You're a smart developer and as such you utilize a source control solution in your work.
Your work focuses on the Drupal platform, and as such you have multiple Drupal sites that you manage for yourself as well as your clients.
Storing each site in its own repository is good, but storing your commonly used modules in a central repository and pulling them into each site via svn:externals is better.
This talk will show you how.
Drupal Sites with SVN
• Create a Vendors repository
• Keep Drupal core as well as modules and themes
in this repository
• Use svn:externals to pull modules into your site’s
• Use the -r ﬂag in your svn:externals properties to
keep modules from being upgraded automatically
when they are updated in Vendors
This talk is delivered classroom style and illustrated on a white board.
The top ﬁve talking points are above.
• Subversion http://subversion.tigris.org/
• SVN Book http://svnbook.red-bean.com/
• svn:externals http://tinyurl.com/svnexternals
• Google: http://letmegooglethatforyou.com/?q=svn:externals
• svn command line
• TortoiseSVN http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/
• SmartSVN http://www.syntevo.com/smartsvn/
• Versions http://versionsapp.com/