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MatroxRT
Level 7

Re: Automated Build Process

You should check out Gulpjs

http://gulpjs.com/

Honestly, Gulp is pretty amazing, create a watch task on your brs files, and you can use it to auto-zip and deploy to a Roku device. A total time saver. You can also just have it run the makefile to get up and running -- I did this for months and it worked great, but now I have a variation that is pure javascript without the make dependency. You can have it do a bunch to automate that build process for the types of tasks you listed as well.
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greeneca
Level 7

Re: Automated Build Process

Yes it is the same process that the device uses you can just do it using the tool instead of using their web UI.
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EnTerr
Level 9

Re: Automated Build Process

"MatroxRT" wrote:
You should check out Gulpjs
http://gulpjs.com/
Honestly, Gulp is pretty amazing, create a watch task on your brs files, and you can use it to auto-zip and deploy to a Roku device. A total time saver. You can also just have it run the makefile to get up and running -- I did this for months and it worked great, but now I have a variation that is pure javascript without the make dependency. You can have it do a bunch to automate that build process for the types of tasks you listed as well.

Coincidently, recently re something else i was wondering "gulp or grunt?" - did some reading and ran into this making the great point of "neither":
http://blog.keithcirkel.co.uk/why-we-sh ... ing-grunt/
also https://medium.freecodecamp.com/why-i-l ... .iljgyxfwe
(Spoiler alert: npm comes with Node.js and can do what you need sans plugin adapters/wrappers)

DIsclaimer: using npm, gulp, grunt makes sense only if one is a JavaScript developer and already uses Node.js for something else. No point whatsoever otherwise.
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