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CI Task Force (CITF)

Sebastian Meiling edited this page Mar 7, 2016 · 5 revisions

Continuous Integration Task Force (CITF)



The primary goal of CITF is to improve on the current situation of automated builds and tests for RIOT OS, aka. continuous integration.

Work Items and Milestones


  • W1 Define mandatory and optional CI requirements
    • due: March 2016
  • W2 Select and evaluate candidates for a RIOT CI
    • due: April 2016
  • M1 Final decision on RIOT CI framework
    • due: May 2016


  • W3 Plan CI hardware and system architecture
    • hardware for CI master and slaves
    • linux distro, e.g. CentOS7, Debian, Ubuntu LTS
    • virtualization? VMs, container
  • W4 Setup and deploy RIOT CI framework
  • W5 Test and evaluate CI implementation
  • M2 CI ready to replace Travis

W1 - Requirements

Work item 1 defines mandatory and optional requirements, they are listed in the following subsections. To avoid confusion each point should be briefly explained.


  • builds RIOT
  • fast and scalable
    • master-slave architecture to scale-out
    • allow for multiple, parallel job exec
  • stable and reliable
    • should run 24/7
    • regular updates
  • github-integration
    • monitors github for changes
    • i.e., commits, pull request
  • user management
    • log into CI with different roles, e.g. admin, user
    • grant rights to view, create, modify, delete jobs
    • grant rights to add, remove CI slaves
  • web interface
    • view CI jobs, even without login


  • run tests on real hardware

W2 - CI candidates

Let's keep an open mind here and list any viable candidate, even if we have valid (but personal) objections on a certain software. For starters and some initial pointers there is an overview on Wikipedia.



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