Hey, you lovely SciChart people!
We have been working hard on a number of things behind the scenes to make it more easy and friendly for you to work with SciChart, and one of the ideas that the team had was to create a Nightly Build for source-code customers!
Github Nightly Source-code Repository to the rescue!
The SciChart WPF, iOS and Android projects now have Github repositories where nightly builds are stored.
These are a private repositories and we will need to grant you access (available for SciChart Source Code customers only).
Steps to access the Github repositories are found below.
The SciChart Github repository is a private repository, which we can grant you access to during your subscription (before support-expiry).
If you’ve never used Github before, it’s basically just version control in the cloud, and you can pull, or ‘get-latest’ our source code with either git or SVN clients, browse changes, view diffs per commit. You can even download a zip.
The repository is read-only, but you can fork our repository (create a branch) and make your own modifications. Then, when we release an update to SciChart, you can choose to merge our changes into yours. If you want, you can even suggest changes to use (but exactly *how* this will work is to be decided).
The SciChart Github repository is linked directly to our build server and nightly build job. We run the nightly build when there are changes in our release branches. This pushes the latest stable version of SciChart to our NuGet feed (compiled DLLs) and github (for source code customers).
We’re including the stable release branches of SciChart, and the projects for building the SciChart framework in WPF, iOS and Android. e.g. for WPF there is a Visual Studio solution at the root of the repository that you can open to build SciChart, for Android an Android Studio project and for iOS and XCode project.
We do not include security sensitive code (such as licensing) and we do not include the examples in the repository just yet. We are brainstorming ways we can include the examples as well as building examples + DLL at the same time would be a nice addition.
To get access, to our Github repositories, please perform the following steps:
If you get stuck, or any other problems, please email support and we will be glad to help.
We hope this is a powerful new feature for you to get stuff done with SciChart! If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions please let us know.