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Re: [Fab-user] Blog post on deploying applications with Fabric

From: Christian Vest Hansen
Subject: Re: [Fab-user] Blog post on deploying applications with Fabric
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2008 11:43:15 +0100

On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 3:27 AM, Jeff Forcier <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 8:54 PM, Nick Sergeant <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Should I rebuild fab via PyPy or is there a way to switch to the 0.0.9 'tag'
>> per se with git?
> This is the part where I realize I haven't actually used tags in Git
> myself (used 'em in SVN plenty, but not yet in Git, just branches).
> Looks like you can just 'checkout' a tag,

Yup, git-checkout is the thing.

> as with a branch, so as long
> as you cloned Christian's repository and not mine (forking does not
> seem to preserve tags)

Your fork is from before I figured out that I had to explicitly push
tags, so that is why. Newer forks have tags.

> you can do 'git checkout 0.0.9' and poof, your
> working directory will now contain 0.0.9 instead of the latest master.
> You could also reinstall via PyPI (note: PyPy is a totally different
> thing! sigh...love Python but sometimes the project names are a bit
> off) if you wanted; the only reason to do it the Git way is if you
> want to switch back to master once in a while to see what's changed;
> but that would require you to swap out fabfiles too, so possibly not
> worth the effort.
> Speaking of tracking master: we try to get new versions out each time
> design decisions stabilize a bit (i.e. last I checked we were still
> hashing out whether to keep config or rename it or whatever) so
> sticking to the explicit releases shouldn't make you *too* out of
> date.
> As a user of Django over the past 3-4 years I'm well aware of how
> irritating it can be to be told "oh yes the last release is N
> months/years out of date and lacks M awesome new features" :) (Not a
> problem for me personally, I tracked trunk, but I hated having to
> *say* that phrase to newbies all the time!)
> -Jeff

Venlig hilsen / Kind regards,
Christian Vest Hansen.

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