Setting up port builds on Azure using master branch of macports

Rainer Müller raimue at
Thu Aug 8 18:59:46 UTC 2019

On 04/08/2019 17.34, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Aug 1, 2019, at 10:50, Blair Zajac wrote:
>> Why Azure?
> We already use Azure to test pull requests, but we test against the released version of MacPorts base, currently 2.5.4. I guess Mojca is suggesting we add another builder that uses the newer MacPorts base master, to discover if some ports are not compatible with that.
> We also already use Travis CI for pull requests, but Travis was purchased by another company known for allowing its services to languish and die, hence our desire to find alternatives.
> It would need to be free and support building on macOS with root access and not have such a low time limit that our builds would time out. Travis for example has a time limit of 50 minutes which has already been problematic for some ports. If you know of other services that offer that, let us know.

GitHub announced GitHub Actions today, which is a CI system provided for free on
public repositories. It even supports macOS.

However, the announcement does not mention any limits such as the maximum
per-job execution time, which has been our main problem with other services so
far. I guess this might be something they will still try to figure out during
the beta.

In any case, it might be worth a try. It will be available in November for
everyone. Just in case anyone wants to experiment with it earlier, I signed up
the @macports organization for the GitHub Actions Beta and we are now on the


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