You can use the Circle CI cloud to automatically build and test your project in Linux/MacOS environments.
It is free for OSS projects, and offers an easy integration with Github, so builds can be automatically
fired in CircleCI after a
git push to Github.
You can use CircleCI both for:
Building and testing your project, which manages dependencies with Conan, and probably a conanfile.txt file
Building and testing Conan binary packages for a given Conan package recipe (with a conanfile.py)
Building and testing your project
We are going to use an example with GTest package, with CircleCI support to run the tests.
Clone the project from github:
$ git clone https://github.com/lasote/conan-gtest-example
.circleci/config.yml file and paste this code in it:
- image: conanio/gcc6
name: Build Conan package
sudo pip install --upgrade conan
conan create . user/channel
CircleCI will install the Conan tool and will execute the conan create command. Then, the script section creates the build folder, compiles the project with cmake and runs the tests.
Creating, testing and uploading Conan package binaries
You can use CircleCI to automate the building of binary packages, which will be created in the cloud after pushing to Github. You can probably set up your own way, but Conan has some utilities to help in the process.
conan new has arguments to create a default working
Other setups might be possible, but for this example we are assuming that you are using github and also uploading your final packages to Bintray.
You could follow these steps:
First, create an empty Github repository (let’s call it “hello”) for creating a “hello world” package. Github allows to create it with a Readme, license and .gitignore.
Get the credentials User and API Key (remember, Bintray uses the API key as “password”, not your main Bintray account password)
Create a Conan repository in Bintray under your user or organization, and get its URL (“Set me up”). We will call it
Under your project page, Settings -> Pipelines -> Add a variable, add the
CONAN_PASSWORDenvironment variable with the Bintray API Key. If your Bintray user is different from the package user, you can also define your Bintray username, defining the environment variable
Clone the repo:
$ git clone <your_repo/hello> && cd hello
Create the package:
$ conan new hello/0.1@<user>/testing -t -s -ciccg -ciccc -cicco -cis -ciu=UPLOAD_URLwhere
useris your Bintray username
You can inspect the created files: both
build.pyscript, that is used by
conan-package-toolsutility to split different builds with different configurations in different GitLab CI jobs.
You can test locally, before pushing, with
$ conan create
Add the changes, commit and push:
$ git add . && git commit -m "first commit" && git push
Go to Pipelines page and see the pipeline, with the different jobs.
When it has finished, go to your Bintray repository, you should see there the uploaded packages for different configurations
Check locally, searching in Bintray:
$ conan search hello/0.1@<user>/testing -r=mybintray
If something fails, please report an issue in the
conan-package-tools github repository: https://github.com/conan-io/conan-package-tools