TeamCI Released - For Free!

posted on 08/28/06 at 10:58:09 pm by Joel Ross

I've been helping a client upgrade from Visual SourceSafe to Team System over the past couple of weeks, and one of our requirements is to ensure that we still have an automated build process. Well, TFS does not have an automated build system out of the box, and finding something has been a challenge.

Until now! On Friday, Notion Solutions released TeamCI, a free CI tool that works with Team System. I got it installed today, but haven't had much of a chance to work with it. Hopefully, it will work out nicely for us. I'll update as I get more experience with it.

FYI, our solution to this point has been to use the CruiseControl.NET plug-in for TFS. That's worked out fine for us - it's convenient because we can use the same build files in our current process. But the down side is that we don't get build reporting directly into TFS, and since consolidation of all of our third party tools was a goal, this doesn't exactly fit. It's better than no CI, but not what we were hoping for. Hopefully, once we get TeamCI up and running, it'll work out for us.

[via Greg's Cool Thing Of The Day]

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