Why aren't App Specs updated automatically from GitHub repos?

All the DO samples I see have a .do/app.yaml and .do/deploy.template.yaml in the repo.

The App walkthroughs all show connecting the GitHub repo to DO Apps. So DO is downloading the repo.

But the app spec is not being updated from the copy in the repository. It seems the only way to update the app spec is to use a command-line tool or edit it in the web UI.

Why can’t DO just update the app spec when it retrieves the GitHub repo?

Now I have to set up a completely different CI pipeline for my code to trigger the update of the App Spec, and when that completes, then (somehow) trigger DO to pull the repo and redeploy my app.

Why so complicated?

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June 13, 2022

Hey @peterwwillis,

The best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

Hope that helps!