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From Emmanuel Venisse <emman...@venisse.net>
Subject Re: running build targets even when repository code is unchanged?
Date Tue, 16 Oct 2007 06:36:20 GMT
What is your Continuum version?

With Continuum 1.1-beta-3, you can run nightly builds with Build Fresh/Always build fields
in build definitions.

Emmanuel

jmartin a écrit :
> Apologies if this has already been answered.  I searched the forums (and the
> web in general) as well as reading through what Continuum documentation I
> could find, but I was unable to figure this out.
> 
> Is it possible to have Continuum run scheduled build targets regardless of
> whether the project under which the build target resides has changed?  As
> far as I can tell, Continuum will only run scheduled build targets when
> files in the repository for the project have been updated (e.g., by adding
> or committing code in CVS).  This works fine for most of our stuff,
> specifically where the project specified in Continuum is also the project
> that we want to deploy.
> 
> However, we have two instances where the code in the repository specified
> for the Continuum project may change infrequently, despite needing to have
> the associated build targets run on a nightly basis.  In one case, we're
> trying to push some code on a nightly basis to development servers, but the
> project specified in Continuum is a package of shell scripts that doesn't
> change often (one of the scripts in question is what does the nightly push). 
> In the other case, we want Continuum to trigger an Ant target to perform
> nightly test harness runs (the test harness code tends to change much less
> frequently than the application code that's being tested).
> 
> I could just do this directly with cron jobs and another wrapper script for
> the nightly tests, but having the web interface of Continuum is nice,
> especially since it would allow the non-developers on our team to easily and
> safely push newly checked in code or run the test suite without having to
> worry about pulling up a terminal and running the scripts themselves.
> 
> Any help would be much appreciated.  Thanks very much...
> 
>   -john


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