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Questions tagged [release-management]

Use this tag for questions about Release Management, related to topics about managing, planning, scheduling and controlling a software build through different stages and environments.

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How frequently do PaaS:VPS agencies upgrade OS_release in comparison to PaaS:shared-webserver?

I know that in a In PaaS:shared-webserver service a user could have the OS of its server environment release_upgraded in 8 or 12 years or so ! For example, I host a few sites on a particular host that ...
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Migrate from Urbancode deploy to Xldeploy

I am currentlt working on migrating from urbancode deploy to xldeploy. Is there any process set for migration?
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A cloud technology with automatic upgrades of my OS-release and web server release?

I desire a cloud technology that will redund my need of using Vagrant to continuously integrate OS release upgrades (say from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 including all software installed by apt-get --- ...
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Comparative analysis on when to run the smoke test (and if it should be blocking the build)

Currently we are a team of 12 developers in two locations. In the past 3 quarters (3 releases) we always had an overload of bug-fixing just before the release: memory leaks functionality that worked ...
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Creating a task for a backlog item automated in the release pipeline of VSTS

I'm looking for a possibility to create a task and attach it to a backlog-item from the release pipeline in Microsofts TFS/VSTS. So far I couldn't find anything that would make this possible. Has ...
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Are direct download links from a private bucket possible with s3?

We deploy our application as two separate virtual appliances in OVF formats. The OVFs are about 1.5g each and we have a few other incidental installers for specific situations. Currently we are ...
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Email notifications to Business approvers

Have been searching around the web, but I can't seem to find what I need and I'm loath to put something custom together without definitely ruling out some sort of supported solution. Due to auditing ...
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What is the term for a deployment designed to make a future cutover seamless (not blue/green)?

I'm currently working on a new major version (v2) of an application meant to replace the current production version (v1). This redesign carries with it changes to the front-end, public API layer, ...
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Build and Deploy Pre-compiled ASP .NET application with TFS vNext

I have set up a build and release process in TFS for my ASP .NET application. The build compiles the application into a package as an artifact. The release process does a web deploy and overrides ...
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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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How to set a Git repository when creating a job in Jenkins from a Groovy script?

I'm trying to setup a Jenkins server with Groovy script: def repository = 'git@somerepo' import hudson.tasks.Shell; job = Jenkins.instance.createProject(FreeStyleProject, 'TestJob') job....
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What's the term for moving/promoting code between deployment environments

I'm looking for a term that unambiguously describes the process of promoting a "deployment bundle" (for lack of a more accurate/technical term) from one deployment environment to another, from ...
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How to refresh user's content of the site after release?

I have an Angular / Web Api 2 site that uses ui-router for SPA behaviour and gulp for file transformations. There is an issue where when I release the site, the user has to refresh their browser to ...
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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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VSO Release launch published exe

I have hosted VSO build agents building our exe and that pipeline setup. I am trying to deploy the produced exe to a dev testing environment. I have a deployment group set up and the files are being ...
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Recommendations about release convention or standard for Python scripts?

I have a lot of python scripts which I release to a python virtual environment on a remote machine. The virtual environment is rarely updated. The scripts are pulled from a git repository and a ...
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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 can DevOps help to improve Software Escrow procedures?

Consider a software vendor and a licensed customer of some software of this vendor, wheres the software being licensed is either used on premise (at the customer's location), or in the format of SaaS ...
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Which ways are there to decouple deployment from release?

One method of continuous deployment is to decouple deployment from release, i.e. you deploy updates without activating the changes immediately. I know that feature-toggles can be used for this, but I'...
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Which Release Management aspects help explain the difference between Waterfall and Agile?

When explaining DevOps to somebody, it happens that a question comes up like: How does Release Management using the Agile methodology differ from Waterfall? So what kind of criteria can you use to ...
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How to get rid of develop branch for simplified Git flow

In a continuously developed web project (not a product) we currently have the following branching strategy, roughly based on git flow: develop branch: latest working version master branch: version to ...
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What is the origin of “Release early and often”?

Where does the origin of the Release Early, Release Often (RERO) principle come from?
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Relation of devops with release management [closed]

How do devops deals 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 ...