Docker CI Image Change Freeze

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Tue Nov 29 09:15:33 GMT 2022

Hi all,

As an update to this, sufficient changes have been made within Craft that
it is now possible to build Qt 5 images so i'm releasing the freeze for
those images.
Qt 6 remains broken, and therefore remains frozen at this time (see

As mentioned previously, I believe this to be a CMake bug given the lack of
change in Ninja.

At this stage I would suggest investigation be focused on either upgrading
to a newer version of Ninja that can handle the newer version of CMake, or
downgrading CMake back to an older version that is compatible with Ninja
being built without re2c being available.

Qt 6 CI will be globally disabled in 2 weeks time if this remains unfixed,
as dependencies move quickly and I'm not in favour of retaining parts of
the CI system which cannot be rebuilt.


On Sat, Nov 19, 2022 at 7:55 AM Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Recently Sysadmin received a series of requests to rebuild the Docker
> images used to support KDE CI services on
> Unfortunately one of these rebuilds has exposed a bug of unknown origin
> (as it fails on our side but by all accounts works elsewhere) where Craft
> is unable to compile Ninja (with the compilation dying due to a Makefile
> syntax error that looks like a CMake bug).
> The failure log can be found at
> Subsequent to this we have also received a request to rebuild our Linux
> images to allow for Grantlee 5.3 to be used.
> Given how development is conducted within some projects that make heavy
> use of Grantlee, and how some of that technology is used across multiple
> platforms it would be harmful to the wider CI system and KDE Community to
> allow for Grantlee 5.3 to become available on any of our platforms.
> I'm therefore imposing a change freeze on all KDE CI Docker images until
> the issue with Craft/Ninja/CMake is resolved.
> Should any project have prematurely adopted a mandatory dependency on
> Grantlee 5.3 then as they have failed to follow the correct change process
> as documented on our wikis that change is deemed to be outside policy and
> should be reverted immediately.
> Regards,
> Ben Cooksley
> KDE Sysadmin
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