A site administrators section: using subversion

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A site administrators section: using subversion

Post by micheas » Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:46 am

I would suggest a Joomla administrators section for the documentation.

One of the things that might be nice to document is advanced installation methods of Joomla (svn, ftp)

I mention this because I have nine joomla sites that I maintain and converting them over to using subversion to do the updates has reduced my time spent applying patches, I also now have the option of unapplying a patch if it brakes one of my sites. I can also easily create patches for the developers if there is something that I find that I can fix.

That said there are several things you need to do if you maintain a site with subversion;
  • get a joomla developers account.
  • from the command line svn -u username co http://scm.joomla.org/svn/repos/joomla/branches/1.0/
  • modify httpd.conf, or .htaccess to deny access to .svn
  • after setting up joomla instead of deleting /installation you need to modify httpd.conf or .htaccess to deny access to the directory
  • Upgrades are accomplished by using svn up from the Joomla directory
I am sure this could be expounded upon, and I am sure that there are other site admin tricks that people know of.

Maybe this should be part of a wiki, but a list of gotchas and admin tricks in some form would be nice.

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Re: A site administrators section: using subversion

Post by Tsavage » Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:07 am

It could be cool to have some sort of Joomla! cookbook for admins, tips and tricks that maybe got into the tech side as well, for those in-betweens who aren't "programmers" but go beyond the Admin interface...

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Re: A site administrators section: using subversion

Post by Michelle Bisson » Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:51 am

micheas,

Thanks for your suggestions!

If you have some time and you would like to help out on the doc team, please let me know.
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Re: A site administrators section: using subversion

Post by micheas » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:25 am

Michelle Bisson wrote: micheas,

Thanks for your suggestions!

If you have some time and you would like to help out on the doc team, please let me know.
My time comes and goes, but I would love to contribute. I am getting a site live tonight.

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Re: A site administrators section: using subversion

Post by Michelle Bisson » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:15 am

micheas,

Thanks! 

I'll send you a pm
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