Rake tasks for developers

Setup db with developer seeds

Note that if your db user does not have advanced privileges you must create the db manually before running this command.

bundle exec rake setup

The setup task is a alias for gitlab:setup. This tasks calls db:reset to create the database, calls add_limits_mysql that adds limits to the database schema in case of a MySQL database and finally it calls db:seed_fu to seed the database. Note: db:setup calls db:seed but this does nothing.

Run tests

In order to run the test you can use the following commands:

  • rake spinach to run the spinach suite
  • rake spec to run the rspec suite
  • rake teaspoon to run the teaspoon test suite
  • rake gitlab:test to run all the tests

Note: Both rake spinach and rake spec takes significant time to pass. Instead of running full test suite locally you can save a lot of time by running a single test or directory related to your changes. After you submit merge request CI will run full test suite for you. Green CI status in the merge request means full test suite is passed.

Note: You can't run rspec . since this will try to run all the _spec.rb files it can find, also the ones in /tmp

To run a single test file you can use:

  • bundle exec rspec spec/controllers/commit_controller_spec.rb for a rspec test
  • bundle exec spinach features/project/issues/milestones.feature for a spinach test

To run several tests inside one directory:

  • bundle exec rspec spec/requests/api/ for the rspec tests if you want to test API only
  • bundle exec spinach features/profile/ for the spinach tests if you want to test only profile pages

If you want to use Spring set ENABLE_SPRING=1 in your environment.

Generate searchable docs for source code

You can find results under the doc/code directory.

bundle exec rake gitlab:generate_docs

Generate API documentation for project services (e.g. Slack)

bundle exec rake services:doc

Updating Emoji Digests

To update the Emoji digests file (used for Emoji autocomplete) you must run the following:

bundle exec rake gemojione:digests

This will update the file fixtures/emojis/digests.json based on the currently available Emoji.

Emoji Sprites

Generating a sprite file containing all the Emoji can be done by running:

bundle exec rake gemojione:sprite

If new emoji are added, the spritesheet may change size. To compensate for such changes, first generate the emoji.png spritesheet with the above Rake task, then check the dimensions of the new spritesheet and update the SPRITESHEET_WIDTH and SPRITESHEET_HEIGHT constants accordingly.