Tart itself is only responsible for managing virtual machines, but we've built Tart support into a tool called Cirrus CLI also developed by Cirrus Labs. Cirrus CLI is a command line tool with one configuration format to execute common CI steps (run a script, cache a folder, etc.) locally or in any CI system. We built Cirrus CLI to solve "But it works on my machine!" problem.
Here is an example of a
.cirrus.yml configuration file which will start a Tart VM, will copy over working directory and
will run scripts and other instructions inside the virtual machine:
task: name: hello macos_instance: # can be a remote or a local virtual machine image: ghcr.io/cirruslabs/macos-monterey-base:latest hello_script: - echo "Hello from within a Tart VM!" - echo "Here is my CPU info:" - sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string - sleep 15
Put the above
.cirrus.yml file in the root of your repository and run it with the following command:
Cirrus CI already leverages Tart to power its macOS cloud infrastructure. The
config from above will just work in Cirrus CI and your tasks will be executed inside Tart VMs in our cloud.
Note: Cirrus CI only allows images managed and regularly updated by us.
Retrieving artifacts from within Tart VMs¶
In many cases there is a need to retrieve particular files or a folder from within a Tart virtual machine.
For example, the below
.cirrus.yml configuration defines a single task that builds a
tart binary and
exposes it via
task: name: Build macos_instance: image: ghcr.io/cirruslabs/macos-monterey-xcode:latest build_script: swift build --product tart binary_artifacts: path: .build/debug/tart
Running Cirrus CLI with
--artifacts-dir will write defined
artifacts to the provided local directory on the host:
Note that all retrieved artifacts will be prefixed with the associated task name and
artifacts instruction name.
For the example above,
tart binary will be saved to