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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Versioning tools for download and evaluation (Eclipse Build Workshop)

Hi Thomas

I think there is a bit of confusion.  My understanding from the workshop was that the versioning tools we discussed verify that a current build adheres to the versioning numbering guidelines
but do not perform the automatic versioning of a build.

There are two separate issues issues with versioning in a build
1) Cvs tagging of projects to be included in a build - Currrently for the platform team, this is performed by the developers themselves using the releng tool (See  Developers on our team specify the cvs tag of a project that they want to submit to an integration build by using the releng tool to update the cvs tag of their project  in the org.eclipse.releng project in /cvsroot/eclipse.  See
These cvs tags in turn are used to generate the qualifiers for the plugin and feature by PDE Build.  See
This approach ensures that new jars are only copied to an update site when there is actually new content, not with every integration build.
Our build process rtags the map file project with the buildId  to capture what was submitted to a build. For example, see
Other teams may have other approaches to this issue depending on their build environment.

 2) Ensuring the qualifiers generated from cvs tags by PDE build adhere to the versioning standard. Since the cvs tags are submitted by humans, they are subject to error :-)  We have a tool that a verifies that they are correct compared to an older build and adhere to the versioning guidelines.  This will run as a JUnit test in our build.
I apologize that this  is not available was not in accordance with the date agreed to at the workshop. I underestimated the amount of work involved with the M2 and 3.2.1 release.  I hope to have this released to our build within the next two weeks.


Thomas Hallgren <thomas@xxxxxxx>
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10/01/2006 07:19 AM

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[cross-project-issues-dev] Versioning tools for download and        evaluation (Eclipse Build Workshop)

During the Europa Build Workshop we discussed making common build-tools
available for download and evaluation. One of the more important ones
was a tool that would help with automatic versioning of a build (see:
Buckminster currently lacks such a tool. The general opinion was that
there was at least four of them in existence and I don't want to invent
a fifth :-)

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Kind Regards,
Thomas Hallgren

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