# Creating an Entando Component Repository (ECR) bundle using git repository

# Purpose

Generate a simple Entando Component Repository (ECR) bundle shareable in an Entando 6 environment using git repository

# Requirements

You can create the bundle using you favorite code editor. To share the bundle you will need:

  1. NodeJS, npm, and git
  2. A K8S cluster where to upload the bundle (e.g. minikube, microk8s, minishift) configured correctly for Entando 6
  3. A namespace in the cluster reachable from the operator and entando-k8s-service
  4. The entando-bundle-cli command-line tool to generate the necessary metadata to share the bundle in a Kubernetes cluster

# Steps

# 1. Create a bundle folder

To start, let’s create a new folder to host your bundle.

mkdir example-bundle && cd example-bundle

# 2. Add a descriptor.yaml file

For a bundle to be readable by the ECR it will need at least a descriptor.yaml file in the folder. Let’s create it with some minimal information.

vim descriptor.yaml

Here is some content for your base descriptor.

code: example-bundle
description: This is an example of an Entando 6 bundle


# 3. Add a simple component to the bundle

This bundle will contains only a simple widget.

Let’s first create the widget metadata in a dedicated folder.

mkdir widgets

vim widgets/example-widget.yaml

Now let’s populate the example-widget.yaml metadata with some content:

code: example-widget
  en: Example Widget
  it: Widget d'esempio
group: free
customUi: <h2>Hi from Example Widget</h2>

Finally, add a reference to this widget in the bundle descriptor.yaml file.

code: example-bundle
description: This is an example of a Entando 6 bundle

        - widgets/example-widget.yaml

# 4. Initialize git and add remote repository

From the bundle root, run

git init
git add .
git commit -m "Init Git repository"

This will initialize an empty Git repository and commit files.

Add remote repository as origin and push the bundle.

git remote add origin https://your/remote/repository.git
git push -u origin master


descriptor.yaml file has to be at the root of repository.

# 5. Publish a git tag

Your bundle has to have a tag. To add it, run

git tag -a "v0.0.1" -m "My first tag"
git push --tags

# 6. Create the EntandoDeBundle custom resource for Kubernetes

Assuming the "entando-bundle-cli" command-line utility is already installed and available globally on your system, you can now convert the module into an EntandoDeBundle K8S custom resource. We assume you have a namespace in a Kubernetes cluster which is readable from the Entando Operator and you have the permissions to create resources there. Let’s call this namespace accessible-ns

You can also provide a thumbnail for your bundle using --thumbnail-url=<your-thumbnail-url.

Run the entando-bundle from-git command providing your remote git repository link (created in step 4) as --repository option:

entando-bundle from-git --name=example-bundle --namespace=accessible-ns --repository=https://your/remote/repository.git --dry-run > example-bundle.yaml

# 7. Upload the bundle to Kubernetes.

Now you simply need to upload the bundle into Kubernetes.

kubectl create -f example-bundle.yaml

# Conclusion

You should now have the bundle available in your cluster and accessible from the App Builder.

# Resources