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Re: [PATCH] gitlab-ci: Test compilation on Windows with MSYS2

From: Alex Bennée
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gitlab-ci: Test compilation on Windows with MSYS2
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 13:52:57 +0000
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Philippe Mathieu-Daudé <f4bug@amsat.org> writes:

> On 11/16/21 08:05, Marc-André Lureau wrote:
>> Hi
>> On Mon, Nov 15, 2021 at 6:31 PM Philippe Mathieu-Daudé <f4bug@amsat.org
>> <mailto:f4bug@amsat.org>> wrote:
>>     On 11/15/21 15:06, Thomas Huth wrote:
>>     > Gitlab also provides runners with Windows, we can use them to
>>     > test compilation with MSYS2, in both, 64-bit and 32-bit.
>>     >
>>     > However, it takes quite a long time to set up the VM, so to
>>     > stay in the 1h time frame, we can only compile and check one
>>     > target here.
>> I wonder why gitlab does not offer the docker executor. On the
>> freedesktop gitlab instance, they have windows docker executor, which
>> speeds up the build time. Maybe we could also have our own Windows
>> runner for qemu?
> We could, foss.org provides the QEMU project with x86 VMs resources
> we are not using. What we miss is a sysadmin willing to setup &
> maintain a such runner.

I think we might also have Azure credits from MS, but the same issues
about admin and setup probably exist.

Alex Bennée

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