You can generate a downloadable package of physical project artifacts such as Tracker Artifacts, Documents, Source Code Repositories (only Git and Subversion are supported), File Releases, and Binaries (only Nexus binaries are supported) from an approved Baseline or a Project Baseline and share the package with your stakeholders.
Prerequisite: You must have Package Generation and Package Download permissions to create baseline packages and download baseline packages respectively.

Generate Baseline Package

Once an Baseline or a Project Baseline is approved, you can generate a Baseline Package out of it and download the package.

When you generate a package, you may choose to include all or a subset of the configuration items (such as Tracker Artifacts, Documents, Source Code Repositories (only Git and Subversion are supported), File Releases, and Binaries (only Nexus binaries are supported)) from an approved Baseline or Project Baseline.

To create a Baseline package:

  1. Log on to TeamForge and select a project from My Workspace.
  2. Click Baselines from the Project Home menu.
  3. Select (click) an approved Baseline or Project Baseline from the list of baselines.
  4. Click Generate Package.
    Generate Package
  5. Type a name for the package.
  6. Select one or more categories that the package must include.

    Package name and Package criteria
  7. Click Generate. A package is generated and listed on the Packages tab.

    Baseline packages listed on the Packages tab

For a baseline including configuration items with large volume of data, there would be a delay in generating the package. In such cases, a “Click to refresh” link is provided to refresh the status of the package being generated.

Click to refresh the package status

Known Issue: The Baseline service may go down during the baseline creation or the package generation process, which may obstruct subsequent baseline operations. Restart the Baseline service (teamforge stop -s teamforge-baseline and teamforge start -s teamforge-baseline) to restore baseline operations.

Download Baseline Package

Once you generate a baseline package, you can download it to extract the package contents or share it with stakeholders, if required.

To download the required package, click the Download icon. A TAR file will be downloaded to the location specified in the baseline configuration file.

Download icon to download the packages

View Baseline Package

Once you download a package, you can extract the downloaded TAR file and view its contents.

Example baseline package folder structure:

Package Contents

Every baseline package contains the following files:

  • The index.html that shows the list of all Tracker Artifacts, Documents, File Releases, Source Code Repositories, and Binaries, if these are included in the Baseline or Project Baseline from which the package was generated.

  • The JSON file for each configuration item included in the Baseline or Project Baseline from which the package was generated. Each JSON file contains the manifest fields and the response specific to that configuration item.

  • The packageInfo JSON file that contains the package details such as package id, title, status, category selected during package generation, user name, package creation date, download path.

  • A files folder that contains all the files attached to the configuration items included in the Baseline or Project Baseline from which the package was generated.

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