Currently we have 2 env, one for authoring and one for publishing.
We are trying to publish a fresh project and as we found out we are required to activate the project files included in content, apps and design, by using Activate Tree, .
is activating the Apps folder mandatory ?
are these the only files we have to activate ? or are there any other files or settings that should be activated or changed during the process of publishing ?
If a new user group is added or when an existing group is modified, should we activate that also, using the Tree ?
any info will be great.
In any case, you should deploy your application bundles to all CQ instances. You can tree-activate /etc/design, but also a installation via package is possible. Content should always be activated to preserve the activation status.