I have a complex sketch that I spent many weeks working on, which I am backing up frequently because I'm afraid of losing any of my progress.
I'm wondering if it's common practice to make a self-contained package of the sketch and all its dependencies, so that it can be moved easily to another OS if necessary. My concern is that if my OS crashes and I have to reinstall everything or move to another OS, I might run into library and dependency errors, especially with the libraries that I altered/customized. I need my sketch to be able to compile as quickly as possible on whatever OS I end up using, since it's a home-automation sketch that controls dozens of things around me.
Is this a valid concern? And if so, what are some preferred ways to make a sketch become "self-contained", so that everything necessary is included? Is there some kind of a better version-control system for Arduino sketches that an amateur programmer might not be aware of?