Packaging the V2 Adapter
There are two purposes for building the adapter, one is for creating the packages for a release - which is what this page is about, the other is for creating whatever you need for debugging or testing purposes.
The procedure described here is for those people who need to release a new version of the adapter.
Preparing the source code
The version numbers follow the basic principles of semantic versioning. (The fourth number is used for debug versions under development, and will always be 0 for release versions.)
The version numbers have to be edited in the following files, and should match:
||change both file and assembly version number|
||change Version tag|
||change the version number, but only use the two first digits.|
||If the major/minor number has changed, update that here, 2nd line. If year is changed, update copyright years accordingly.|
Build a release version, AnyCPU.
Use NAnt and use the package target
Run this from the solution root folder
The resulting files can be found in the "package" folder:
NUnitVisualStudioTestAdapter-[VERSION].vsix This is the extension for Visual Studio, which is uploaded to the Visual Studio Gallery.
NUnitVisualStudioTestAdapter-[VERSION].zip This is a zipped package for use with TFS Server Builds when you don't use the NuGet package in your solution. See [this blog] for more information.
NUnitVisualStudioTestAdapter-[VERSION].nupkg This is the NuGet package, which is uploaded to NuGet for the adapter
NUnitVisualStudioTestAdapterAndFramework-[VERSION].nupkg This is a NuGet package which includes the NUnit 2.6.3 framework, uploaded to NuGet for the adapter with framework
Publishing the Release
Create a release on GitHub. Few people use this directly, but it is the benchmark release and provides an archive of all past releases, so we do this first. Github will automatically create zip and tar files containing the source. In addition, upload all four packages created above as a part of the release.
Upload the vsix package to the Visual Studio Gallery using the NUnitDeveloper account. If you don't have access to that account, ask one of the committers with access to do the upload for you.
Upload the two NuGet packages to nuget.org. You use your own account for this but you must have been pre-authorized in order for it to work. If you are not authorized, ask a committer with access to do it for you.
Update the documentation pages in this web site as needed. In order to do this quickly after publishing the packages, you may want to clone the
nunit/docsrepository and prepare a pull request in advance.
Update the website as needed. The website is maintained in the nunit.org repository to which all committers have access. You should create a branch like 'release-n.n' and make the necessary changes there. There are three vsAdapterXxxxx files that will probably require updating. Add an announcement to the home page and remove any announcement for an older version of the adapter.Create a pull request to merge your changes into the master branch. For rapid publication, you should create the PR and have it reviewed in advance, performing the merge after the packages are published.
Publicize the release, first announcing it on the nunit-developer and nunit-discuss lists and then more widely as appropriate. [We should develop a list of places.]
- Publishing the release requires access to various online accounts, which are mentioned above. For obvious reasons, the passwords are not provided. Contact Charlie or Terje if you need this access.
- The website and docs site contain duplicate information at this time. In future, the duplication will be eliminated.
- When a change is merged into the nunit.org master branch, one of the project leaders uploads it manually to the web site. This will be automated in the future.
Visual Studio 2013 You need Visual Studio 2013. We use the ultimate edition, but it should be enough with the premium edition. (I will probably work with both the Pro or the Express editions too, but we haven't tried them). The latest 1.1 version is built using Update 2 RC.
Visual Studio 2013 SDK
You need this to work with the vsix. Download from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40758
NAnt Download from http://nant.sourceforge.net/. We use the 0.92 version.
NuGet You need the nuget.exe in your path. Download the exe from http://nuget.codeplex.com/downloads/get/784779. We use the 2.8 version
VS2012 TestPlatform object model You need to have this around, the adapter and the test project refer to this. The easiest way to get it, is to have VS2012 installed and get it from there. It is located at a location similar to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE\CommonExtensions\Microsoft\TestWindow" and is named Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestPlatform.ObjectModel.dll
- You might need to fix up these references if the locations doesn't match what has been used.
Close the Milestone
Draft and publish a Release, named like "Version 2.0". Add all the binaries to the same release. Tag the release like V2.0
The adapter release notes should be updated.
The file is named vsTestAdapterReleaseNotes.html, and is found under Docs/2.6.4 in the nunit.org repository, branch "vs-adapter-2.0"
Also check that the files vsTestAdapterLicense.html and vsTestAdapterReleaseNotes.html is up to date.