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From Adrian Crum <adri...@hlmksw.com>
Subject Re: Best stable version for production ecommerce web site
Date Wed, 21 May 2008 23:57:58 GMT
Here is the system I use, for what it's worth:

1. I keep two main patch files - basic_development.patch and 
basic_production.patch. Both patch files change the OFBiz configuration 
to work with our network environment, each one using settings chosen for 
the task - development or production. Only one patch is used at a time.

2. I keep all of my custom development in a single folder under the 
ofbiz/applications folder. I avoid touching the trunk code at all costs 
- except for the configuration patches mentioned above.

3. To keep my local copy updated, I do an SVN revert (to reverse the 
changes made by the patch), then an SVN update, then re-apply the patch. 
My custom development folder is untouched by the SVN commands, because 
SVN doesn't "know" about the folder.

This works really well and it doesn't involve any complicated merging - 
since the configuration files changed by the patches seldom change in 
the trunk.


Ray Barlow wrote:
> The release branch would hopefully be more stable, but it will be
> missing all of the features added to the main trunk since it branched.
> At the end of the day the choice is yours, if you are going to do enough
> testing then no reason you can't snapshot the trunk version test what
> you need to use, fix (and submit patches) and get the best of the recent
> changes.
> Re SVN updates read through these for some ideas:
>   http://docs.ofbiz.org/x/l
>   http://docs.ofbiz.org/x/8gI
> Ray
> PS: I don't think there is a "stable" tag, just the release branch and
> trunk.
> PPS: There have been rumours of doing a new release branch sometime
> soonish but no commitments on that one!
> Eric wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have read the documentation
>> http://docs.ofbiz.org/display/OFBADMIN/Release+Plan
>> What version is the best for a production ecommerce web site ? Branch
>> release.4.0
>> Where is the tag "stable" ?
>> How can I download / update my package to this tag with subversion ?
>> Thanks
>> Eric

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