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Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 06-26-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,821
Posted By pjaquiery
You can sign up for email notification when one...

You can sign up for email notification when one of your posts has been replied to (note the options below the edit pane).

And yes, kinook's support through this forum is the best software support...
Forum: [VBP] Suggestions 03-19-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,823
Posted By pjaquiery
Number steps

It would aid interpreting the log and error reports if steps were numbered as well as named.

In large builds it is hard to avoid reusing step names and that can lead to confusion in the log where...
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 02-13-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,217
Posted By pjaquiery
For historical reasons we are using the devenv...

For historical reasons we are using the devenv command line (rather than the built in VBP step) to build on a dual core system. We had trouble trying to get VCBuild working when we first installed VS...
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 02-08-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,747
Posted By pjaquiery
It would be unusual for a build process to make...

It would be unusual for a build process to make automated changes that are then checked into a revision control system.

If all the outputs from the build process can be derived from the inputs...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 10-17-2006, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,015
Posted By pjaquiery
We see a similar issue to this with one...

We see a similar issue to this with one particular build where it often fails to send a build completion email.

I've not had time to look into this yet, but it is on my todo list. My current...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 08-21-2006, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,869
Posted By pjaquiery
It may not be relevant, but I've noticed that if...

It may not be relevant, but I've noticed that if I am saving a VBP script across our network that it takes of the order of 10 seconds. A local save happens in "no time".

We are using a Mac server...
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 07-20-2006, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,379
Posted By pjaquiery
Does your build process build a series of...

Does your build process build a series of installers? We have been caught in the past because the Wise InstallMaster installer compiler we currently use seems to kick off a compile then return. It's...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 06-01-2006, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,624
Posted By pjaquiery
This is a "can't win" problem. We faced the same...

This is a "can't win" problem. We faced the same issue a number of years ago and settled on an approach where we have a build context for each version of each project. Nothing is shared between...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 03-12-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,625
Posted By pjaquiery
Quoting my own comments back to me - now that's a...

Quoting my own comments back to me - now that's a bit mean. :)

In this particular case the folders to be copied are not known ahead of time, except that the folder not to copy will be present and...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 03-09-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,625
Posted By pjaquiery
How do I specify a folder path to exclude in Copy Files?

I have a folder at the top of a directory tree that I want to exclude from a Copy Files step. There are other folders further down the tree with the same name that I want to copy.

I've tried...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 03-02-2006, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,685
Posted By pjaquiery
pasting file text into an email body

I'd like to include the contents of a text file into the body of an email (not as an attachment).

Is there a simple way to do this without writing a chunk of script to read the text out of the...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 01-24-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,188
Posted By pjaquiery
I keep getting bitten by this don't I? :) Is...

I keep getting bitten by this don't I? :)

Is it possible (and sensible) to detect the context where this happens and generate a warning?
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 01-23-2006, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,188
Posted By pjaquiery
Odd JScript behaviour

If I use

["/samplestring/".replace (/[[\\\/]]$/, "")]

as the Value: for a Set Macro step the macro is set to

/samplestring/

and is also shown in the mouseover tool tip with shift...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 12-05-2005, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,655
Posted By pjaquiery
Quoting problem or bug?

I'm using a JScript regex replace to provide a value in a step as:

['%str%'.replace (/L"([[^"]]+?)"/, '$1')]

which fails to match my test string L"wanted text". However:

['%str%'.replace...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 12-01-2005, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,561
Posted By pjaquiery
With undo/redo the confirmation dialog is not...

With undo/redo the confirmation dialog is not needed any more. Actually I used to find it a real pain in 5.7 in any case, I'm happy to see the back of it.
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 09-01-2005, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,698
Posted By pjaquiery
Use multiple Copy Files steps: Source:...

Use multiple Copy Files steps:

Source: E:\bin\built
Dest: E:\dists\Arcade\Files\Additional DLLs

Include:

\Arcade
\Crystal
Forum: [VBP] Suggestions 08-31-2005, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,132
Posted By pjaquiery
Find should search the action text for steps

To allow all the steps of a particular type to be found, Find should search the action attribute text as well as the currently searched text.
For example, to find all the places email is sent from a...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 08-25-2005, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,948
Posted By pjaquiery
Excellent. That has fixed the problem and...

Excellent. That has fixed the problem and somewhat confirms our suspicion that a wayward .net build process unregistered more than it ought.

Thank you.
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 08-25-2005, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,948
Posted By pjaquiery
VBP Initialization failure

VBP is bring up a dialog containing the text "Initialization of Visual Build Pro builder component failed: No such interface supported" when any project is run.

This seems to have started...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 08-09-2005, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,812
Posted By pjaquiery
Note that you can use JScript or other scripting...

Note that you can use JScript or other scripting languages such as Perl rather than VBScript.
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 06-08-2005, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,100
Posted By pjaquiery
Although we have a small development team (about...

Although we have a small development team (about 8 development programmers and 1 automated testing programmer), we have been using VBP for a number of years to manage a large nightly build (about 4...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 03-23-2005, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,835
Posted By pjaquiery
I use JScript all the time. // Add a...

I use JScript all the time.

// Add a temporary macro
Application.Macros (0).Add ("EmailSuccess", success);

// Return the contents of a macro as a string
function GetStr (macroName)
{
var...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 03-22-2005, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,876
Posted By pjaquiery
I apologise for dragging this discussion out like...

I apologise for dragging this discussion out like this, but... :-)

Yes, I use the subroutine trick too. However the use I have in mind is akin to a switch statement using the Exit/Abort as a...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 03-21-2005, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,876
Posted By pjaquiery
At present I do store information in a temporary...

At present I do store information in a temporary macro prior to the throw. However this whole technique requires an explicit throw.

In many of my build projects I check for various macros passed...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 03-21-2005, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,876
Posted By pjaquiery
Early exit techniques

I currently throw in JScript to initiate an early exit from a build. This results in the Failure Steps being executed. If I set a macro in the throw process I can test it in the Failure Steps...
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