Since I’m just getting started with Cruise Control, I thought I’d look around the web and blogosphere and put together some resources on configuring CruiseControl.NET.
- Cruise Control
- Craig Andera describes how he likes to set up directories in CruiseControl.NET
- Setting Up Continuous
- Joel outlines the steps he takes to set up CruiseControl.NET.
- Lessons Learned From Setting Up
- Kris Syverstad provides some lessons learned while trying to configure CruiseControl .NET and offers some tips.
- CruiseControl.NET from Scratch - Joe Field writes a guide to getting started with CruiseControl.NET.
After reading through many of these resources, I have a question about directory structures. You see, I try to be an obedient Microsoft developer (will it pay off?) and set up my directories as outlined in the Microsoft Patterns & Practices article Team Development with Visual Studio .NET and Visual SourceSafe.
The article proposes that you group code into “Systems” which may contain one or more VS.NET Solutions. A Solution of course may contain one or more Projects. Below is figure 3.5 from the article illustrating the directory structure.
\ Figure 3.5. Visual Studio .NET and VSS Folder Structure
In general, projects and solutions won’t be shared across systems, i.e. a solution in one system won’t reference a project in another. However I do have one exception in that I have a code library system with projects that other solutions may reference. For example:
Projects CodeLibrarySystem CodeLibrarySolution Project1 Project2 SomeOtherSystem SomeSolution Project1 Project3
So, in my case, should I map a CruiseControl.NET project to a System or a Solution? Any recommendations?