With encouragement from Luke that we get together to create “an unlimited store of easily accessible plugins in an open source repository”, I’ve created a public Git repository at https://bitbucket.org/BoostYourBIM/revit_api_public/ that will be open to anyone who wants to contribute code. (BitBucket requires each user to be explicitly given write access, so let me know if you’d like that and I will send you an invite)
In my post at https://boostyourbim.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/what-is-version-control-and-why-should-you-care/ I explained why the products BitBucket and SourceTree from the folks at https://www.atlassian.com/ seem like a good combination. These tools let us back up, track revisions, and share code without having to do the crazy command-line stuff that is sometimes associated with technologies like Git. I hope the video below sheds at least a bit of light on how the pieces fit together.
The idea is that you should be able to install SourceTree, go to this BitBucket repository, click “Check out in Source Tree”
Get a repository in SourceTree that looks like this:
And end up with the code on your computer like this
If this makes no sense or doesn’t work at all, let me know and we will try to straighten it out.