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TortoiseSVN and webdevelopment

From: Erik Lemcke <elemcke_at_dunck.nl>
Date: 2006-05-08 16:12:27 CEST

I have some questions about using svn for web development. I've been
playing around with SVN and tortoiseSVN for a while and I really like
it, but when I start thinking about using it for web development, I run
into some difficulties.
I want to set up a system for about three developers. They all program
in PHP. Normaly they would edit files directly on a ftp server (with
Zend Studio). The server is a linux server (on a remote location), while
the developer workstations are Windows machines.
The problem with using subversion for version management is that you
can't really run a "working copy" on the windows machines. You could
install apache on every machine of course, but there would still be
little difference between the development machines and the live server.
The best thing to do is probably give every user a "working copy" on the
server, something like username.domain.com. This way the developers can
see their changes inmediatly (with a hit on the F5 button). When the
changes are OK, they can commit them, and a hook script can make sure
the files go to the live directory of the server (wich will then be a
"working copy" too, so I can use the update command)
Now the difficulty is, how do I get this running? I've been looking
around, but FTP seems not useable for the purpose. My main question is,
is it possible to set it up this way, and still use tortoiseSVN? (and is
there any workaround to get it woring over FTP? or is a samba share the
only solution?)
Is there any place to find more information on this subject?
Received on Mon May 8 16:16:49 2006

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