Thanks for the input, for added information - we have a multitude of servers, 1 software development one plus several live servers.
The aim is to have the live servers cvsup the latest "STABLE" branch from the development / deployment server... the issue of concurrent working is strickly in the development realm as there are usually 2 / 3 developers working on the same area of the project at the same time (one might modify the input algorythms, while another improves the security for example). I'll see what I can do with your suggestion.. Ive read through the entire documentation at cvshome.org (man that was a labourous task) and I still dont think I grasp it fully... guess its time to jump in at the deep end. Thanks -- Dan Hardiker [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] ADAM Software & Systems Engineer First Creative Ltd > At 10:08 AM +0100 2/5/02, Dan Hardiker wrote: > >>As these files need to be executed via a web browser, I can only think >>I would have to check out *all* the files, and then point my webserver >>at my local directory. Then I only check back in the ones I change, >>releasing the others. > > Yes, you need to use a local copy of the entire site for development. > If you're doing your editing on a machine not running a web server, PHP > and a database this causes some problems. > > To get around this I generally run two versions of a site on the > server. I make and verify all the changes on a development version then > move the entire development site to the live server. > > This can still be tricky, as you don't want the development site > working with the live data. So you need to run a test database as > well. > > >>This is not too bad if Im on my own but when multiple people are >>working on the same tree together there will be locks all over the >>place as CVS wont know which file I am working on. It will just know >>Ive checked out all the files. > > You need to do more reading on the way CVS works. Everyone can work on > whatever files they like. There won't be any locks at all. Except when > someone is actively checking in some modifications (typically a few > seconds). > > The C in CVS means concurrent. Which means multiple users working on > the files at once. > > ...R. -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php