Move to capistrano for automation of installation/upgrade
What do you think about that? These are my point of view:
- Manual procedures are very prone to errors
- Especially for upgrade it's a little annoying to move all those files around the filesystem (files, plugins, themes and so on)
- Upgrades happens once in a month and every time I need to read the walktrough on the site
Wouldn't be nicer if the install procedure would be as simple as
cap redmine:install (or
cap redmine:upgrade for the upgrade)?
I made a proof of concept of this and I used that to upgrade my installation from 1.1.2 to 1.2.0 and everything has worked. I tried to make things as generic as possible and I think this could be easily integrated directly in Redmine as an alternate method for installation/upgrade.
Otherwise if you're not interested it can be developed as standalone gem/project, but I think that if this is integrated directly in Redmine it could be more robust with supervision of developers.
Just my two cents.