eval question: build server (ccnet) support / licensing

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# Posted on: 19-Sep-2006 23:26:40   

Is there a way for me to regenerate sources as part of a nightly build? This would be a cross-check to the ci build, ccnet, which would build sources from version control.

Ideally, this would not require a license nor an install of llblgen pro and could be called from a command-line interface. If a license is required, again, strong preference to not require an install on the build server... perhaps install on a workstation and copy the files to the build server.?.?

Best, /jhd

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# Posted on: 20-Sep-2006 04:30:25   

The LLBLGen Pro SDK contains command line tools. Aglaia will have to answer what type of licensing you'll be looking for on the build server.

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# Posted on: 20-Sep-2006 10:55:31   

Dhominator wrote:

Is there a way for me to regenerate sources as part of a nightly build? This would be a cross-check to the ci build, ccnet, which would build sources from version control.

Ideally, this would not require a license nor an install of llblgen pro and could be called from a command-line interface. If a license is required, again, strong preference to not require an install on the build server... perhaps install on a workstation and copy the files to the build server.?.?

Best, /jhd

The generator engine isn't royalty free, it requires a license. So if you're using a buildserver, you need a license for that buildserver, as the code generator and parts of the designer are located on that buildserver. The elements which are royalty free and don't require a license are the generated code and the runtime libs.

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# Posted on: 20-Sep-2006 19:57:32   

Understood re: license.

Can this be done without an actual install? I try to keep the build server installs to a minimum, ideally just the .net sdk.

Have you considered separating the code generation from the designer in the future? This would fit better with the concept of build servers/ci.

Best, /jhd

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# Posted on: 20-Sep-2006 21:04:17   

Dhominator wrote:

Understood re: license.

Can this be done without an actual install? I try to keep the build server installs to a minimum, ideally just the .net sdk.

Sure, you just need a couple of assemblies. simple_smile The installer mainly does a copy action anyway, so it's not a big thing, but you could copy over assemblies from an actual install.

Have you considered separating the code generation from the designer in the future? This would fit better with the concept of build servers/ci. Best, /jhd

The code generator is actually separated, it's an engine which is based on tasks and each task can for example call into a code generator engine, or create a directory or whatever you can come up with (for example check out code / check in code, build etc.), as you can write these task performers yourself with a couple of lines of code.

For licensing it's not separately licensed, so you've to purchase a license to use it.

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# Posted on: 01-Apr-2008 18:59:54   

A license isn't a problem for us, but does anyone have an example of how to do a nightly build using the SDK?

(1) Refresh all catalogs. (2) Add new entities mapped on tables from catalogs. (3) Add new entities mapped on views from catalogs. (4) Add new typed views from catalogs. (5) Add stored procedure calls. (6) Generate.

Thanks for the assistance! Ed

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# Posted on: 01-Apr-2008 19:29:04   

Answered in your other thread simple_smile