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Release 3.2 - Github action

yzwdroid profile image Andy Yang ・2 min read

For this release, I choose to work with github action as the external one. The issue I found is https://github.com/infinyon/future-aio/issues/36. The pull request is https://github.com/infinyon/future-aio/pull/44

What is Github action

Github action is a CI/CD tool. We can rent a virtual machine(Linux, Windows,macOS) from GitHub(Azure). For me, it's like a git hook on the cloud. Everytime we change our code (push, PR, tag), we can specify some commands to run, and the results will show on our repo.

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How to use it.

All the command for github action is located at .github/workflows/*.yaml. yaml is a superset of JSON. The syntax is like this:

name: node-js-ci

on:
  pull_request:
    branches:
      - master
  push:
    branches:
      - master

jobs:
  build:
    runs-on: ${{matrix.os}}

    strategy:
      matrix:
        os: [ubuntu-latest, macos-latest, windows-latest]
        node-version: [12.x]
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We can have different actions for different branches of our repo.

Work with the rust project.

I am new to rust, so first install rust on my MacBook.

curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh
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After reading the rust document, I know the package tool cargo like npm. For this issue https://github.com/infinyon/future-aio/issues/36, I need to create a release when we have a push with a tag v*. And this is done by the code below.

on:
  push:
    tags:
      - 'v*'

name: Create Release

jobs:
  build:
    name: Create Release
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - name: Checkout code
        uses: actions/checkout@v2
      - name: Create Release
        id: create_release
        uses: actions/create-release@v1
        env:
          GITHUB_TOKEN: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
        with:
          tag_name: ${{ github.ref }}
          release_name: Release ${{ github.ref }}
          body_path: ./changelist.md
          draft: false
          prerelease: false
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I also created a ./changelist.md file to track the next release notes. So the release body with replaced by the content of this file.

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