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Show Forge Application Version

Lifetime
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Service Studio and Service Center should show the Forge application version.


If I install an application from Forge, the version should be visible in Service Studio and Service Center. This way we can easilly compare the version we have installed with the latest versions from Forge.


In Service Studio it could be visible in the apllication screen (see attached print screen)

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Created on 4 May 2015
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Components and applications that come with the platform all have the platform version they belong to as part of their Description, so it is quite simple to determine just by glancing the Application/eSpace list whether they are outdated or not.

A somewhat similar pattern could be used to the Forge components, as the component Version is part of the meta-data provided by the developer when making those components available in the Forge.



Merged from 'Show version of Forge components/applications installed in environment' (idea created on 2017-07-13 09:19:36 by Jorge Martins), on 2017-07-14 14:13:12 by Carlos Alfaro
Merged this idea with 'Forge version info should show in Service Center' (created on 2016-05-22 14:32:13 by Justin James)
When you download a component from the Forge, the version information from the Forge should show in Service Center, so you know if you should update or not.

J.Ja

Merged from 'Forge version info should show in Service Center' (idea created on 2016-05-22 14:32:13 by Justin James), on 2017-07-14 14:13:49 by Carlos Alfaro
The forge version should also be displayed in lifetime.

Merged from 'Forge version info should show in Service Center' (idea created on 2016-05-22 14:32:13 by Justin James), on 2017-07-14 14:13:49 by Carlos Alfaro
Merged this idea with 'Stronger versioning of applications' (created on 04 Jul 2018 10:02:55 by João Almeida)

The versions of a component in Forge basically are only useful in the site itself, as soon as the item is downloaded you easily loose track of the current version, and there's no way to check that in Service Center also. 

A similar scenario is when you move an application from a "lifetime to another", where you loose track of the version in a similar way.

Ideally when a componente is uploaded the Lifetime version would be the same as the forge component, or as an alternative things could be separated into Build Number (that would be managed by the Lifetime model) and Version Number (that would be managed manually by the developer and would even be saved inside the oap files). 



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Stronger versioning of applications' (created on 04 Jul 2018 by João Almeida)
- merged to idea 'Show Forge Application Version' on 23 Nov 2018 11:16:45 by João Bento

There are a number of similar ideas in the Forge around this.

J.Ja



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Stronger versioning of applications' (created on 04 Jul 2018 by João Almeida)
- merged to idea 'Show Forge Application Version' on 23 Nov 2018 11:16:45 by João Bento

True, like this one: https://www.outsystems.com/ideas/1969/Show+Forge+Application+Version). My idea is slightly different, is not showing the Forge version in service studio/service but have a better tagging and versioning in Lifetime, so in the end we would discard the Forge version completely as it would use the one from the application.



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Stronger versioning of applications' (created on 04 Jul 2018 by João Almeida)
- merged to idea 'Show Forge Application Version' on 23 Nov 2018 11:16:45 by João Bento

Changed the category to Community Forge




This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Stronger versioning of applications' (created on 04 Jul 2018 by João Almeida)
- merged to idea 'Show Forge Application Version' on 23 Nov 2018 11:16:45 by João Bento

The current, manual, solution that I have found for this situation is for myself to go to LifeTime and tag that application with the same version number that the application component has in the Forge.

Indeed, coming up with an automatically solution for this would definitely help.

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Tiago Bernardo



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Stronger versioning of applications' (created on 04 Jul 2018 by João Almeida)
- merged to idea 'Show Forge Application Version' on 23 Nov 2018 11:16:45 by João Bento
Changed the status to
On our radar


Hi João,

Sorry for the later reply. We've been discussing it internally and we are aligned with you! We also prefer to see the forge component version in the LifeTime. By now you have to do it manually but let's see how LifeTime evolves in terms of version management to support this use case.

Probably makes sense to merge ideas related to this one. 

Thanks



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Stronger versioning of applications' (created on 04 Jul 2018 by João Almeida)
- merged to idea 'Show Forge Application Version' on 23 Nov 2018 11:16:45 by João Bento

Changed the category to Lifetime


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