CocoaPods are a fantastic way to manage dependencies. In buddybuild your CocoaPods dependencies are automatically detected, downloaded and installed during the build process. You do not need to make any configuration changes or install a buddybuild specific setup script.
In order to guarantee repeatability in builds we recommend you check in
Podfile.lock file into source control. The
essentially freezes CocoaPods dependency tree versions so you’ll have no
nasty surprises when third party dependencies automatically update.
Buddybuild reads and switches to the Cocoapods version specified in your
Podfile.lock file (the
COCOAPODS field). When you run
on your local computer, the
Podfile.lock file is updated with the
CocoaPods version that you are using locally.
If you change the CocoaPods version, simply commit the
file and buddybuild will pickup the changed version on the next build.
Minimum CocoaPods Version
We do not officially support cocoapods versions less than 1.0.0. The cocoapods community has upgraded the minimum cocoapods version supported in their master specs repo to 1.0.0 and, as a result, we’re following suit.