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Welcome to Woodpecker

Woodpecker is a simple yet powerful CI/CD engine with great extensibility. It focuses on executing pipelines inside containers. If you are already using containers in your daily workflow, you'll for sure love Woodpecker.

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.woodpecker.yaml

  • Place your pipeline in a file named .woodpecker.yaml in your repository
  • Pipeline steps can be named as you like
  • Run any command in the commands section
steps:
  - name: build
    image: debian
    commands:
      - echo "This is the build step"
  - name: a-test-step
    image: debian
    commands:
      - echo "Testing.."

Steps are containers

  • Define any container image as context
    • either use your own and install the needed tools in a custom image
    • or search for available images that are already tailored for your needs in image registries like Docker Hub
  • List the commands that should be executed in the container
 steps:
   - name: build
-    image: debian
+    image: mycompany/image-with-awscli
     commands:
       - aws help

File changes are incremental

  • Woodpecker clones the source code in the beginning
  • File changes are persisted throughout individual steps as the same volume is being mounted in all steps
steps:
  - name: build
    image: debian
    commands:
      - touch myfile
  - name: a-test-step
    image: debian
    commands:
      - cat myfile

Plugins are straightforward

  • If you copy the same shell script from project to project
  • Pack it into a plugin instead
  • And make the yaml declarative
  • Plugins are Docker images with your script as an entrypoint
FROM laszlocloud/kubectl
COPY deploy /usr/local/deploy
ENTRYPOINT ["/usr/local/deploy"]
kubectl apply -f $PLUGIN_TEMPLATE
steps:
  deploy-to-k8s:
    image: laszlocloud/my-k8s-plugin
    settings:
      template: config/k8s/service.yaml

See plugin docs.

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