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PSBuild Compiler Question

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:59 pm
by pringtef
Hello folks,

Product : PowerShell Studio 2015
OS : Win2K12+

I'm doing commits to GIT which then start a set of scripts which run a set of tests before my projects are deployed. For 90% of stuff, this is fine, because it's all raw powershell code.

Some projects involve me delivering an exe file though. For these ones i'd really like to make an exe at the end of the process instead of at the start.

i.e. ps studio winforms project --> compile to single ps1 file --> git commit --> Test --> Build *COMPILE HERE*

My question is if just the psbuild.exe compiler is portable for me to use on my build station? Or is my only option to use PS Studio with a license on the build server just for the command line compilation capability?

The rest of the command line utils or scripts out there are not stable enough for me to use.

thanks,

Tim

PSBuild Compiler Question

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:59 pm
by SAPIEN Support Forums
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Re: PSBuild Compiler Question

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:33 am
by davidc
PSBuild.exe requires PowerShell Studio to be installed and activated.

FYI, you can specify Pre-build commands in the packager settings:
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David

Re: PSBuild Compiler Question

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:30 pm
by pringtef
Thanks for the details David.

IMO The community is crying out for a product that's as stable as your wrapper but that can be applied at the end of a commit and build chain.

A separate product with tools like this and maybe in the same price range as PowerShell Help for example would receive a lot of interest I think.

Something like 'PowerShell Deploy' with multiple built in connectors to your other products, GitHub/GitLab, and even build engines themselves would be great.

Jenkins, for example, allows you to have one or more build steps written in PowerShell. It would be pretty amazing if you could have a tool that would also allow connection into build engines to create or adjust scripts, it would be pretty amazing.

Anyway, just an idea, but thought i'd share it with you!

thanks,

Tim

Re: PSBuild Compiler Question

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:17 pm
by davidc
The Custom Menu is a good way of running executables (and scripts) to alter open files. Although these aren't automatic.

https://www.sapien.com/blog/2015/10/01/powershell-studio-2015-new-custom-menu-features-git-template/

You can packager the scripts that modifies the file and call it via the custom menu.

David

Re: PSBuild Compiler Question

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:27 am
by pringtef
Thanks,

I'll take a look at this and see if i can do something with it.

cheers,

Tim