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From "S I" <>
Subject Re: Doing patch builds
Date Wed, 13 Jul 2005 16:22:35 GMT
Thank you. I have some ideas now. :)

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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

>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
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