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From "Sullivan, Sean C - MWT" <>
Subject RE: Ant and CVS update
Date Fri, 30 Apr 2004 16:43:25 GMT


> From: Anderson, Rob (Global Trade) []
> > What I'm hoping is possible is to work out a way of only getting the
> > files that have changed and put them into a build directory for
> > deployment. So that I'm not having to deploy ALL the files again.
> IMHO I think there is value in deploying ALL file, changed or not.
This is
> a critical part of a baselined release process. In many cases, it is
> only way to ensure that the exact configuration that was deployed to
> testing environment is being deployed to your production environment.
> Also, it forces people to make changes within defined processes. In
> words, if someone goes out to production and hacks away at live code,
> their changes are overwritten with the next deployment. In order for
> changes to persist, the developer should follow the process, making
> changes first in a dev environment, then checking the changed into
> control. BEWARE: Deploying only changed files can easily lead to
> environments becoming out of sync with what you think should be in the
> environment.
> -Rob A

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