Code Shipping - Archive (Distribution)

1 - About

An archive is a tree of file system that are grouped in one file.

In the context of code shipping, the 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.

3 - Type

3.1 - Source

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

3.2 - Compiled

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

4 - Format

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:

  • Application - Tarball (tar.gz file, untar)
  • or Zip File

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