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RE: Using subversion for webdevelopment

From: Patrick Smears <patrick.smears_at_ensoft.co.uk>
Date: 2004-08-03 17:15:49 CEST

> We have three servers, one for development, one for testing, and one
> for production, and I like this setup. It would be impractical for
> each of us to have a local development server setup, because it would
> be way too much maintenance, and not everyone is capable of setting it
> up (e.g., our designer).
> I also think it's impractical for us to have to first commit our
> changes to the repository, and then go to the development server and
> check out those changes in order to test them.
> I suppose one solution might be to use a post-commit hook which checks
> the repository out on our development server, but how would I do this
> securely?
> So, how is this typically handled?

Just a thought: one possibility would be to create a virtual host for each
developer on the development server - that way, Fred can test his changes at
http://fred.internal.example.com, whereas Jim would access
http://jim.internal.example.com, where both are serviced by the same
physical server. This way there is only one central configuration file (so
one person can manage it - and keep all the hosts in sync), but it provides
some isolation, allowing one developer to break things without
inconveniencing everyone else...


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