So I am happy to share that there is a lot happening for CI Factory. Recently I was on Hanselminutes talking to Scott about CI Factory. This week I hope to be doing a dnrTV show. On April 14th at the NoVa Code Camp in Reston Va Paolo del Mundo will be “giving a presentation about CI Factory (and Continuous Integration in general)”. I will be there too. On April 28th at the Richmond Code Camp in Glen Allen Va I will be presenting on CI Factory. It will include a live demo where we can get our hands dirty! If I can, there will be wireless and you can participate.
I have been getting a lot of email about adding new packages. I created a new Google Group to help share the knowledge transfer with more people. Please join the new CI Factory Dev Google Group and or the old CI Factory User Google Group for help on all things CI Factory, NAnt, CCNet, and CI in general. On the note of trying to help people more with CI Factory I have been working on getting a Google Apps for Domains service for cifactory.org. So far they can’t seem to verify domain ownership in order to turn on the service. I expect that JotSpot will be rolled in and we will have some very nice resources.
This week, with help, work began on these new Packages: Vault, CVS, and FinalBuilder. I think the FinalBuilder Package is in a useable state in Beta 3. Help on these Packages would be very welcome.
I noticed the download count on the Google Project Host has gotten higher than I expected. The last RTM release on 12/29/06 has been downloaded 26400+ times and the total downloads for the 0.8 Beta series, 03/04/07, is 550+. As well the user group has picked up 10 new members in the last 10 days.
Lastly just in case you did not know CI Factory is in Windows Developer Power Tools.