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Module publishing process.

Post by falconwmua »

Does anyone have a good process or workflow for getting a module from source control to update to published module via PowerShellGet to changes checked into back into source control. Here is my process so far:
  • Get latest from source control in PSS
    Make changes and test
    Deploy to Temp folder in PSS
    Run Publish-Module cmdlet against temp folder
    If publish succeeds, check-in changes to source control
I'm not looking for feature changes at this time just so see if someone has a better way to do this because I'm about to have to expand the development of these module beyond myself on my team.

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Re: Module publishing process.

Post by davidc »

You can add custom commands to the deploy state: ... 14-part-3/

Using the additional build commands, you can call PowerShell.exe and pass the command to publish.
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Part 4 links to all the previous articles on deployment: ... 14-part-4/

Alternatively, you can use PowerShell Studio's custom menu: ... ial-oh-my/ ... -template/

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Re: Module publishing process.

Post by jvierra »

Just a note. The workflow for versioning is nearly always contained in the repository. The authentication is direct by account and the repository software usually posts a challenge for documentation updates if they are not included in source headers.

I would first check with the VCS manager to learn how to best integrate with your VCS. TFS can be extended now with PosH scripts so it can be more tightly integrated.