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drupal session 4 - drupal version control at netnode


Every day, we deal with version control. It's good to know about the best practices, especially in Drupal projects. …

Every day, we deal with version control. It's good to know about the best practices, especially in Drupal projects.

Pascal updated all developers at netnode about how we work with SVN and gave us a tips and hints.

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  • 1. drupal session 4 Drupal version control @netnode Topic: Drupal version control @netnode Date: 27.02.2012 Presenter: Pascal Arnet Twitter: @netnode Blog: - pure drupal - drupal development services
  • 2. What we ll know in 15min?•  SVN Checkout to webroot•  Handle settings.php•  SVN property svn:ignore•  Drush module upgrade together with SVN•  SVN Dos and Don’ts
  • 3. Checkout to webroot•  uid of SVN checkout is important to work with Webserver gid/uid•  FTP user with shell access. Strong passwords•  svn co http://URL/svn/REPO_NAME/trunk .•  Do not use root for checkout
  • 4. Handle settings.php •  Problems •  Different configuration (dev/test/ production) for the same project (db, error_reporting) •  Different developers with custom setup •  if ($_SERVER[http_host’] == ‘’) { } else { }
  • 5. Handle settings.php •  Solution •  Different settings.php files (settings-dev, settings-test, settings-prod, setttings- pascal) •  Make symlink or copy as settings.php •  Exclude settings.php from SVN •  Include settings-global.php for common settings
  • 6. SVN property svn:ignore•  Filter for directory content•  svn propset svn:ignore "*" log/ •  svn propedit svn:ignore . •  export SVN_EDITOR=vim •  ?, *, [ ] as patterns •  sites/default/files•  sites/default/settings.php
  • 7. Drush module upgrade with SVN•  Drush up --version-control=svn --svnsync --svncommit
  • 8. SVN Dos and Don’ts•  Dos •  Commit often •  Commit at least once a day •  Use http:// notation of checkout URL•  Don’ts •  svn add –force * •  svn co/up with user root
  • 9. More information?• management-and-version-control-how-to- override-shared-features-and-modify-text-how- to-use-a-version-controlled-settings-php- include-to-share-settings• svn.advanced.props.special.ignore.html•  Drush help up
  • 10. Discussion •  Questions?
  • 11. drupal pur