this issue. This is a known extension bug manifesting only in ThingWorx 8.4. We're working to fix this asap. As a workaround please use the previous version, 1.3.1.
Note: the Extension was tested in 8.3.3 and 8.2.3. Anything minor in those versions should work fine.
The issue should be solved. Please test and let us know if the issue is solved (restart the server after extension import).
You can download the fix by searching for the 2.0.1 version of the Git Backup Extension in the PTC Marketplace.
Why are only FileRepositories, and not SourceControlRepositories supported by the extension? I thougth that seperate SourceControlRepositories are more secure since FileRepositories are also exposed to the web with download links ? Wouldn't it be good to make it possible for this extension to use SourceControlRepositories as well ?
The SourceControlRepositories are not a subset of the FileRepositories, and as such, they miss some of the OOTB services (create directory etc) that are used in the extension.
You're right that the FileRepositories have services that output the service link, but those are not available if you use a proper security setup. Adding to this, the FileRepository won't be even visible as an entity if your user does not have visibility rights to it.
Latest Version 3.0.1 User Guide Link as below
You can Download GitBackupExtensionPack.zip for extension from below Link
Adding for reference the latest post in community for GitBackup Extension 4.1.0