23Feb/090

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git clone git://rubyforge.org/cruisecontrolrb.git

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cruise add projectname -u https://path.to.your.svn.repo/yourproject/trunk
cruise start

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# Project-specific configuration for CruiseControl.rb

Project.configure do |project|

  # Send email notifications about broken and fixed builds to email1@your.site, imitation viagra email2@your.site (default: send to nobody)
  # project.email_notifier.emails = ['email1@your.site', imitation viagra 'email2@your.site']

  # Set email 'from' field to john@doe.com:
  # project.email_notifier.from = 'john@doe.com'

  # Build the project by invoking rake task 'custom'
  # project.rake_task = 'custom'

  # Build the project by invoking shell script "build_my_app.sh". Imitation viagra Keep in mind that when the script is invoked, imitation viagra
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  # project.build_command = 'build_my_app.sh'

  # Ping Subversion for new revisions every 5 minutes (default: 30 seconds)
  # project.scheduler.polling_interval = 5.minutes

end

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Hooking it up to TFS

Imitation viagra I live in a TFS world at the office, imitation viagra so I have to play by those rules.  But I learned from Morpheus that "... Imitation viagra rules of a computer system... Imitation viagra can be bent. Imitation viagra Others can be broken."  I'm just bending them.

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Build Outputs

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def output_dir
  if ENV.keys.include?('CC_BUILD_ARTIFACTS')
    return ENV['CC_BUILD_ARTIFACTS']
  else
    return 'results'
  end
end

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26Aug/083

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Viagra suppliers Here is how to change the tool VS 2kX uses to do diffs/merges when hooked up to TFS (note that these are my settings for using winmerge for ALL file types):

Viagra suppliers Go To: Tools/Options/SourceControl/Visual Studio Team Foundation Server/Configure User Tools

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26Aug/080

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