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A release or releasing is the act of making features or bug fixes available for consumption. A release is not necessarily the same as a deployment, with the latter being the promotion of code into an environment, feature flags or toggles may be used to hide new functionality from consumers.

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How to manage a system release containing multiple packages?

What we need to do is be able to find a consistent solution to create a single package (lets call it Master package) that contains multiple packages, check that these packages are compatible with each ...
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Best artifactory type for Azure release pipeline

We've just started to use Azure DevOps platform and having some doubts regarding artifactory type for release pipeline. Here's the situation: we get complete delivery in zip file from Dev team which ...
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Should my secrets be part of my release or not? Trying to understand "V. Build, release, run" from the twelve-factor app

Ok, to start off, I am web developper that happens to have to do devOps, so I am currently reading on the subject to get better at this stuff. I was reading the V. Build, release, run, and the release ...
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Best practice for building releases with Jenkins multibranch pipeline

We have started moving from Subversion to git (using Bitbucket, to be exact), and I'm unsure how to manage release builds with the multibranch concept. This is how we do it in Subversion: We have one ...
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What permission is required to deploy release?

What permission is required to allow a user to manually deploy (or redeploy) a stage in an Azure DevOps Release Pipeline?
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Why should I tag a commit to create a release?

I work on a new CICD, replacing Jenkins-X 2 by GitHub Actions. After seeing a lot of actions to create a release + changelog, I found that a lot of them are trigger by a tag on a commit to launch the ...
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Azure Release Pipeline Fails Using Expand-Archive Command

Sometime in the last week, our pipeline started using Expand-Archive to open the .zip file during the "IIS Web App Deployment" step instead of 7-Zip. It does not appear that this was done by ...
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GUI over GitLab CI Environment Deployments With Multiple Instances?

Let's say I have a SaaS style project (similar to Databricks). We may make release 2.0.0 of this project, have automated testing and deployment to dev, automated promotion to nonprod, etc. In ...
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Where Azure DevOps Services Enviromnent come into play?

I am trying to understand where you actually use the environments you setup in a project. I though I could use them to deploy on specific servers from deployment agent which are hosted on another on ...
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When to "npm publish" when using git flow

I'm using the following resources as a guide to git flow: git-flow cheatsheet git-flow Using git-flow to automate your git branching workflow However, none of them explicitly mention at what point ...
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Should I use release branch to push my changes?

Should I use a release branch to push changes out to production or release it off master branch - the main pipeline where changes are merged by developers of their feature branches? Not to mention, ...
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Git Release branching strategy for Continuous integration and deployment

We have tried multiple branching strategies to adopt CI/CD. Developers develop on the feature branch and then merging to master which get deployed to QA for testing and then master is deployed to ...
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How trigger a build by a commit in a branch prefix?

On the Azure DevOps, in we git we have a schema of branches where we create a branch per sprint, for sample: sprint01 sprint02 sprint03 ... We keep the 3 last sprint branches, and in this case when ...
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Organizing the build steps on AzureDevOps

I am new on DevOps world and I am making my first build/release pipeline for a .net web application using Azure DevOps. On the picture bellow, I just add some build steps and create some tasks groups ...
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How to avoid branchageddon with large organisations?

How do you avoid a branchageddon situation when working with large organisations? We work with a number of large financial organisations whose approach is to not take updates to software, but ...
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What is difference between release and deployment?

What is the basic difference between software release and deploy? What is the relation between software release management and continuous deployment?
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Where should I store my build configuration files?

At my work we use git for our source control, MSBuild for our builds, and Jenkins for our CI. Our git repo will have different branches for the cycle of the product (develop, QA, release). My ...
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How to correlate Devops deploy on demand with Agile Sprint Process

I'm not clear how a Sprint which is timed-box to a predetermined length (1/2/3 weeks) fits with a DevOps principle of being able to deploy on demand or as needed. Is deploying to production part of ...
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RPM's, VM's : time consuming

I am constantly delivering RPM packages upon every new version of some project. Every version is dependent on some developing prerequisites CentOS 7 git Some npm packages. Some Python PIP packages ...
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Release/file sharing service

At my company we use FTP to share releases and e-mail to notify customers of the availability. I'm looking for a service offering: Easily upload of a file Users need to sign in to download and ...
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What is the difference between packages and artifacts?

I would like to understand the difference between package and artifact. Also In what context we should use these terms.
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How to decide between Rolling Releases versus LTS Releases?

There are software packages that offer a choice between either of those types of releases: a Rolling release. a Long Term Support (= LTS) release. Consider the available Ubuntu releases as an ...
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Is it possible to autodeploy on every commit in a specific branch using Travis CI and GitHub?

I'd like to deploy files using Travis CI and it only works for a tagged commit. When committing to the branch, there is a warning: Skipping a deployment with the releases provider because this is ...
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Relation of devops with release management [closed]

How does DevOps deal with release management? Is release management is the part of devops lifecycle? Do devops take active part in release management or the organization has hire to another ...
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