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April 30th, 2014 1 comment
This week I discovered Phing ( In one word: WOW. What an incredibly powerfull ANT based deployment framework. Basically you define targets in an XML file. Each target can perform a multitude of tasks. Moving and copying files. Replacing strings. Work with filesets, include and exclude files. I use it to produce the installation and upgrade ZIP files for Joomla. Not only does is copy the necessary files, but it also changes the manifest file, for instance the version of the extension. From the a single codebase, with one click I have both a file for upgrading an extension or a fresh install. It also archives older versions of the extension. I have only started to scratch the surface of the possibilities. Very exciting framework, you should definitely take a look.
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