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Nice idea this would also would be a required step in order to get rid of
the inception vm (uploading big releases faster over internal network).
On Thursday, April 11, 2013 7:50:21 AM UTC+2, Dr Nic Williams wrote:

https://github.com/StarkAndWayne/cf-release-only#readme

In chatting with Elizabeth the other day, the question arose: "which of
the files in cf-release are actually required to upload a final release?"

Now to upload a dev release you first need to create the dev release. So
you need the whole cf-release repo, with all its submodules (run:
./update), and then you run "bosh create release".

But cf-release comes ready for you to upload a final release. Just clone
it and run "bosh upload release releases/appcloud-131.yml".

So which are the files that are important? And instead of having to clone
any repos, could a Bosh director just go and fetch the minimum set of files
itself and then self-upload the release? Or could we ship "light releases"
- small tarballs that contain the very minimum number of files to upload a
single release (say appcloud-131).

I put the answer in a small repo
https://github.com/StarkAndWayne/cf-release-only#readme

If you have a bosh running, try this:

git clone https://github.com/StarkAndWayne/cf-release-only.git
cd cf-release-only
bosh upload release releases/appcloud-131.yml


In summary, its only 2 folders of yaml files and the appcloud-131.yml file
itself.

I like Martin's idea that I've put at the bottom. Something like:

bosh add remote release https://github.com/cloudfoundry/cf-release
bosh add remote release https://github.com/cloudfoundry/cf-release --name
appcloud

If you're interested in adding awesome new features to bosh, perhaps you'd
like to build this one!

Nic

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