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  1. HPCC
  2. HPCC-9984

Compile direct from a version control system

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 4.2.0
    • Component/s: eclccserver
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      Description

      Add the ability to supply a repository/branch/filename to compile.

      eclccserver should logically

      • (optionally) update the local copy of the version control system
      • check out a branch
      • build from that branch.

      The aim is to allow direct deployment from a version control system for production environments.

      Some things to consider

      • Should the list of version control sources be predefined on the eclccserver?
        (I suspect so... - it would simplify many things and add extra security.)
      • Make it pluggable to allow developers to extend the VCSs supported.
      • Initially implement git (and svn?).
      • Git could be implemented without actually checking out a branch.
      • Could also implement SVN, but that would require svn switch to a local directory. That will require mutex to prevent multiple active compiles from the same VCS - or multiple copies of the local directory.
      • Allow whether to update to be selected, and if so the timeout.
      • Option for an eclccserver to ONLY accept compiles of source from a VCS.
      • The workunit should be annotated with the source/branch/filename that was used to created it.
      • If it was a configurable interface with precompile/post compile hooks, could it be used for something else. Does a pre/post compile hook combined with source attribute translation provide all we need? It may fall out very easily.

      git: git fetch, translate to git-hook filename
      svn: mutex and svn switch, translate to local filename, release mutex.

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              • Assignee:
                richardkchapman Richard Chapman
                Reporter:
                ghalliday Gavin Halliday
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