AppVeyor

AppVeyor is an open-source hosted, distributed continuous integration service used to build and test projects hosted at GitHub on Windows family systems.

AppVeyor is configured by adding a file named appveyor.yml, which is a YAML format text file, to the root directory of the GitHub repository.

AppVeyor automatically detects when a commit has been made and pushed to a repository that is using AppVeyor, and each time this happens, it will try to build the project using platformio ci command. This includes commits to all branches, not just to the master branch. AppVeyor will also build and run pull requests. When that process has completed, it will notify a developer in the way it has been configured to do so — for example, by sending an email containing the build results (showing success or failure), or by posting a message on an IRC channel. It can be configured to build project on a range of different Development Platforms.

Integration

Put appveyor.yml to the root directory of the GitHub repository. The contents of this file depends on the project you want to add. There are two possible ways of running PlatformIO in CI services:

Using platformio run command

This variant is default choice for native PlatformIO projects:

build: off
environment:

install:
    - cmd: git submodule update --init --recursive
    - cmd: SET PATH=%PATH%;C:\Python27\Scripts
    - cmd: pip install -U platformio

test_script:
    - cmd: platformio run -e <ID_1> -e <ID_2> -e <ID_N>

Using platformio ci command

This variant is more convenient when project is written as a library (when there are examples or testing code) as it has additional options for specifying extra libraries and boards from command line interface:

build: off
environment:

  matrix:
    - PLATFORMIO_CI_SRC: "path\\to\\source\\file.c"
    - PLATFORMIO_CI_SRC: "path\\to\\source\\file.ino"
    - PLATFORMIO_CI_SRC: "path\\to\\source\\directory"

install:
    - cmd: git submodule update --init --recursive
    - cmd: SET PATH=%PATH%;C:\Python27\Scripts
    - cmd: pip install -U platformio

test_script:
    - cmd: platformio ci --board=<ID_1> --board=<ID_2> --board=<ID_N>

Examples

  1. Integration for USB_Host_Shield_2.0 project. The appveyor.yml configuration file:
build: off
environment:

  matrix:
    - PLATFORMIO_CI_SRC: "examples\\Bluetooth\\PS3SPP\\PS3SPP.ino"
    - PLATFORMIO_CI_SRC: "examples\\pl2303\\pl2303_gps\\pl2303_gps.ino"

install:
    - cmd: git submodule update --init --recursive
    - cmd: SET PATH=%PATH%;C:\Python27\Scripts
    - cmd: pip install -U platformio
    - cmd: git clone https://github.com/xxxajk/spi4teensy3.git C:\spi4teensy

test_script:
    - cmd: platformio ci --lib="." --lib="C:\\spi4teensy" --board=uno --board=teensy31 --board=due