Building a deployable plugin

Once development is finished it’s time to package the code into a deployable package. Before this command a working pgp code signing key must be setup on the computer. The name and email must match the metadata author and author_email specified in

Setting up a key

You can safely skip this step if you already have a pgp-key setup on your computer.

gpg --gen-key

This will take you through a few questions that will configure your keys.

Please select what kind of key you want: (1) RSA and RSA (default)
What keysize do you want? 4096
Key is valid for? 0
Is this correct? y
Real name: Enter the same name as in
Email address: Enter the same email as in
Change (N)ame, (C)omment, (E)mail or (O)kay/(Q)uit? O
Enter passphrase: Enter a secure passphrase here (upper & lower case, digits, symbols)

Build the plugin

To build the package use the build-plugin command to

./ build-plugin [path-to-plugin]

Replace [path-to-plugin] with the path to the plugin root folder. During building the plugin will be signed using your pgp key and if a passphrase has been setup you will be asked for your password.

This will build a .zip file ready to be uploaded to a TellStick.