[development] Active databases and development/test/production environment
victorkane at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 14:09:34 UTC 2007
On 8/17/07, J-P Stacey <jp.stacey at torchbox.com> wrote:
> Hi Earnie,
> > I hope and have assumed you're aware of the multi-sites features for
> > version 5?
> Yes, but it doesn't really solve the problem if we have several copies of
> client's site on the same server with each developer working on a copy:
> Because both are subversion'ed, both settings.php will be the same; both
> will therefore access the same database without some sort of hack, and
> might find his development stymied by my db changes.
just svn:ignore settings.php
But the insurmountable problem is the impossibility of merging configuration
Also, even content import/export is hardly straightforward (complex
relationships with taxonomy)...
If Fred changes his settings.php to point to the database
> db_drupal_client_fred, then he's in danger of checking that in and (a) me
> getting the same change when I grab any updates from the repository or (b)
> worse, that change hitting the live site, which immediately keels over.
> Everything ought to go through a test site, of course, but this becomes a
> potential point of failure if urgent work is needed and the test site is
The only solution is that someone (usually me where I am) has to serve as
"head cook and bottlewasher" integrator in the test site.
The plot also thickens when customer needs to get content up in parrallel
with old version...
> J-P Stacey
> +44 (0)1608 811870
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