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Pipeline Developer Readme

Pipeline is a project to allow civic coding teams to share plans for their work in order to collaborate. It's a prototype project from LocalGov Digital

It's heavily based on Roadkill and the installation instructions are the same, as below.

If you're doing a local install please use SQLite for your database as Pipeline only supports this at the moment.


To setup Roadkill on a developer machine, you will need:

  • Visual Studio 2013 (2012 should also work)
  • Typescript installed - http://www.typescriptlang.org
  • SQL Server Express 2012 or better, although you can configure Roadkill to work with SQL Server CE or SQLite if you prefer.
  • An NUnit runner (NUnit, Resharper, Dotcover etc.) if you want to run the tests. This is required if you want to contribute.

Fresh install

To get a 'fresh' Roadkill installation on your development machine, you will need to do the following:

Build scripts

There are 4 build scripts that automate the builds:

  • build.ps1 - runs msbuild with the solution file
  • devbuild.ps1 - builds and copies all files required for a dev build, zips the files and then pushes the zip file to the 'RoadkillBuilds' repository on Bitbucket (https://bitbucket.org/yetanotherchris/roadkillbuilds).
  • releasebuild.ps1 - The same as devbuild.ps1 but uses the release build configuration and only produces a zip file.
  • mono.releasebuild.ps1 - Uses the the mono build configuration.

Running Roadkill on Azure

Roadkill can be run using a website deploy on Windows Azure. The instructions for this can be found on the Roadkill wiki

Syncing with Git

Mercurial (Bitbucket) hosting is synced with Github and Codeplex Git hosting using the Hg-To-Git plugin for Mercurial. These commands are then run:

  • hg pull -u
  • hg bookmark -f master
  • hg push git+ssh://git@github.com/yetanotherchris/roadkill.git

Codeplex is then synced from Github using git push --all https://git01.codeplex.com/roadkill


If you want to contribute to Roadkill, have a look at the Contributing page on the Roadkill wiki: