xcodebuilder, a gem for managing iOS builds
xcodebuilder is a fork from BetaBuilder, heavily modified to be more generic and convenient. It was written to simplify CI for iOS and OSX project, as a mere ruby wrapper on xcodebuild.
In a nutshell, it supports:
- Building iOS and OSX apps
- Uploading iOS apps to testflightapp.com.
- Git tagging builds
- Automatically incrementing the
kCFBundleVersionKeykey for your project
- Linting and releasing a CocoaPod library
All this is implemented in plain ruby, and distributed as a ruby gem, which makes it quite trivial to integrate that with
rake, or do more complex things should you want to.
In short, xcodebuilder is the best thing since chocolate milkshake to setup your Cocoa CI tracks: it takes care of scripting xcodebuild, taking all this complexity away from you, while you still retain fine grain control over your build. You can pick your signing identity, add random extra params, upload your builds to TF (with or without DSYM). If your project is simple and you don't require any of this fanciness, your rakefile is about 15 lines short. If your project is complex and you require a bunch of fanciness, your rakefile is about 30 lines short. w00t!x
The simplest is to integrate xcodebuilder within a Rakefile. Start off by installing xcodebuilder:
$ sudo gem install xcodebuilder
Include the xcodebuilder gem by adding the following at the top of your Rakefile: require 'rubygems' require 'xcodebuilder'
Instantiate a builder object:
builder = ::. do |config| config.app_name = "YOUR_APP_NAME" end
Build your project. This will package an IPA and drop it in ./pkg:
task :build do builder.package end
Release your project. This will package the IPA, drop it in ./pkg, increment the build number and git tag the tree:
task :build do builder.release end
A full list of configuration options and their details
This code is licensed under the MIT license.
Copyright (c) 2010 Luke Redpath Copyright (c) 2013 Olivier Larivain
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