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From Antoine Levy Lambert <>
Subject Re: svnant - deploying from Subversion
Date Fri, 05 Nov 2010 11:27:18 GMT
On 11/4/10 4:44 PM, Michael Ludwig wrote:
> Hello Antoine,
> Thanks for your feedback. Our application is not Java, it's a script
> app. There's currently lots of stuff in Subversion including lots of
> static content, most of which never changes. A typical update means
> replacing ten to thirty files and possibly deleting some. Which is
> why I don't want to deploy the full app, just the diff.
> It could be zipped, of course; but it would have to be unzipped again,
> and we don't have shell access to the server (just RDP, but I don't know
> how to automate that), so we're dealing with network share access here,
> and thus zipping/unzipping is even counter-productive.
You could install cygwin and cygwin/ssh on the server, provided that the 
sysadmins give you this level of access.
> We do have a Hudson server, but given the state of our app, there is not
> much we can use it for at the moment.
> We're planning to do something very similar; to have a simple config
> preprocessor involving property files for environment data to adapt the
> configuration our scripts can read for various environments.
>    your LDAP                     = our property files
>    your property file templates  = our script config templates
>    your property files           = our script config
Sounds good. I was also using property files before moving to LDAP.



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