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inherit build engine parameters, ?


sam detweiler (12.5k6189201) | asked Feb 18 '14, 9:39 a.m.
 we have a lot of build engines.. a farm. when we want to change a parameter in the build engine,  we have to go to every one and add/change it, over and over, and ... u get the idea. 

is there a way to have a build engine hold the parms, and the other build engines inherit the parms from that one?

I should note, we have a special project that has build engines & build defs as the template holder. (you cannot submit jobs on this project area, and only jazzadmin can create/delete the engines/defs..)

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sam detweiler commented Feb 18 '14, 10:37 a.m.

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we do not want to store these in a file in a new 'component'  that every team must include in their build workspace. they should not need to know build engine (or build def) parms in their source code.

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Ralph Schoon (61.1k33643) | answered Feb 19 '14, 2:16 a.m.
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edited Feb 19 '14, 2:16 a.m.
Sam, I am not aware we have something like that. Does the parameter have to be surfaced to the users? If not, it might be an idea to have a common step in the build scripts to run a script that sets these from a file in the network.
Another approach would be automation (and I know you just think 'oh no, not another one' 8-).

Otherwise this might be a good enhancement request. I however assume that something like this would still have to be done in each project area.


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sam detweiler commented Feb 19 '14, 6:00 a.m.

I didn't think so, but had to ask. I'll consider opening a ER.

they don't 'need' to be surfaced, but i don't want to create yet another UI (tool) to maintain the files.. they are of course on different systems (virtual machines) which do not share a common file system linkage. (shared folder)


Ralph Schoon commented Feb 19 '14, 7:55 a.m.
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Sam, there is work being done in the SDK. Please have a look here: https://jazz.net/jazz/resource/itemName/com.ibm.team.workitem.WorkItem/272836

Maybe you can provide your view on things as well.


sam detweiler commented Feb 19 '14, 9:01 a.m.

thx.. will review and comment 

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