[thelist] Using CVS for team web dev

Matt Warden mwarden at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 21:03:43 CST 2005

On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 09:20:55 -0500, sbeam <sbeam at onsetcorps.net> wrote:
> Why do you say its "not very feasible to keep copies of this
> application, so we would be testing on the same copy" -- this is your
> fundamental problem, CVS can't really help you then - its all about the
> copies, thats the whole point! Admittedly, for web development it does
> get hairy sometimes when you need to replicate the whole environment
> for each developer (plus staging) - web server, database, 3rd-party
> libraries, filesystem stuff, etc... there are ways to do this though,
> using virtual hosts for instance. Some people like to all work out of
> the same working directory and just use CVS to migrate to staging, but
> this defeats 90% of the purpose IMHO (though if you have a really
> ultra-complex server environment, maybe you don't have a choice - could
> still try to find a way to separate working directories for each dev,
> and set it up so they share a common development/scratch DB, libs,
> etc.).

Thanks for the help. I will have to think of a way to set this up
right. Knowing that I can't do things the way I originally wanted to
will save me going down the wrong path, though.

Thanks again,

Matt Warden
Miami University
Oxford, OH, USA

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