Expose tag description through environment variables

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02 Oct, 2014 03:29 PM

I am using Appveyor to automatically deploy a NuGet package when I tag my branch with new version tag in GitHub. I would love to have access to the tag's description, but don't see a way to do that currently. APPVEYOR_REPO_COMMIT_MESSAGE and APPVEYOR_REPO_COMMIT_MESSAGE_EXTENDED use the commit message and description of the latest commit, but no information from the actual tag itself. If it's exposed through Git, perhaps a BRANCH_DESCRIPTION or TAG_DESCRIPTION variable would be useful here?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 02 Oct, 2014 03:47 PM

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    You mean tag name?-Feodor

  2. 2 Posted by cyclotis04 on 02 Oct, 2014 03:58 PM

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    Sorry if I wasn't clear - I'm looking for the information entered on GitHub when creating a new "release" (tag). Specifically, I'm looking for the description being entered, though the title would be handy, too.

    I'm not very familiar with the differences between Git and GitHub, so I'm not sure if this is a GitHub-specific thing. If it is, it may be a lot harder to get access to, which would be unfortunate but understandable.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 02 Oct, 2014 04:31 PM

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    Interesting. Will take a look if it's something that could be pulled with API.

  4. 4 Posted by cyclotis04 on 02 Oct, 2014 05:42 PM

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    That would be great! Thanks for the quick response.

  5. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 01:48 AM.

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