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Re: Publishing final copy

From: David Gardner <jgg.lists_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-18 15:45:24 CEST

Excellent Andy. Thank you.

On 6/18/07, Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/18/07, David Gardner <jgg.lists@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I kinda have a similar situation where I'm going to be the primary web
> > developer for a company that has a dedicated web server (win 2003
> > box).
> >
> > I was planning on putting SVN on that server to version control my
> > ColdFusion and HTML files.
> >
> > So what I'll end up with is my repository on the server, and then I'll
> > also need another copy that goes into the web root, which is where the
> > site is published.
> >
> > Idea 1: My friend said that perhaps I could have the web root be a
> > checked out version of the repo. So after I committed my changes from
> > my remote computer into the repo, I would do an Update on the web root
> > so that it would sync up with the repo. But this would put hidden
> > ".svn" folders in my web root structure (maybe that is bad, I don't
> > know). And I don't really knowwhat other ramifications this would
> > have since I'm kinda new to SVN.
> This is a very common usage. Configure the web server to not serve (or
> redirect to a 404 page) directories named .svn and you're all set.
> This is pretty easy w/ IIS and Apache.
> > Idea 2: Do some kind of Export from the repo to the web root. But I
> > wonder if I can do an Export of only the latest changes and not the
> > whole site.
> Export is all or nothing. There isn't an incremental export, as
> there's no information in the exported copy indicating where it came
> from.
> A third option is to have a working copy which is updated, and then
> use rsync to publish the changes to your web root, telling rsync to
> ignore .svn directories. But this really just adds another moving part
> to the system, and if you can configure the server itself to not serve
> .svn directories, idea 1 is ideal.

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