[CentOS] how to work with Code Repositories, but for web development?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 13:44:44 UTC 2010

Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 1:09 PM, Dave Cross <davorg at gmail.com 
> <mailto:davorg at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On 11 February 2010 10:44, Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at softdux.com
>     <mailto:Rudi at softdux.com>> wrote:
>      > Hi all,
>      >
>      > I would like some suggestion on this matter please. I have never
>     bothered
>      > using any code repositories / version control systems for our web
>      > development project, many cause I didn't know any better, and
>     probably cause
>      > most of our projects don't really require that we need to keep a
>     history of
>      > what has changed. i.e. a client wants to change something on
>     their website,
>      > and we change it, whether it's cosmetics or code (normally PHP &
>     MySQL).
>     [ snip ]
>     If you're just getting into source code control, then I'd strongly
>     recommend bypassing "legacy" systems like CVS and Subversion. Most of
>     the world seems to be moving to distributed system like git
>     (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Git_%28software%29).
>     You can host your own git repositories, or you can use a third party
>     hosting service like github (http://github.com/).
>     I moved all of my projects from Subversion to github
>     (http://github.com/davorg/) a year ago and I'm very happy with it.
>     Cheers,
>     Dave...
>     _______________________________________________
> Thanx Dave, I'll check it out. Isn't GIT more aimed at software, than 
> web development projects?
> P.S. I don't have a problem hosting my own code, we already have all the 
> infrastructure in place :)

The philosophical difference between git and subversion is that subversion by 
design has only one central repository.  You can branch the work there if you 
want to maintain different versions simultaneously, but the working copies where 
you make changes don't store the history or multiple versions.  With git you can 
clone the whole repository and make changes locally and it is optional whether 
the central (if there is such a thing) repository accepts your changes. 
Subversion is good if you want central control and have good network connections 
to all places where you edit.  Git is better if some people need to edit offline 
or people want to be able to fork the work and never commit back to the original 
repository.  If you use subversion, you probably want to start with the current 
version packaged in rpmforge instead of the ancient one in stock centos.

    Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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