stage/job/task templates

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    Jason Duff

    +1 on this again, and I would like some feedback in case I'm missing something here. 

    It seems that without (at least) stage templates that the whole pipeline metaphor breaks down.  In order to represent the entire deployment workflow as 1 pipeline, as seems to be the intention of the GO UI, you currently end up having to duplicate config for every stage.  For instance, if you want to have a deployment stage for Dev, SIT, UAT, Prod in 1 pipeline you'd have to copy and maintain the config for each separately.  Because most don't want to deal with the maintenance of this and GO currently only allows pipeline templates, you end up creating much smaller pipelines one for each logical stage of your deployment.  Hence, the pipeline metaphor breaks down.

    Any thoughts here?

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    Marco Abis

    Hi Jason,

     

            as mentioned this is something that multiple people are now asking for and it makes a lot of sense. While we haven't fully analysed it and planned it yet it's now on our backlog.

    One note though, Go definitely doesn't NOT want you to model everything using 1 single pipeline. This very brief post might help:

    How do I do CD with Go?: Part 2: Pipelines and Value Streams

    "A Go Pipeline does not necessarily map one-to-one with what is referred to as the automated deployment pipeline in continuous delivery litreature. The automated deployment pipeline is essentially the end-to-end CD value stream. This end to end value stream is often better modeled using multiple Go Pipelines" 

    Hope it helps

    Marco

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    Charles Martin

    This feature is really missing. I am tempted to split everything into pipelines, which is not very efficient. I have to use artifacts a lot when there should not be needed.

    Or i could not use templates, which would be quite annoying too.

    Any news about this since 2012 ?

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    Aaron Tomosky

    +1 for stage templates.

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