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RE: Subversion GUI client?

From: Monks, Peter <peter.monks_at_vignette.com>
Date: 2005-01-24 06:40:14 CET

G'day JC,

There is no "entrenched thinking" going on. Subversion is not
designed to deploy files to web server docroots - it's designed to
handle revision control of files and directories. Sometimes those
files and directories might correspond to a static HTML website that
ends up in a web server docroot, but Subversion is by no means limited
to such a narrow use case.

And FWIW I've implemented similar workflows to the one you describe,
however for the deployment steps I've always used some other, more
appropriate technology, such as:
* WebDAV
* FTP / SFTP
* rsync
* SAMBA
* NFS

It's really about selecing the right tool for the job, and while I'd
be the first to trumpet the virtues of Subversion for source control,
I wouldn't dream of suggesting its use as a deployment tool
(particularly for web server docroots, where so many other, more
appropriate technologies are available!).

Cheers,
Peter

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: JC Hearn [mailto:jchearn@medicalnetsystems.com]
> Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2005 9:26pm
> To: 'Brian W. Fitzpatrick'
> Cc: ''Branko Cibej' '; 'Peter McNab';
> users@subversion.tigris.org; Monks, Peter
> Subject: RE: Subversion GUI client?
>
> Hey, thanks to everybody who responded.
>
> I really didn't expect to encounter this kind of response.
> On the one hand,
> it was refreshing that people care enough to reply to a total
> stranger (not
> just once, but repeatedly.) On the other hand, there seems
> to me to be some
> entrenched thinking going on . . . .
>
> Nevertheless, you guys are great.
>
> Since no one seems to know of a way to do what I am trying to
> accomplish, I
> try to will "work within the system."
>
> Good night, and God bless.
>
>
>
>

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