Tuesday, March 31, 2009

CCNet 1.4.4 RC1

CCNet 1.4.4 RC1 is almost done, the branch has been taken, so now it is just a matter of creating the release notes. Also the plans for the 1.5 are getting more defined, and the work on merging security is speeding up. I'm planning on posting more now, since most problems are solved, and there are new techniques to document. So for the ones wanting to extend CCNet or contribute to it, stay tuned for more info. As a plus, we are now on VS2008 format, which should make it more easy for people starting to code in CCNet.

Another great step forward is that we will increase the support for Mono! We now have a real Mono Guru amoung the devs, so following releases will make CCNet work out of the box on Mono!

Concerning the 1.4.4 RC1 release, I find these points the most intresting :
  • Add Gendarme Analysis to the Build
  • Add an NDepend task
  • Validator Program is now correctly installed
  • Service/console "hot swapping" : like asp.net beiing able to copy new dll's over the running program
  • Statistics reports work Firefox V3.0
  • Finetune source control error handling (improvement on ccnet 748)
  • When viewing a large build log in dashboard, the bottom part is black.

Of course there are more new items, and the usual bugfixes. Check the release notes when they become avaiable.

Update : Release notes are created : look here

Saturday, March 14, 2009

CCNet 1.4.3 is released

The 1.4.3 release is finally done, here are the release notes . My favorites are
  • Source Control errors during GetModifications will now fail the build
  • Breakers of a build are listed on the Dashboard and in CCTray
  • Dashboard supports theming

And ofcourse the usual bugfixes and smaller improvements.
You can download it from here