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Experimental Project

This is a sandbox project, which contains experimental code for developer use only.

The purpose of this module is to be able to compare (diff) two Drupal sites (e.g. staging vs. release).

Description

The diff is made by comparing the defined structures (partitions) between the sites likes modules and their versions, system variables, site information, latest node, etc. Site diff obtains this data from the remote site using a connection via Services module. After the selected partitions have been compared, Site diff generates an output with differences highlighted.

Use cases

  • Suppose you'd like to compare dev and staging to check if you can safely copy your local db to staging environment.
  • You are copying some changes (by hand) from stage to production and you'd like to make sure that every change was included.
  • You make a snapsot of a site at time t1 and you'd like to see what are the differences between t1 and now

Features

Currently supported partitions

  • modules & core
  • system variables
  • latest node

In the future we would like to implement

  • blocks
  • views & displays
  • themes

Installation

Install as usual, see the handbook for further information.

In order to make diffs, you will actually need to install this module to your other Drupal sites/installations.

Requirements

Project Information