Gitlab CI - Inbound

Johnny Jazeix jazeix at
Mon Sep 6 19:20:04 BST 2021

Hi Ben,
not sure on which priority it is regarding the KDE Frameworks but I've
added one on GCompris (
if it can help on more tests.



Le dim. 5 sept. 2021 à 12:11, Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at> a écrit :

> On Sun, Sep 5, 2021 at 6:13 PM Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at> wrote:
>> Hi all,
> Hi all,
>> This morning after much work i'm happy to announce that the new
>> generation CI scripts intended for use with Gitlab CI successfully
>> completed their first build (of ECM, and then subsequently of KCoreAddons).
>> This begins our first steps towards transferring CI over from Jenkins to
>> Gitlab.
>> These scripts are 'Gitlab native' and are designed to work in an
>> environment where they will be running on merge requests, tags as well as
>> all branches of our repositories - something the existing scripts were
>> completely incompatible with. While there are still some infrastructural
>> elements to put in place (such as 'seed jobs' to mass rebuild all projects
>> after substantial changes and 'cleanup jobs' to remove old builds from the
>> Package Registry) the core elements needed for initial testing of these
>> scripts are now ready.
> As an update, an initial version of the seed job tooling is now ready,
> however testing that tooling requires that dependency information be
> available.
> This requires that the .kde-ci.yml files be populated in repositories.
> It would be appreciated if people could please work on getting these files
> populated in Frameworks (as everyone needs those) as well as in their own
> repositories as they are required before we can proceed much further.
>> For those curious, the results of those initials runs can be found at
>> Due to the challenges associated with having to handle all of the
>> different forms of build and the versioning of this information, these
>> scripts also represent a radical change in how CI builds will be conducted
>> - with a large part of the configuration of the jobs themselves, including
>> information on project dependencies now shifting to files located within
>> the repository themselves. Those who monitor commits to Frameworks
>> repositories will have noticed the appearance of these '.kde-ci.yml' files
>> in some repositories.
>> To assist in the future rollout of the CI system it would be appreciated
>> if projects could please begin setting up these files within their
>> respective repositories.
>> You can find a template detailing the available options at
>> Where possible please avoid overriding the system defaults except where
>> needed by your project (ie. don't just copy the template in full)
>> The defaults mirror the template and can be found at
>> In terms of the format of the 'Dependencies' section, please bear in mind
>> the following:
>> - For the 'on' section, the special value '@all' can be used to mean "All
>> platforms" to avoid needing to update the file in the event additional
>> platforms are added in the future
>> - For the 'require' section:
>>   1) Please only include the projects you *explicitly* depend on.
>> Dependencies of your dependencies will be included automatically
>>   2) When specifying a project, you must use the repository path on
>> Gitlab. Legacy project paths (such as kde/workspace/plasma-desktop) are no
>> longer in use and will not work.
>>   3) There are three special values for the branch name - '@same',
>> '@latest' and '@stable' which can be used to refer to the branch/tag of a
>> dependency.
>>       '@same' means the branch name should be the same as that of the
>> project being built and should be used when declaring dependencies among
>> projects in a release group.
>>       '@latest' and '@stable' refer to the corresponding branches defined
>> in the branch-rules.yml file, which can be found in sysadmin/repo-metadata
>> As a general rule, unless you require the absolute latest version of
>> another project in another release unit, it is recommended that you use
>> @stable.
>> Please avoid using explicit branch names unless absolutely necessary.
>> At this time it is expected that the first set of Gitlab CI builds using
>> the new scripts may be conducted for Frameworks within the next week or so,
>> assuming the build of the seed jobs goes according to plan.
>> Once the scripts have been proven successfully for Frameworks, we will
>> look at extending them to projects that depend only on Frameworks and
>> repositories within their release unit and finally will extend them to
>> projects with more complex dependency requirements. It is expected that the
>> switch will be flipped on the Frameworks builds sometime in the next week
>> or two.
>> Please let me know if you have any questions on the above.
>> Thanks,
>> Ben Cooksley
>> KDE Sysadmin
> Thanks,
> Ben
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