Release builds

andre at andre at
Wed Sep 15 02:41:17 CEST 2021

Hi Simon,
That's awesome, anything that facilitates releases is more than welcome!

Do you have plans for next steps? Maybe create issues in dev-tools or housekeep?
I'm available to test, at the very least with reviewing/testing :)

Oh, we need to keep in mind this means more disk space will be used, not long ago we had outages exactly due running out of disk space.

Andre Miranda

Sep 14, 2021, 12:00 by simon at

> Hey everyone,
> I just quickly wanted to let you know that I merged a PR[1] that enables "release builds" whenever we push a new tag to GitLab (at least I hope it does :D).
> What happens then is that a new stage ("release") is triggered that runs distcheck but at the same time retains the resulting tar.bz2 as a downloadable artifact along with the CI run.
> Obviously this is duplicating what we already do as part of releasing by pushing to archive.x.o, but consider this a starting step to automating this part of our release and to building the release tarballs not locally but in our CI. (Ofc anyone who wants to use the tarballs to upload them to the release tool can do so.)
> Among the current limitations is also that only tarballs with the tar.bz2 extension are caught, but we can fix these things over time.
> Cheers
> Simon
> [1] >

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