I am one of the people that co-maintain the github.com/snapcore/meta-snapd repository. There you can find a Yocto meta-layer allowing anyone to build snap support into their custom system.
Since inception this repository has lacked CI/CD automation. This is due to a mixture of factors, in no particular order:
- nobody bothered to do it
- CI for Yocto is a poor fit for GitHub CI (cache is on the order of 100GB), builds require lots of disk space and RAM
- nobody wanted to pocket the cost of maintaining a custom runner with special cache and disk space.
During my work at Eclipse Oniro I was responsible for CI across many images and build configurations, based on GitLab runners. I have some experience in GitHub based CI for meta layers I’ve gained by observing the work on meta-raspberrypi.
During the last Ubuntu summit I asked sabdfl about CI for meta-snapd and he expressed support in getting this addressed.
Is there anyone who wants to participate in this effort? Alternatively, is there a way for Canonical to offer a hosted runner that would be able to pick up GitHub actions with access to large local disk as cache?