Continuous Integation with Azure DevOps

This template helps you to do CI build for your ROS repository with ROS on Windows.


  • Make sure you have an Azure DevOps pipeline setup. If you don't, visit here ↗ for getting started.
  • Learn how to create Azure DevOps pipeline from here ↗.

How to use this template

First, go to your Azure DevOps project and create a new pipeline. As walking through the wizard, select starter pipeline and it will create a file of azure-pipelines.yml under the root of your ROS repository.

Replace azure-pipelines.yml with the following content:

    - repository: templates
      type: github
      name: ms-iot/rosonwindows_ci
      endpoint: <your github account>

- template: build.yml@templates  # Template reference
    ros_metapackage: 'ros-melodic-desktop'

resources defines where to look for this common template. In this example, it defines a Github repository reference to ms-iot\rosonwindows_ci and use an endpoint to access it.

Replace endpoint to your Github account (or your GitHub service connection name).

jobs\template defines what template to be included. In this example, include build.yml@templates, which means to refer to the build.yml under ms-iot\rosonwindows_ci GitHub repository.

Under template, there are some parameters to customize your CI build: * ros_metapackage: It is the basic image to check out for CI build. In this example, it will install ros-melodic-desktop before the CI build. * custom_test_target: For projects which do not have run_tests as default test target, it can be set to a customized test target.

Once the wizard finishes, now you have your own ROS on Windows CI build.