Setup for the following technology:
- Windows 10 as host machine
- VirtualBox 6.0.18
- Guest OS is Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) Server Beta [other versions since around 17.10 will work]
The aim is being able to access the guest on a static IP from the host to upload/download files and for the guest to be able to access the internet for API access to external services, apt update etc.
One tool I had missed from Windows days is TortoiseSVN which integrated svn commands into Windows explorer. Often the command line is quick and easy to use, but if I want to check in a subset of changed files I find the GUI way quicker.
In Linux it was all command line until I came across nautilus-script-collection-svn in the Ubuntu repositories which adds a menu on right click to perform subversion commands. In Ubuntu 8.10 also need to issue the following at the command line:
nautilus-script-manager enable Subversion
There is no visual highlighting of changed files etc in Nautilus like you get in TortoiseSVN.
After my previous post regarding my struggle to find a Linux laptop in Australia, I have now been given a suggestion that may solve the problem. While waiting for my daughter to finish dance class, I stopped into a company called TopBit Computing. I have never dealt with them before, but the sales guy seemed to know his stuff.