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BeerSmith Software => Suggestions => Topic started by: Mij on January 27, 2009, 07:48:12 AM

Title: Recipe Version Field
Post by: Mij on January 27, 2009, 07:48:12 AM
It would be great to add another field to the Recipe layout -> Recipe Version # (or something along those lines)...

What would be even better would be a recipe version control  ;D

Imagine:
Title: Re: Recipe Version Field
Post by: rokgoblin on February 05, 2009, 10:26:54 AM
Sounds good to me...I currently duplicate my recipe and make the changes on the dupe and compare that way/.  It would be cool to have some kind of side by side recipe comparison.  I think a feature like that would also be helpful when trying to design your own recipes and comparing them to known good recipes of the same style.
Title: Re: Recipe Version Field
Post by: altgeeky1 on March 29, 2009, 05:14:57 PM
I like this idea, but if I may, how about this model:

"[Current recipe] based upon 'recipe X'".
Where Recipe X is a hotlink, created by selecting the recipe it was based on.

This would give you versions, but it would also serve those who like to brew non-version variants (fruit beers, hop or yeast substitutions, etc) which might not fit into a "versions" view of things.

That's actually how I'd version my recipes anyways (instead of version numbers, note something in the title... but would really like to hotlink back to the original recipe).
Title: Re: Recipe Version Field
Post by: Yeasty on April 17, 2009, 05:15:08 PM
I was thinking about this for the nth time today, thought I'd post on here and there's already a thread. Seems I'm not alone.
What I do is generally note the changes in the notes field. After a few iterations it gets hard to read.
Ideal for me would be an archived recipe database that doesn't come up in the usual list, but on a given recipe you can click "previous versions" or something like, and it pulls up a list of just that recipe in its various forms, sorted by date or whatever.
Then when you are editing a recipe, you can chose to either change the recipe itself or list the current one as an archive and save the new one as current.
Title: Re: Recipe Version Field
Post by: stadelman on April 21, 2009, 09:47:47 AM
+1 to Yeasty's previous version idea.  That would be a great feature.

I change something almost every time I brew a recipe.  That produces a bunch of near duplicate recipes.