[development] Solving the dev->staging->live problem

Dave Cohen drupal at dave-cohen.com
Sun Aug 10 17:05:00 UTC 2008

I've written about my personal approach in the past: 
http://www.dave-cohen.com/node/1779.  I use hook_form_alter so the update.php 
form always executes on of my update_x hooks.  And that hook imports a file 
with the latest database changes.

I wrote about it here at the time, and received a lot of "you should never use 
hook_form_alter in your .install file" comments.  But I do it anyway.  So I 
agree that a solution should be able to apply changes during update.php.


On Saturday 09 August 2008, Adrian Rossouw wrote:
> One of the things I would like to see in deploy , or any system we end
> up using,
> is the ability to generate a module with a .install file for the
> configuration info
> in install and update_x hooks.

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