@pitaj Having a branch for the production version with a similar dump output is actually a great idea. You can solve the conflicts during git merge (or PRs if there would be a tea working on this) and there should be no problem.
Is it possible to automatically update NodeBB installation from a github repo?
@superjd10_ and I where discussing the idea of setting up an automatic workflow were we could update a github repo and it will automatically get pulled and loaded in our NodeBB installation. I was wondering if anyone here has setup such system, and if so, can you explain how you did it? Here are some questions to get started:
- should we handle core and theme separately?
- what about plugins?
- is this safe to do?
Again the idea is to push a change to a repository on github and have the installation automatically update itself to reflect that. I think we also need to reload NodeBB after each change. I think this would definitely be useful for development, but is it recommended for production?
There's some work being done to dockerize the install. If that doesn't do the trick for you, I expect some of the same automation will.