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RE: Want to set up SVN for a web app

From: Giulio T <giulio.troccoli_at_uk.linedata.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 14:56:07 +0100

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> From: Theodore H. Smith [mailto:delete_at_elfdata.com]
> Sent: 01 April 2009 14:45
> To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Want to set up SVN for a web app
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> So I want to set up SVN for a website. This website has a lot
> of php, perl, java, javascript, and swf...
>
> I've never used SVN before. I am really confused as where to start.
>
> We have multiple developers. And each developer mostly is
> working on separate projects that "link" together. Does that
> mean I need multiple repositories?
>
> Also, we cannot make the entire website into the svn
> repository, because there are hundreds of thousands of user
> generated files lying around!
>
> I'm thinking we need multiple repositories.
>
> So, what would our steps be?
>
> 1) Install SVN (done)
>
> 2) Make repositories for what folders, where? What command do
> I use? Will I risk deleting my source code? or what do I do?
>
> Let's say my source code is at /web/theo/ but there are also
> other source code at /web/fred and another at /web/harry/
>
> what do I do?
>
> And then step 3?
>
> 3) How do I work with this thing? What files do I edit, and
> where? On my local computer? On the live server? And once my
> changes are complete, then what?
>
> As these are web app files, I generally want to edit my files
> in some kind of testing area on a server. But I also like to
> have the files downloaded to my computer for local editing. I
> kind of like to freely switch between the two, not worrying
> too much as long as I remember which one (on my computer or
> on the testing area on the server) is the most recent, then I
> can copy them across appropriately.
>
> Also, I tend to do my work by editing the file using Transmit
> for Mac, and a plain text editor. This is handy Transmit
> polls a local copy of a file downloaded from the server. Once
> it has found changes, it uploads the file back to the server!
> So basically this means Transmit allows ANY app to edit any
> file on my server, transparently! No need to worry about
> uploading, permissions, paths, passwords or any wierd stuff.
> Just edit with my favourite app, and away I go.
>
> Will SVN interfere with that?
>

I very strongly suggest you start reading the fine book http://svnbook.red-bean.com/

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