[consulting] Patching code on client's site, and general packaging of customizations

Rob Barreca rob at electronicinsight.com
Thu Dec 14 22:02:14 UTC 2006

> Then I bring these into Drupal via the svn:externals...
Ahhh, you've just opened my eyes to a whole new world. :-)


Rob Roy Barreca
Founder and COO
Electronic Insight Corporation
rob at electronicinsight.com

Anton wrote:
> On 15/12/06, Dave Cohen <drupal at dave-cohen.com> wrote:
>> I too use subversion, and I follow the practice described in their manual
>> called vendor branches: http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/ch07s05.html
> Another thing I find useful in subversion is to develop modules (and
> to a lesser extent themes) in their own little subtrees with
> tags/branches etc. Then I bring these into Drupal via the
> svn:externals property on the Drupal themes and modules directories.
> That way you can better reuse work on modules as well as quickly and
> easily swapping different versions of modules in and out of different
> sites.
> I've even started bringing in contrib modules the same way so I can
> change between branches easily.
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