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[deployment] Creating a HowTo for deployment and development workflow

PrestaShop Deployment  

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  1. 1. How do you deploy your PS projects?

    • Coping files to server with FTP client
    • Editing files live on production server
    • Capistrano
    • Vlad the Deployer
    • Other, mention in post
  2. 2. Do you use any SCM system for your PS projects?

    • GIT
    • SVN
    • CVS
    • Mercurial
    • Bazaar
    • none

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Welcome everyone!


I were asking myself recently, why just not use any GIT repository for hosting and managing versions of my PS projects just like I do with RoR projects. To have different environments like developing, staging, and production/live. I found this way to be much easier and friendlier for me as a developer.


My Idea is to find a way to make PrestaShop deployment more automatic with tool like Capistrano. This would be involving a HowTo or maybe even a capistrano gem, which would add sufficient tasks/generators. But I want to discuss it with PS community, if someone isn't already using it, and would give some hints.


For now I will probably move catalogues like /download /upload /images/c(cms|tmp|etc) and others which are involving user interaction to /shared where are stored files independently from code base. Also files like config/config.inc.php for holding information specific for each environment.


Also how you would see installation process? Remove install folder from repo after installing it on each environment?


Any other improvements, tips or suggestions ?





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Great idea, I'm also looking for a better dev workflow.


I'm using prestashop with Composer / Git and Docker, but didn't try Capistrano as I want for the moment.




For now I will probably move catalogues like /download /upload /images/c(cms|tmp|etc) and others which are involving user interaction to /shared where are stored files independently from code base.


Take care of modules too (actually my big problem). Prestashop dev comes with nearly no modules and additional can be installed on production.


If you do a deploy like this, all modules will be reseted.


Have you a working example of Capistrano deployment actually?

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I'm starting a project who I want to use deploy system. I have the code in bitbucket and i'm trying to use capistrano to deploy in server.


I have this problems/doubt:


- I do a task in deploy.rb to create a cache folder in every deploy. Smarty directory in cache creates PrestaShop but, cachefs, purifier, push, sandbox and tcpdf was not created. Would be created by myself like cache folder?


- In shared folder to capistrano I put img, and vendor folders. 


It would be nice if someone worked with prestashop and capistrano to tell his experience.


Sorry for my English

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