Template Configurations

A quick question on templates....

I unfortunately haven't yet had a chance to try out the EAP, but I was wondering if anyone could tell me if existing configurations could be updated to make use of templates, retaining history & etc.  From the documentation, this seems to be the case, but I would like to confirm...

Thanks,

ray

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Ray,

Yes, you could create new build configuration template from  existing configuration. To do so, navigate to the desired build configuration  settings page, click Extract Template and type a name for the new template in  appeared dialog window. Build configuration, from which the new template was  extracted, will be attached automatically to this newly created template.
For more information read http://www.jetbrains.net/confluence/display/TCD5/Build+Configuration+Template.

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Thanks for the update.  I guess maybe my question should have been, can I use the 'Attach to Template' feature on existing builds and preserve their history?

Thanks,

ray

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The history is linked with build configuration itself. When you attach/detach configuration to a template or extract template from a build configuration the configuration stays the same, so history is preserved.

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Thanks for the update Pavel

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Hi!

One more question about templates. I tried to use templates, but as far as I see projects, which use template, can differ only with dependencies, variables and agent requirements.
Is it impossible to create template without version control or runner settings? Can I use template for projects which differ with VCS root or runner targets?

Regards

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Please take a look at our documentation: http://www.jetbrains.net/confluence/display/TCD5/Build+Configuration+Template
There you will find what settings can be redefined and how.

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Thanks for reply.
I see now that it's impossible. Do you plan to add re-definition ability for VCS roots, build runner type and build triggers?

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Yes, we plan. Chances are in the next minor release (5.1 or so) it will be possible to redefine more settings than now.

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It's great!!! Thank you!

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