[Buildbot-devel] Building tagged releases

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Sun Sep 9 17:41:37 UTC 2012

On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 2:23 AM, Oleg Smolsky <oleg at smolsky.net> wrote:
> Hi there, I know that I can force a build using any existing builder and
> wonder whether it is common to build tagged releases that way? It seems, I
> would have to do something like this:
> create a special builder for the release branch (with no schedule)
> create a custom step to punch revision information into source files
> build binaries and packages/installers
> create a step to push packages/installers somewhere
> Does this sound right? It so, is version information pushed in via
> properties? How do I access it inside build steps?

It sounds like you're on the right track.  I'm not sure what you mean
by version information, but yes, most likely that would find itself in
properties.  You get data from Properties using WithProperties,
Property, or (in 0.8.7) Interpolate.


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