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Mootrealm
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I sort of know my way around svn, but not very well. Can someone offer up a sane workflow for developing themes with SVN? Essentially, I only want to use SVN to keep track of all my theme changes so I can revert back to them if things get messed up. So this is what i had envisioned -

I have a magento set up and running locally on my Mac to use as a development version.
This would be the same folder as my working copy so i can see the changes instantly.

The problem I am having is that things take forever because there are tons of files in the app folder that are unrelated to the design.

 
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Matt Puchlerz
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You may be interested in a post I made a couple days ago. Sounds like we both want to do the same thing…

http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/5758/

 
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stuartt
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Add me to the list of people looking into this.

Currently I have a copy of Magento under subversion control. Works fine locally but if I need to incorporate updated files from the folks at Magento I have to checkout my local stuff, download and put in place the updates and then commit the lot. This is, I am sure, not the “correct” way to do this and I risk trouble if a file has been removed or renamed in the update. My entire reason for doing this is simply so I can put designs and skins that I create under version control. I am not making code changes to Magento itself (currently).

I would just get Varien’s own svn repository and leave it at that but I need to have the design bits under my own control. Maybe a branch is the way to go? That would give me my own thing to work on that could then be merged in as needed? Yes? No? Not sure as I am not a subversion expert.

So, as the other guys ask… is there a better way to achieve this?

 
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