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Re: help needed for continuous integration

From: Tim Ruehsen
Subject: Re: help needed for continuous integration
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2018 11:31:36 +0100

Am Sonntag, den 04.02.2018, 11:20 +0100 schrieb Bruno Haible:
> Hi all,
> If you are familiar with Travis CI or Appveyor CI, please help
> keeping gnulib
> at a high quality!
> It is normal for a developer to push a buggy commit by mistake. But
> it should
> not be normal that such a mistake, that leads to a test failure on
> standard
> glibc systems, remains unnoticed for 10 days.
> It would be good to have a continuous integration (Travis or
> Appveyor, I
> don't mind) of gnulib, to detect test failures early.
> There is already a github mirror of the gnulib git repo, at
> https://github.com/coreutils/gnulib, and it is apparently kept up-to-
> date
> automatically.
> The continuous integration should probably run these commands:
>   $ ./gnulib-tool --create-testdir --dir=/some/testdir --single-
> configure \
>     --with-c++-tests --without-privileged-tests
>   $ cd /some/testdir
>   $ make
>   $ make check

Hi Bruno,

I have CI experience with several projects and I am willing to help.

>From my experience and knowledge, the Gitlab CI is much more
configurable than e.g. Travis. It is docker based and thus limited to
all kinds of Linux variants (including cross-platform builds, e.g.
MinGW). Therefore I use Travis for OSX testing only.

I have no experience with AppVeyor wich would be useful for native
Windows testing.

As a starter, I could set up a gnulib test CI as a subproject in https:
//gitlab.com/gnuwget that syncs+tests gnulib e.g. once a day.


Regards, Tim

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