August 6, 2007

Adobe Dreamweaver Integration

Surround SCM
Surround SCM integrates with Dreamweaver 6, 7, 8, CS3, and CS4. The basic idea with this integration is that the "local site" is the working directory in Surround SCM. The "remote site" will be the Surround SCM server, instead of some web server. If you still would like to view your files on a remote web server, you can set this web server as the "test server" in Dreamweaver. Also, you can use Shadow Folders in Surround SCM or Triggers to get files to a specific network share (ie, the wwwroot or htdocs folder on a server on your network). You need to associate Dreamweaver sites with Surround SCM. You will not be able to access Surround SCM commands if you skip this step.

Installing the Dreamweaver extension

The Dreamweaver extension is installed during the Surround SCM installation.
  1. Stop Dreamweaver before you install the extension.
  2. Run the Surround SCM installation program.
  3. Choose Install Dreamweaver extension when you are prompted to select Surround SCM Integration options.
    • Note: The Dreamweaver Extension Manager may open and prompt you to take additional installation steps.
  4. Finish the installation.
Next, you need to associate sites with Surround SCM. Below are some basic instructions on how to associate a site with Dreamweaver.

Associating sites with Surround SCM

For instructions on how to associate a site using Dreamweaver 8 or CS3, please refer to the follwing wiki article: Dreamweaver 8 Integration Please note that although the article was written using Surround SCM 5.0.4 and Dreamweaver 8, the same steps have been tested with Surround SCM 2008 and Dreamweaver CS3. There aren't any differences in the integration. For instructions on previous versions, please refer to Dreamweaver Integration Guide (PDF).