v0.1.0: A Handful Of New Tasks2010-01-24 00:00:00 -0800
There are several new tasks included in the 0.1.0 release of Albacore, including Docu, XBuild, Nant and more.
A Handful Of New Tasks
This post will introduce each of the new tasks, alphabetically, with a basic usage example. For complete documentation, though, see the Wiki.
Docu – Document Generator
docu :gen_docs do |docu| docu.path_to_command = "tool/docu/docu.exe" docu.assemblies "my.assembly.dll", "another.assembly.dll" docu.xml_files "my.assembly.xml", "another.assembly.xml" docu.output_location = "build/docs/" end
NAnt – Run “Legacy” Build Scripts With Nant
Steve Harman built an NAnt task that allows you to leverage your existing NAnt build scripts. This should help in migrating away from NAnt without having to rebuild everything in Rake + Albacore immediately.
nant :legacy_build do |nant| nant.path_to_command = "tools/nant/nant.exe" nant.build_file = "default.build" nant.targets :my_target, :another_target nant.properties :version => "0.0.0.0", :debug => false end
NDepend Console – Run Static Analysis
ndepend :analysis do |ndep| ndep.path_to_command = "tools/ndepend/NDepend.Console.exe" ndep.project_file = "my_ndepend_project.xml" ndep.parameters "/ViewReport", "/Silent" end
PLink – Remote Execution With PuTTY / PLink
plink :remote_execute do |plink| plink.path_to_command = "tools/putty/plink.exe" plink.host = "myServer" plink.port = 2200 plink.commands "my.exe" end
XBuild – Build Mono Projects
xbuild :build do |xbuild| xbuild.path_to_command = "tools/xbuild/xbuild.exe" xbuild.solution = "src/project.sln" xbuild.targets :clean, :build xbuild.targets :configuration => "Release" end
What Else Do You Need?
There’s a good list of tasks built into Albacore, at this point. Not every task supports every option for the underlying system, though. We have only been implementing the features that people are asking for, based on their needs. If you see a need for a new task or need an update to an existing task, please drop us a line, fork the repository and submit patches, or find some other way to get our attention and help us improve Albacore!