Code Shipping - Archive (Distribution)


In the context of code shipping, an archive:

that are used to distribute a release or a snaphost

A archive is also known as:

  • distribution package
  • distribution
  • versioned artifact

Archive are generally deployed (stored) in a repository.



A source archive contains the source file. See Code Shipping - Source (Distribution|Archive)


A build/distribution/binary archive contains the compiled code ready to be used. see Code Shipping - Binary Distribution


The structure and content of the archive is language dependent but the whole set of file is usually aggregated in on file using one of this technology:

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