QuickBuild is a continuous integration and release management server, acting as the central place to produce, test, deploy, and release software builds. It is designed to guard the health of your project by preventing broken builds, and to improve your build delivery process by pushing builds through a customizable pipeline (for example, dev->QA->release) with related information connected such as resolved issues and relevant SCM changes.
|Tags||continuous integration build management build automation release management|
|Operating Systems||Windows Mac OS X Linux AIX HP-UX FreeBSD Solaris|
|Implementation||Java HTML AJAX Wicket|
Release Notes: This release verifies GitHub pull requests and updates pull request status based on build results, integrates the GitHub issue tracker to parse GitHub issues in commit messages, leverages the perforce shelve feature to run pre-commit builds without using a user agent, retrieves changes of Subversion externals, adds custom build and request columns, displays the reason for waiting steps, uses environment variables in composite steps for inheritance and overridden, allows drag-and-drop to organize favorite dashboards, provides resource access information to know about resource usage status, and adds coverity report rendering.
Release Notes: This release launches the build agent on demand into Amazon EC2. A build pipeline to visualize the commits lifecycle across different build and deployment stages. Optionally stores artifacts of configuration sub tree to specified build agents to reduce server load. Grid and server metric collection and trending. Alert definition and notification for key performance indicators.
Release Notes: A customizable dashboard was provided for users and groups to organize build information via gadgets. Report aggregation provides a build metrics summary of descendant configurations. Resource management was implemented for better control of build distribution and agent load. A grid partition divides grid nodes between different configuration trees. User activity auditing was added for tracking and reviewing every modification to the system. CollabNet TeamForge, Redmine, Google Repo, and Boost tests were integrated. The report system was redesigned for improved user experience and performance.
Release Notes: DVCS (distributed version control system) integration was added, including Git, Mercurial, and Bazaar. A gated push feature was added to run verification builds against ready-to-push changes on the server before sending them to the official DVCS repository. .NET support was enhanced with Team Foundation Server, MSBuild, and Visual Studio solution builder integration.
Release Notes: This release works tightly with issue tracking systems to provide an integrated view of issues, builds, and SCM changes. You no longer need worry about which issues are fixed in a particular build or in which build a particular issue is fixed, since QuickBuild tracks this information for you automatically. The release management functionality was improved considerably with the ability to use the next unreleased version in the issue tracker as the next build version, and the ability to push built versions into the issue tracker as released versions.