Script / MSBuild deployment Providers

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24 Sep, 2015 10:30 PM

For deployments, you can either use a script, or the providers. I can't do both.

It would be nice if script (and even MSBuild) was a provider so it can run based on the Deployment Conditions. If I choose script, I have to use a script to run all of my deployment, I can't take advantage of the providers.

I have done some what of a workaround for now to run my script as part of the "after deployment", but that isn't really what I want, because it is part of the deployment.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 25 Sep, 2015 05:13 PM

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    Could you please elaborate on your idea, maybe give some pseudo-appveyor.yml example of how it could look like? Thanks!

  2. 2 Posted by Ryan on 25 Sep, 2015 11:56 PM

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    Sure. This is sort of how i think the appveyor.yml may look. I am showing both a "Script" provider, and an "MSBuild" provider, along with an existing Github provider.

    When the EnvVariable CI_DEPLOY_SCRIPT = True, the power shell (or cmd) script would execute, same for the MSBuild provider, but that one, i was thinking you could even pass additional MSBuild properties to it ( that part is more of a 'nice to have', as you could accomplish that part with environment variables).

    For example, with MSBuild, I have existing msbuild scripts that create a release on codeplex, and upload the artifacts to the created release.

    During deployment phase, I want to be able to use the github provider, and execute a powershell/cmd script that can be dependent upon the value of an environment variable.
    During deployment phase, I want to be able to use the github provider, and execute an msbuild Target(s), which then logs back to the MSBuild appveyor log provider.

    - provider: GitHub
        secure: XXXXXXX
      artifact: ReleaseZips
        branch: master
        CI_DEPLOY_GITHUB: True
    - provider: Script
      ps: >- 
        branch: master
        CI_DEPLOY_SCRIPT: True
    - provider: MSBuild
      path: $(APPVEYOR_BUILD_FOLDER)\someMsbuild.msbuild
      - MY_VAR1: Value
      - MY_VAR2:
          secure: XXXXXXXXX
        branch: master
  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 28 Sep, 2015 01:04 AM

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    OK, I see. Thanks for clarification. However, you should be aware that such kinds of deployment providers would be possible to run on build worker VMs, not from "Environments" section where deployments run on shared servers.

  4. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 02:00 AM.

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