Update customized WCSF

Topics: Web Client Software Factory, Project Management Forum, User Forum
Nov 27, 2007 at 6:24 AM
Hi,

Is there any detailed documentation on how to customize WCSF?
Also, if customized version of WCSF is being used, then what will be the impact of installing new relesed version (say 2.0)? What will happen to customization?

Secondly, how to deploy customized version of WCSF solution? Is it necessary to install WCSF and pre-requisites on each development machine?

Kindly guide.

Thanks,
Navneet
Nov 29, 2007 at 4:14 PM
Hi Navneet.


Is there any detailed documentation on how to customize WCSF?


These topics might help you:
  • Modifying the Guidance Package (Customizing the Web Client Software Factory -> Modifying the Guidance Package)
  • Modifying the Documentation (Customizing the Web Client Software Factory -> Modifying the Documentation)


Also, if customized version of WCSF is being used, then what will be the impact of installing new relesed version (say 2.0)? What will happen to customization?


You can register different customize packages (WCSF 1.1 and 2.0) in the same machine and run them side by side.


Secondly, how to deploy customized version of WCSF solution?


In the Modifying the Guidance Package topic (from WCSF Help), you can find more info about deploying a customized version:


To distribute a guidance package, you create and distribute a Windows Installer package. Developers run the setup program and then enable the guidance package. If you distribute a new version of the guidance package, developers must uninstall the previous version of the guidance package before installing the new one. This process works well when you distribute a guidance package. However, it makes it difficult to efficiently test incremental changes as you modify a guidance package. For developers of guidance packages, the Guidance Automation Toolkit provides recipes that make it easier to test changes. These recipes are named Register Guidance Package, Quick Register, and Unregister Guidance Package.


Thanks.

Sebastian Iacomuzzi
http://staff.southworks.net/blogs/siacomuzzi