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Automating build process   -   John Oliva
  REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build   -   John Oliva
   RE: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build   -   Steve Smith
    RE: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build   -   John Oliva
    Re: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build   -   Norman Palardy
   Re: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build   -   Roger Clary
    RE: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build   -   John Oliva
     Re: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build   -   Roger Clary
   Re: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build   -   William Yu
    RE: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build   -   Steve Smith

REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build
Date: 19.08.05 15:26 (Fri, 19 Aug 2005 10:26:17 -0400)
From: John Oliva
I am using RB2005r2 on WinXP Pro and would like to automate the build
process. I have seen reference to REALbasicCom.DLL, which I believe is
a COM interface for interacting with the IDE. Can someone comfirm this
and let me know where I can find it?

Also, please consider signing on to feature request 'petkexee', which
requests that builds can be run from the command line. This would
_greatly_ improve the use of this tool when you want automated builds.

Thanks,
John

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RE: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build
Date: 19.08.05 15:35 (Fri, 19 Aug 2005 09:35:34 -0500)
From: Steve Smith
I signed on. Is there a number where RB really starts paying attention to a
request. 12 people doesn't sound like much, but I have a feeling most people
just don't bother signing on. This is such an obvious need for a production
type development environment. Maybe there just aren't that many windows
developers?

Steve

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To: 'REALbasic NUG'
Subject: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build

I am using RB2005r2 on WinXP Pro and would like to automate the build
process. I have seen reference to REALbasicCom.DLL, which I believe is a
COM interface for interacting with the IDE. Can someone comfirm this and
let me know where I can find it?

Also, please consider signing on to feature request 'petkexee', which
requests that builds can be run from the command line. This would _greatly_
improve the use of this tool when you want automated builds.

Thanks,
John

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RE: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build
Date: 19.08.05 15:49 (Fri, 19 Aug 2005 10:49:18 -0400)
From: John Oliva
> I signed on. Is there a number where RB really starts paying
> attention to a request. 12 people doesn't sound like much,
> but I have a feeling most people just don't bother signing
> on. This is such an obvious need for a production type
> development environment. Maybe there just aren't that many
> windows developers?

Hopefully the fact that this feature request has been entered through
the proper channel and is an obvious need (as you indicated) will get
their attention.

A command-line build capability could be made cross-platform and use a
common set of options. Windows, Linux and Mac all have the ability to
run programs from the command line.

John Oliva
www.danicsystems.com

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Re: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build
Date: 19.08.05 16:59 (Fri, 19 Aug 2005 09:59:27 -0600)
From: Norman Palardy

On Aug 19, 2005, at 8:35 AM, Steve Smith wrote:

> I signed on. Is there a number where RB really starts paying attention
> to a
> request. 12 people doesn't sound like much, but I have a feeling most
> people
> just don't bother signing on. This is such an obvious need for a
> production
> type development environment. Maybe there just aren't that many windows
> developers?
>
> Steve
>
There are unimplemented requests with hundreds of signers
And some that only had 1 or 2

REAL assess the requests based on a number of criteria and the number
of signers is only one of the criteria

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Re: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build
Date: 19.08.05 17:49 (Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:49:11 -0400)
From: Roger Clary

On Aug 19, 2005, at 10:26 AM, John Oliva wrote:

> I am using RB2005r2 on WinXP Pro and would like to automate the build
> process. I have seen reference to REALbasicCom.DLL, which I
> believe is
> a COM interface for interacting with the IDE. Can someone comfirm
> this
> and let me know where I can find it?
>
> Also, please consider signing on to feature request 'petkexee', which
> requests that builds can be run from the command line. This would
> _greatly_ improve the use of this tool when you want automated builds.
>

Can someone explain a little further for me. I don't understand what
would be included in an "automated build" What happens more than
currently does when you select "Build Application" from the RB menu?

Thanks

Roger M. Clary
Class One Software
http://www.classonesoftware.com
<email address removed>

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RE: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build
Date: 19.08.05 18:17 (Fri, 19 Aug 2005 13:17:59 -0400)
From: John Oliva
Roger-

This can vary quite a bit. The simplest version I can think of would
allow you to launch the build process from the command line (as if you
selected 'Build Application' from the IDE) and return a result code -
whether the build succeeded or not. A more complex version would allow
you to set other command line switches to control the build - perhaps
indicating a configuration file for the build process.

