Sunday, August 26, 2007

TfsBuildLab goes Beta 2

Time sure does fly when you have fun :) it's time for beta 2 (download it from here) almost exactly one month after beta 1 (kinda puts some preassure to finnish the v1 before 22/9)... We have now been dog fooding TfsBuildLab in production since 2007-04-24 on a several projects the largest of them consisting of 5 parallel development branches each containing aproximately 10 000 source files.

Some statistics since the start (didn't have the time to do the graphs this time):

1854 Automatic cleanups
935 Scheduled builds
754 Continous integration builds

What is new in Beta 2?
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Service

Support for tracing using trace listeners
Made automatic notification registration optional
Removed the need for LDAP to resolve email for notifications
Admin Client
Context menues with refresh commands
Full screen mode (press F11 to toggle)
Added hosting of reports in the dashboard
Minimize to tray
Sorting possibilities on the contents of the grids
Added Edit trigger/policy
Added Copy trigger/policy

Notification Client
Added support for executing alert commands
Notifications occurs when a build starts as well
Policies
A policy for restricting checkins based on a source control path
A policy for restricting checkins when the build is broken
A policy for requiring a comment when performing a checkin

Please let us know if you are using it, if you have troubles installing it or if you have any requests for features. All feedback is wecome.

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