How to handle builds & hotfixes?

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  1. James
    James avatar
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    Mar 2011

    Posted 18 Mar 2012 Link to this post

    Hello,  I've been tinkering with using the RadControls for WPF in my projects and am generally pleased with the toolkit.  The hotfix situation is perplexing me though.

    I noticed it pulls down updates automatically, and that the Telerik references in my project are pointing to one of various folders under, for example, C:\Users\James\AppData\Roaming\Telerik\Updates\RadControls_for_WPF40_2011_2_0920_Dev_hotfix\ ...

    I like that it keeps my working project up-to-date with the latest builids.  But this is making it difficult for me to set up a clean build environment.

    If I want to mark my code as a certain "release", for example, and check everything into version control (I'm now using Mercurial), I like to include the 3rd-party libraries along with it. So that it can always be reproduced exactly as built.  Normally I try to have all 3rd-party libraries within a subfolder in my development folder (which is C:\Apps), as for example:  C:\Apps\VendorLibs\Telerik
    That way, it is obvious where to add references from, and the version-control/build commands know where to get their stuff. Also, this makes it straightforward to set up a continuous-build facility on a separate box to detect checkins, run the build, run the unit-tests, and poke me as soon as I break something.  Or, to create a virtual-machine (I'm using VMWare) of a fresh Windows environment, to test an installer on.  Also, I develop on two boxes at the same time. With the C:\Apps folder synced between them (using a program similar to DropBox). This would work a lot better if Telerik's libraries were within that folder, instead of elsewhere on a totally different path.

    So, my question is: Is there a way to configure the hotfix facility of Telerik's tools, such that instead of using those hotfix folders down in \Users\James\AppData\Roaming, which change periodically, to instead have them placed automatically within a single stable folder of my choosing?
  2. Petar
    Admin
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    Posted 19 Mar 2012 Link to this post

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting us. All that you say makes perfect sense. I totaly understand your point.

    This is a nice feature so I am submitting it to our Public Tracking System so that everyone can vote for it and track its state. Here is the link to the item - http://www.telerik.com/support/pits.aspx#/public/aspnet-ajax/10319

    Should you have any further questions, please write us again.

    Greetings,
    Petar
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  4. Petar
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    Posted 21 Mar 2012 Link to this post

    Hello,

    I am sorry for any confusion caused. The VS Extensions already support this scenario. You can use the options dialog to configure the download location for hotfix packages - http://www.telerik.com/help/wpf/radcontrols-vs-extensions-options.html. The documentation article is not updated though.

    Regards,
    Petar
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