Rollout of Gitlab CI

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Wed Sep 29 18:36:28 BST 2021

On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 3:41 AM Johnny Jazeix <jazeix at> wrote:

> Le mer. 29 sept. 2021 à 11:27, Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at> a écrit :
>> Hi all,
>> As those of you who watch and work on Frameworks repositories will be
>> aware, we've just rolled out the first set of native Gitlab CI builds.
>> These builds are at this time Linux only, but do include support for both
>> regular branch builds as well as for Merge Requests. It is anticipated that
>> Windows, FreeBSD and Android builds will follow in the near future - there
>> are a few extra things we need to get completed first before they can be
>> rolled out. As part of carrying out the build the scripts will also gather
>> Code Coverage and Code Quality information using gcovr and cppcheck
>> respectively, and this will be made available to you within the Gitlab
>> interface.
>> With regards to availability to projects outside Frameworks, projects
>> that depend only on Frameworks (and no other KDE project) may enable CI for
>> their project by adding the necessary .kde-ci.yml and .gitlab-ci.yml files
>> to their repositories. I anticipate that once the necessary changes have
>> been made to the "seed" jobs used to provision the initial artifacts it
>> should be possible for all projects to rollout support (although i'd like
>> to add ccache support to the system to ensure larger project builds
>> complete promptly first).
>> If anyone would like to help out with getting the seed jobs ready please
>> let me know as this is definitely something that the community can assist
>> with (and will also help with easing the rollout of Windows, FreeBSD and
>> Android builds).
>> For those projects that do go ahead with enabling Gitlab CI support
>> please ensure you add the necessary .kde-ci.yml file beforehand, specifying
>> in it the necessary Dependencies, as well as the necessary Options your
>> project needs to customise for their build. A list of all the possible
>> values in a .kde-ci.yml file can be found at
>> For those projects that are not yet able to enable the system, it is
>> strongly encouraged that you go ahead and get the .kde-ci.yml files ready
>> in your repository now - especially if other projects depend on your
>> project. This will allow the rollout of the CI system to those projects to
>> proceed much more smoothly (otherwise we will need to get them added to
>> those projects which have other projects depending on them).
>> Please note that this new infrastructure replaces all existing Gitlab CI
>> jobs we provided in the initial testing phase, and those should be removed
>> (much like how I did for Frameworks) when switching to the new setup.
>> Thanks,
>> Ben
> Hi,
> is there a template for the .gitlab-ci.yml or should we use the same as
> for example?

You can use the same as that file.

We're not providing a .gitlab-ci.yml template as there will be Windows,
FreeBSD and Android builds as well (and potentially in the future macOS as
well) which are options that won't necessarily apply to all projects.

> Cheers,
> Johnny

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