I am very new to Git and I am planning to contribute to some open-source project on GitHub after discovering a small error in it. Upon forking it and fixing the error, I purposed a pull request and I noticed this showing up:
Failed — The Travis CI build failed
Looking into the details I discovered it was caused by
Could not find .travis.yml, which made perfect sense since I had not signed in to Travis Cl with and add .travis.yml to the repository.
This is my first time hearing about Travis and what that is known as continuous integration. And it sounds pretty cool so in order to learn more about it, I looked it up on Wikipedia.
Travis CI is a hosted, distributed continuous integration service used to build and test projects hosted at GitHub. Travis CI automatically detects when a commit has been made and pushed to a GitHub repository that is using Travis CI, and each time this happens, it will try to build the project and run tests. This includes commits to all branches, not just to the master branch.
My current understanding of Travis CI is that what it does is automatically pushing the project upon
git commit -am ".." and I don't quite understand some part of it.
By building the project and run tests, what tests is it going to run? And how is it going to "build" the project? (like compiling it to binary?)
It states that "This includes commits to all branches" - but what if I don't want to commit to all branches?
Is it alright if I don't use Travis Cl at all? Under what circumstances is it best to use it (or it must be used)?