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Status Not under consideration
Categories APIs & SDKs
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 3, 2021

DTXDS APIs for the Launcher

We are currently trying to automate a bit our software lifecycle management and we would like to automate the compilation and deployment of maps on our Linux system.

We are using Azure pipeline for this automatization and we would like to have a way to generate a MSL based on a MSD via the DTXDS APIs.

Unfortunately, there is only some classes for Maps and Type Trees.

The idea for us will be to be able to generate the MSL based on a MSD via the DTXDS APIs, but we can imagine to add some maps in the system, change some properties, etc ...

What is your industry? Financial Markets
How will this idea be used?

The global idea is to use the DTXDS API's in our Azure pipeline system to generate the msl based on a msd.

The developer will do a push of his/her branch and after several approvals, the content of his/her branch will be deployed on the target environment.

Multiple components will be directly copied (scripts, ITX mdq, config files ...), but some component must be compile (ITX maps, and ITX msd).

  • Guest
    Dec 2, 2021

    This does not appear to be feasible for the Launcher as it stands right now. We do have SDEPLOY command line utility to generate MSL from MSD files for automation purposes