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Noob question on tortoise, SVN and managing code

From: Microbe <xxxmicrobexxx_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 01:05:42 -0700 (PDT)

Hey folks,

I have been using tortoise while developing a website and the site is
now live.

I am a bit confused on how I keep using SVN and hope someone can help.

There is a live website that I don't want to mess with and a
development website where I experiment and keep working on the code.

While developing I would just take snapshots on a regular basis so I
could roll back if I needed to.

How should I manage it now? My confusion is that if I add my dev work
tot he repository, how do I then get code I am happy with to the site
without doing an update on my development code. For example, say I am
up to revision 100 but the work to revision 95 is approved to go live,
what is the best way to then handle getting that to the site.

My guess is to have a live site directory and a dev directory, commit
from the dev area and update to the live area, but it all seems a
little dodgy in keeping the integrity intact...or maybe it is just my
tenuous grasp on the whole SVN thing.

In fact, I have noticed there is a real lack of info on the whole area
of managing a live website while still developing it in the
background. I imagine if you are huge (Flickr etc) you have teams to
do it, but for individuals or a couple of people working on a project,
there is little information about the whole topic.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts or comments.

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Received on 2008-10-30 09:17:55 CET

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