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From Uri <>
Subject Re: Doing patch builds
Date Wed, 13 Jul 2005 11:19:48 GMT
you can try using tags in cvs.
so builder will work like this:
1 step: find all in cvs that doesn't match your last saved tag  (result 
should be updated files) and update them
2 step: tag all with new tag and save it

> Hi
> I was hoping someone could put me on the right track please.
> I finally automated my whole build and deployment as well as writing 
> code to handle branch builds.  Now I need to write code to handle 
> patch builds.  This is when the developers hand over couple of 
> modified files which need to be compiled, packaged, and delivered to 
> our production to be deployed (in a .war file) to the live site.
> I'm not sure how to go about doing a build that looks into CVS for the 
> changed files, compares them to a list sent by the developers, and 
> then it parses out their corresponding .class & .jar files or 
> deliverables and packages them into a .war file?  This brings me to my 
> next question: Does anyone know if Tomcat needs the complete war file 
> to explode or could it just explode a war file which  contains only 
> the latest modified files and replace the files on the live site?  Any 
> ideas?
> Thank you
> Steven
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