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RTC Build Toolkit equivalent in GITHUB

Smita Kanagalekar (513) | asked Apr 23 '22, 5:03 a.m.

RTC is used as a SCM for IBMi sources. And RTC Build toolkit is used for Build functionality.

If GITHUB is the new SCM then what is the RTC Build Toolkit equivalent which can be used?

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Ralph Schoon (63.1k33646) | answered Apr 23 '22, 5:37 a.m.
Github is not the new SCM and if you want to build with GIT, you would have to use whatever GIT provides e.g. the command line or the Jenkins integrations. This is discussed in other forums.

You can still use the Build System Toolkit to report build progress back to EWM, if you want.
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Davyd Norris commented Apr 24 '22, 8:22 p.m.
Ralph is correct on all counts:
 - Git is not the new SCM, there's still Jazz SCM in the tools and it's still SOOOO much better than Git (OK maybe I have some bias :-) )
 - the Build System Toolkit was created as a deep integration with Jazz SCM, so it knows how to work hand in hand with Jazz SCM
- you can still use the Build System Toolkit to build in GitHub, and it works really well, but you need to manually set up the build script to make sure you have the correct source code and configuration, which means you have to add your own Git clone/pull/whatever to your scripts before the build, and add any Git push/comment/branch to your scripts after the build if you want to promote the build or tag it
 - the Build System Toolkit understands all manner of build variables passed down to it, from built in to custom, and you can use these to make your Git script sections generic but parameterised

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