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Developer Support Team Foundation Server Blog

Developer Support Team Foundation Server http://blogs.msdn.com/dstfs/ has good inks. For example: Testing Email flow from your Team Foundation Server.

Checking disk space

Here is a quick and dirty diskspace script:

#ssh df -H > /tmp/df.out
df -Hl > /tmp/df.out
cat /tmp/df.out | grep -vE 'Filesystem|tmpfs|cdrom' \
   | awk '{ print $5 " " $1 " " $6 }' | \
while read output ;
    usep=$(echo $output | awk '{ print $1}' | cut -d'%' -f1 )
    partition=$(echo $output | awk '{ print $3 }' )
    if [ $usep -ge $ALERT ]
       printf "Running out of space on partition %s \t %g \t %s %s\n" \
          $partition $usep $(hostname) $(date)

Notice the hard coded ALERT level as well as the commented out ssh command.

It needs work, but should show you how little space one has on all mounted drives.

A TF Command file example

Put the following into a script.tfc file called for example.

cd %3
rem Change the current directory from whatever it is to the project folder.
workspace /new /s:TeamServer2 /user:UNO\juan %1BuildWS%2
rem Create a new workspace on the TeamServer2 server as user UNO\juan.
rem Assign a name to the workspace that concatenates the first command line argument (%1) + "BuildWS" + the second command line argument (%2)
get %1 /recursive
rem retrieve the latest version of the first command line argument.
branch %1 %1V%2
checkin /comment:”This is build v%2 of %1”
label %1Build%2 /category:builds /comment:”%1 Build %2” %1V%2
workspace /delete %1BuildWorkspace%2

Keeping labels when the retention policy deletes builds.

If you setup your TFS build server to delete old builds you might not know TFS deletes the label for that build as well. If you one of those old builds you want to have the label you used to build it. Many ways to deal with this issue. Changing the AT web.config is how to change it for all builds. The builds will be deleted, but the labels will remain.

From: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/tfsbuild/thread/a08bf751-4...

"The build admin can add a flag to the Web.config file on the Application Tier to specify that labels should not be deleted. Here is an example of what that line in the web.config file would look like:

<add key="PreserveLabelsOnBuildDeletion" value="True"/>

Large team considerations

http://tfsguide.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?title=Chapter%2010%20-%20Lar... for large teams using tfs.

Here is a piece on # of projects and some sql queries. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa974183(VS.80).aspx

Building with tfs 2008

Here is an interesting add on: http://sdctasks.codeplex.com/ It has many tasks and targets.

I found the "sdctasks" from this site: http://tfsbuild.com/MainPage.ashx

http://blogs.msdn.com/msbuild/archive/2007/04/26/building-projects-in-pa... shows how to build using multiple cores. Also, shows some ability to keep projects from building at the same time.

Finally, http://wix.sourceforge.net/votive.html seems to offer Wix ability as well.

Xcode build setting reference

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/DeveloperTools/Reference/XcodeB... is where I finally found a list of possible options for xcodebuild.

Tomcat integration with Active Directory

For those in a world where IT is based on Microsoft's Active Directory (AD), you might be able to integrate Tomcat with the AD by looking at these links:



Sourforge links of the day

http://asymptote.sourceforge.net/index.html appears to be like graphviz.

http://homepage.mac.com/krmathis/ is where one can get a mac command line version on 7z.exe

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