We're using Stash and Bamboo. I'd like to have a build triggered on a tag whenever a tag is added to a specific branch. It seems this feature request is something along those lines, though not precisely:
Since this doesn't seem to be possible currently out of the box, what would be the best way to accomplish this, even if it involved some scripting?
Unfortunately Bamboo doesn't currently have support for anything other than branches. For now you will have to create branches to match your tags. There really isn't anything else you can do.
Whether that's in a client-side script that pushes new branches to Stash, or whether that's a plugin in Stash that does it automatically when somone pushes a tag that's up to you. I'm happy to help if you get stuck on this part.
If you're worried/against the idea of putting branches in your normal repository the slight variation would be to mirror your repository and only create the branches in the fork. That means that normal users won't be aware of those extra branches being created, but bamboo can build from them.
I hope that helps.
PS. While this may seem unrelated, you might want to vote on the following as well. Depending on how this is implemented, if Bamboo supports all refs then that should encompass tags as well:
Thanks for the information Charles. One followup question: you say "Bamboo doesn't currently have support for anything other than branches." However, you can specify a tag when specifying a new branch in Bamboo, as mentioned in the dialogue "The name of the branch (or tag) containing source code". This being the case, I support I could script up something that adds a new "branch", but is actually basing it on a tag, correct?
Pardon if any of the above doesn't make sense. I'm relatively new to git/stash, and bamboo.
Thanks for the correction. You're quite right that you can build against a tag in a new repository in a plan (which is where that text comes from).
However, the problem lies specfically with "branch builds", which are unfortunately exactly that. You can't automatically detect _new_ tags (or any ref - which can be used for things like pull requests).
So for now, if you want Bamboo to automatically create a 'branch' build against your tags, you will need some form of script.
This question is about a year old new, so I would like to know if there are any improvements when it comes to handling git tags in Bamboo? Our CI model is built around git tags and thus I need to auto-trigger a build in Bamboo whenever I push an annotated tag to my repository (which is hosted in Stash). Similarly, once a build is triggered this way, I would like for Bamboo to point out that a new tag was the reason for the build. If the workaround "For now you will have to create branches to match your tags." still applies, I would like to have some guidance in how to manage this automatically inside Stash (eg. using plugin), if possible.
Thanks for your interest in this issue. We fully understand that many of you are dependent on this functionality.
If you're interested in Bamboo support for building forks of repositories please vote on https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/BAM-11205
If you're interested in Bamboo support for triggering builds after tag has been pushed to repository please vote on https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/BAM-17800
We typically review highly voted suggestions every 6 months, at which point we consider whether we want to include it on our roadmap.
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