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Toolforge Build Service Project

NOTE: This effort has been merged into Portal:Toolforge/Ongoing_Efforts/Toolforge_Workgroup


The Toolforge Build Service project aims to enable Toolforge users to deploy and update their projects without relying on the underlying implementation. It will achieve this goal by technically decoupling service and implementation providing a more stable interface.

For users, this means setting up a project will be simpler, faster, and require no in-depth, technical knowledge about how our services work and will experience less interruptions and migrations due to the infrastructure evolution.

For the WMCS team, the project will help decouple Toolforge from NFS, enabling them to deploy container images with user code directly instead of sharing that code through NFS. This in turn will get the team closer to making the service independent from NFS and its problems (scaling, maintenance, sensitivity to errors).

If the goal is reached, users will be able to:

  • Push their code using git and see that code being deployed on Toolforge.
  • Set this up easily.
  • Avoid needing any knowledge of how it happens (currently Kubernetes and custom Toolforge tweaks).
  • Get their own code built using widely adopted industry standards, like buildpacks.


See Toolforge build to deploy and Toolforge Buildpack Implementation for more information on the past efforts for the project.

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