Folio vs Gource: What are the differences?
Developers describe Folio as "Simple version control app for designers based on Git". Folio is a simple version control app for designers. It lets you clean up all your duplicates by allowing you to browse and restore previous versions of your design documents. On the other hand, Gource is detailed as "A software version control visualization tool". It is an OpenGL-based 3D visualisation tool for source control repositories. The repository is displayed as a tree where the root of the repository is the centre, directories are branches and files are leaves. Contributors to the source code appear and disappear as they contribute to specific files and directories.
Folio and Gource belong to "Visual Version Control" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Folio are:
- Beautiful browser
- Full visual history
- Really, really fast
On the other hand, Gource provides the following key features:
- Built-in log generation support for Git, Mercurial, Bazaar and SVN
- Parse logs produced by several third party tools for CVS repositories
- Display is rendered using OpenGL