A build is a version of a software program, where source code is compiled and converted into executable objects. Builds are pre-release versions of the software and are identified by a build number, rather than by a release number. Builds are an important part of the development process, helping to ensure a stable final product. 

In Jira Align, builds are specified for several work items and processes in the QA cycle, for example:

  • Identifying a build where a defect was found
  • Identifying a build where a fixed defect was verified
  • Identifying a build that is tied to specific test plans

To create a new build, follow these steps:

  1. From the Navigation menu, select Team > Quality > Builds; the Builds page displays.
  2. Click the Add Builds button on the top-right of the page; the New Build panel displays.
  3. Enter a name (or number) for the build in the Build Name field.
  4. Enter a label, such as a tag, in the Build Label field. 
  5. Enter the date the build was created in the Build Date field. 
  6. Select the stream (a collection of builds with a specific purpose) this build belongs to from the Stream drop-down menu.
  7. Enter a path to the build in the Location field.
  8. Select a status for the build, such as failed or success, in the Status field.
  9. Click Save & Close; the build displays in the Builds grid.

From the More Actions menu on the top-right of the page, you can also run the Build Report and access the Build Streams grid.

See Also

Build Report

Build Streams

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