Re: Ideal Subversion Setup
Interesting take on things. How does your system handle file/dir
permissions and symlinks?
On 16/12/2009 04:11 PM, Brendan Farr-Gaynor wrote:
Received on 2009-12-16 17:36:20 CET
We're doing the same type of work, web development on numerous
We just starting using Coda, which accesses the repo via http and then
we use a post-commit hook to auto checkout the latest files from our
repo to our central web root for previewing. I like this approach
because it means we're all looking at the same version of the site on
the web site and it's dramatically less setup for new projects. (Not to
mention not having to support Apache issues on developer machines)
Basically we work from one big repo for all of our projects, each of
which is in a folder.
Then in apache we have 1 site, which has a wildcard DNS record pointed
at it so that anything at a certain sub-domain points at that box.
so we could do: client1.dev.resolutionim.com,
In our Apache .conf file for that site, we have a mod_vhost_alias that
takes the first subdomain 'client1, client2, etc' and changes the web
root to that particular folder in our master web root.
It works quite well for us so far.
On 2009-12-16, at 11:00 AM, David Burleson wrote:
I have been using subversion with TortoiseSVN for a couple of years
now. I work in a team of 3 web developers on multiple websites. Im
starting to wonder if the way we use subversion and version control is
the correct way. So, I have posted to ask advice on the best way to use
Subversion in a web development team with multiple projects.
We currently each have our own development area on a local web server
for each project. We also each have our own SVNcheckout of each
project. Once we have checked out/updated our 'repo' we drag the
contents over to our development area to work. Once we are finished
working, we drag the files back over to our 'repo' and commit it.
I have a feeling that the better process is to make your development
area the SVNcheckout. My only problems is how subversion and
TortoiseSVN handle symlinks and file/dir permissions. We have a couple
of symlinks for folders like 'images' so we don't have to duplicate the
directories on the webserver and some folders which we upload files too
have 777 permissions and what not. I don't know if subversion or
TortoiseSVN will pass these own and treat the symlink as a symlink and
not a folder, and pass the permission into the 'repo' too.
I would greatly appreciate any feedback on the ideal setup for this
occasion as I'm looking for ways to streamline our development process.
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