Yes. These are useful ideas. In particular, it looks like Capistrano 
could be useful here.

Thanks again,

Rob.

Jano Svitok wrote:
> On Nov 29, 2007 12:08 PM, Rob Lucas <roblucas / lucasandblench.com> wrote:
>> This is an example of the solution I ended up with for asking the user
>> For this to work, I needed to specify in the Rake task that "gets"
>> Rob.
> You may find subversion (instead of zipping the old sources) and
> capistrano (for the overall deployment) useful
> - see for example
> http://topfunky.com/clients/peepcode/free-episodes/peepcode-free-deprec.mov
> 
> Other than that, you can
> - store the release name in some file for later use (you wouldn't have
> to ask the user, just read from the file)
> - provide the name on the command line
> rake something LAST_RELEASE=asdfghjkl
> 
> J.

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