It is a generally accepted best practice to perform regular builds of
your software product (we do it daily) to verify that you are always
able to build your product. There are some great tools that can be used
to assist in this. We use VisualBuilder Pro which runs under Windows.
On a daily basis, Visual Builder Pro launches in the wee hours of the
morning, checks out a clean version of the source code for each of our
products from source control and each of the target products are built.
The automated process then runs a set of tests to verify the correct
operation of the product software. In a similar manner, our
documentation and other product artifacts are checked out and built. We
then collect all of the pieces together and automatically build an
installer, which is common practice for the Windows platform. At any
point in this daily build process, a failure can halt the build (if you
wish) and send an e-mail to the build manager with a detailed log of the
build and the failures. If the build goes successfully, a short e-mail
is sent indicating as much.

There is more to it than this, but hopefully this gives you an idea of
the process and intentions.

Regards,
John Oliva
www.danicsystems.com

> On Aug 19, 2005, at 10:26 AM, John Oliva wrote:
>
> > I am using RB2005r2 on WinXP Pro and would like to automate
> the build
> > process. I have seen reference to REALbasicCom.DLL, which I
> > believe is
> > a COM interface for interacting with the IDE. Can someone comfirm
> > this
> > and let me know where I can find it?
> >
> > Also, please consider signing on to feature request
> 'petkexee', which
> > requests that builds can be run from the command line. This would
> > _greatly_ improve the use of this tool when you want
> automated builds.
> >
> Can someone explain a little further for me. I don't understand what
> would be included in an "automated build" What happens more than
> currently does when you select "Build Application" from the RB menu?
>
> Thanks
>
> Roger M. Clary

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Re: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build
Date: 19.08.05 22:35 (Fri, 19 Aug 2005 17:35:44 -0400)
From: Roger Clary

On Aug 19, 2005, at 1:17 PM, John Oliva wrote:

> This can vary quite a bit. The simplest version I can think of would
> allow you to launch the build process from the command line (as if you
> selected 'Build Application' from the IDE) and return a result code -
> whether the build succeeded or not. A more complex version would
> allow
> you to set other command line switches to control the build - perhaps
> indicating a configuration file for the build process.
>
> -- snip --
>
> There is more to it than this, but hopefully this gives you an idea of
> the process and intentions.

Thanks for that explanation, John. I was never aware that those trial
builds would be needed, but I can see, particularly in larger shops,
where that would be helpful.

Roger M. Clary
Class One Software
http://www.classonesoftware.com
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Re: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build
Date: 19.08.05 18:06 (Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:06:42 -0500)
From: William Yu
On 8/19/05 9:26 AM, "John Oliva" <<email address removed>> wrote:

> I am using RB2005r2 on WinXP Pro and would like to automate the build
> process. I have seen reference to REALbasicCom.DLL, which I believe is
> a COM interface for interacting with the IDE. Can someone comfirm this
> and let me know where I can find it?

That was for automating the build process of RB 5.5.5. We don't currently
have anything similar for RB2005 yet.

Regards,
William Yu
<email address removed>

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RE: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build
Date: 19.08.05 21:40 (Fri, 19 Aug 2005 15:40:20 -0500)
From: Steve Smith
I'm still on 5.5.5. Where would I find this?

Steve

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Sent: Friday, August 19, 2005 12:07 PM
To: REALbasic NUG <<email address removed>>
Subject: Re: REALbasicCom.DLL for automating Windows build

On 8/19/05 9:26 AM, "John Oliva" <<email address removed>> wrote:

> I am using RB2005r2 on WinXP Pro and would like to automate the build
> process. I have seen reference to REALbasicCom.DLL, which I believe
> is a COM interface for interacting with the IDE. Can someone comfirm
> this and let me know where I can find it?

That was for automating the build process of RB 5.5.5. We don't currently
have anything similar for RB2005 yet.

Regards,
William Yu
<email address removed>

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