[KDE/Mac] CI for kf5-qt5 is not green anymore

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at macports.org
Mon May 4 18:05:10 UTC 2015

On May 4, 2015, at 2:00 AM, René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Saturday May 02 2015 09:42:44 Scarlett Clark wrote:
>> On Saturday, May 02, 2015 10:20:27 AM David Faure wrote:
>>> KMainWindow_UnitTest::testDefaultName() Cannot create window: no screens
>>> available
>> Yes it is a CI issue. We connect to slaves via SSH and therefore GUI is not 
>> available. I am not a Mac person so this requires the assistance of Mac folks
>> to chime in and enlighten me on how to make the GUI available to jenkins via 
>> SSH. Or perhaps we should be launching via java web start like we have to on 
>> Windows.
> If that test above (and others) require a GUI session you'll probably have to create one over VNC; I don't see how java web start would help (unless it provides a VNC channel). I cannot check right now (Bradley's "macports" VM is unreachable),

Sorry, I had the "macports" VM offline to use the resources elsewhere, it's back online:)

> but IIRC Qt5 applications can be started over a separate SSH connection regardless of whether the user's GUI session is actually connected to anything.
> If the CI machine (another one of Bradley's VMs, no?) only serves for this, you could consider letting the CI user auto-login after boot, that way the session ought to be available always.

The kdeci.pixilla.com VM serves no other purpose, auto-login is an option.

Bradley Giesbrecht (pixilla)

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