Meson CI setup

This document is aimed for Meson contributors and documents the CI setup used for testing Meson itself. The Meson project uses multiple CI platforms for covering a wide range of target systems.

Travis CI

The travis configuration file is the .travis.yml in the the project root. This platform tests cross compilation and unity builds on a linux docker image and on OSX.

GitHub actions

The configuration files for GitHub actions are located in .github/workflows. Here, all images are tested with the full run_tests.py run. Additionally, some other, smaller, tests are run.

Docker images

The Linux docker images are automatically built and uploaded by GitHub actions. An image rebuild is triggerd when any of the image definition files are changed (in ci/ciimage) in the master branch. Additionally, the images are also updated weekly.

Each docker image has one corresponding dirctory in ci/ciimage with an image.json and an install.sh.

Image generation

There are no manual Dockerfiles. Instead the Dockerfile is automatically generated by the build.py script. This is done to ensure that all images have the same layout and can all be built and tested automatically.

The Dockerfile is generated from the image.json file and basically only adds a few common files and runs the install.sh script which should contain all distribution specific setup steps. The common.sh can be sourced via source /ci/common.sh to access some shared functionalety.

To generate the image run build.py -t build <image>. A generated image can be tested with build.py -t test <image>.

Common image setup

Each docker image has a /ci directory with an env_vars.sh script. This script has to be sourced before running the meson test suite.

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