Getting started with builds

If you are a developer, tester, or release engineer, this topic can help you get started with setting up, administering, or working with builds.

If you are a release engineer, the following sections can help you set up and administer your builds:

If you are a developer or tester, the following topics can help you work more effectively with builds:

  1. Requesting builds
  2. Viewing build results
  3. Viewing build status

The JUnit example project includes a sample build definition and build engine. The companion tutorial contains instructions about how to start the sample build engine, request a build, and view build results. For more information, see Tutorial: Exploring the Engineering Workflow Management JUnit example project.

The following diagram demonstrates sample build workflows. The diagram is provided only as an example. Although many of the steps can be done using either the Web interface or the Eclipse client, the steps link to topics that refer to the Eclipse client.

Example build work flow for Engineering Workflow
Management Release engineer: Click this area to get information about installing the Build System Toolkit Release engineer: Click this area to get information about creating a dedicated build workspace Release engineer: Click this area to get information about creating a build definition Release engineer: Click this area to get information about creating a build engine Release engineer: Click this area to get information about starting a build engine Developer: Click this area to get information about requesting a build Developer: Click this area to get information about viewing build status Developer: Click this area to get information about viewing build results