So, I'm enjoying using the hackathon Magento Composer installer, but I'm struggling to understand how others use it in relation to a deployment service. Currently I'm using DeployHQ, and yes, I can set it to deploy and run composer when there is an update to the repo, but this doesn't make sense to me now.
My main composer repo, containing just the json file of all of the packages I want to include in my build, only gets updated when I add a new package to the list.
When I update my theme, or custom extension (which is referenced in the json file), there is no "hook" to update my deployment service. So I have to log in to my server and manually run composer (which takes the site down until it's finished).
So how do others manage this? Should I only run composer locally and include the vendor folder in my repo?
Any answers would be greatly appreciated.