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Re: Could we enable Travis-CI on our github mirrors?

2016-04-20 22:09 GMT+02:00 Albert Astals Cid <aacid@xxxxxxx>:
El dimecres, 20 d’abril de 2016, a les 18:42:31 CEST, Elvis Angelaccio va
> Hi,
> as many of you already know, KDE has a github mirror in place at [1].
> I've been playing with travis-ci [2] and I was surprised by how easy to use
> and how well integrated with github is.
> I think it would be nice to have travis builds for the (mirrored)
> repositories that provides a .travis.yml configuration file. The builds
> would run on the travis servers, so no additional overload on the KDE
> infrastructure. There is also virtually nothing to do for KDE sysadmins.
> The project's maintainer is the one in charge to setup the travis
> configuration file (if he wants to), in order to have working builds.
> Would this be possible from a technical p.o.v.? I think the KDE github
> account would have to register on the travis website and "sync" its github
> repositories - that's what I had to do with my personal github account.
> The use cases could be many. For example, on travis I can install optional
> dependencies that are not available on our Jenkins installation. More
> details in this post [3].
> What do you think?

I don't see the point in having two CI systems, just help improve the one we

If you need dependencies, why did you start a new CI system instead of asking
for the dependendies to be installed?

Well I did ask, but those deps are not available in the Ubuntu repositories currently used by Jenkins.
Maybe a solution could be to install them from source/manually, but that requires work from the sysadmins, who have already enough in their plate.

I did not start a new CI, I was basically playing with travis for fun. But then it turned out that it could solve an issue I have. The travis infrastrucure is already there, why not use it if one or more projects could benefit? Seems a win-win to me.