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Cake support in WhiteSource Renovate

Published
13 April 2021
Category
News
Author
nils-a

WhiteSource Renovate is a solution for automating dependency updates in software projects which works (among others) hosted in GitHub (much like dependabot does).

In the new version 24.114.0 Renovate added support for Cake files!

So, as of now it is possible to have pull requests automatically created to update #addin, #tool and #module references in Cake files.

Big thanks go to the people behind WhiteSource Renovate for getting this done so quickly!

Enabling Renovate (on GitHub)

If Renovate was never activated in an account on GitHub, the process starts by installing the Renovate app.

To add an existing project to Renovate (after Renovate was installed) go to Organization Account -> Installed GitHub Apps for organizations or Account Settings -> Applications for personal accounts. Click Configure on the Renovate application and add all repositories that should be enabled for Renovate.

When Renovate is activated first on a project, it starts the onboarding process by creating a pull request that adds a (very bare) configuration (in the form of a renovate.json file) to the repository.

renovate.json has many configuration options, a simple example to add some labels to each pull request would look like this:

{
  "$schema": "https://docs.renovatebot.com/renovate-schema.json",
  "extends": [
    "config:base"
  ],
  "labels": ["dependencies"],
  "cake": {
    "addLabels": ["cake", "build"]
  },
  "github-actions": {
    "addLabels": ["github_actions", "build"]
  },
  "nuget": {
    "addLabels": [".NET"]
  }
}

Cake for Rider 0.3.0 released

Published
06 April 2021
Category
Release Notes
Author
nils-a

Version 0.3.0 of Cake for Rider has been released.

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Cake v1.1.0 released

Published
06 March 2021
Category
Release Notes
Author
augustoproiete

Version 1.1.0 of Cake has been released. Take it for a spin and give us feedback on our discussion board.

This is the first release since our big Cake 1.0 milestone release, and includes new features, improvements and bug fixes to both Cake Scripting and Cake Frosting.

... and more! The full list of changes is listed below.

This release was made possible thanks to the contribution of these awesome members of the Cake community along with Cake team:

Full details of everything that is included in this release can be seen below.

If you are upgrading from Cake 1.0 and using the .NET tool as we recommend, all you need to do is to update the Cake .NET tool:

See Upgrade instructions for detailed instructions how to upgrade to a newer Cake version and upgrade instructions for previous releases.

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Cake NuGet Packages: Identity and Trust

Published
18 February 2021
Category
Announcement
Author
augustoproiete

The NuGet team at Microsoft introduced a concept known as "Package ID prefix reservation" for packages published on nuget.org, which allows developers to reserve particular package ID prefixes with a specific account/owner and offers a number of features that are described in detail on Microsoft's docs.

One of these features is that packages with a reserved prefix include a visual indicator for NuGet package consumers to identify that the packages they are consuming originate from package owners that have reserved the prefix.

Cake package visual indicator on NuGet Gallery

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Cake v1.0.0 released

Published
07 February 2021
Category
Release Notes
Author
devlead

Version 1.0.0 of Cake has been released.

This version is the 112th release of Cake, but just not any release - we've finally hit 1.0 🎉 In this blog post, we will go through some of the major new features of 1.0, which platforms are supported, what to consider when upgrading to Cake 1.0.

It's been an amazing journey so far - a journey that wouldn't have been possible without our amazing community, so huge thanks to you all!❤

See Upgrade instructions for documentation about breaking changes in this release.

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