Can't add a new Kiln project

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07 Jun, 2014 09:42 PM


I recently configured my Kiln repos on AppVeyor but I haven't been able to add a new project. All listed repos have a small lock next to them and when I click "Add" I receive the following message: "Projects with private repositories are not allowed on this plan." I'm on the Free plan so it could seem normal but my issue is that the first repo in the list has a 'public read-only access enabled" state so I would expect not to see a lock next to it. Am I missing something ? Why is there a lock next to my public repo ?

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  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 07 Jun, 2014 09:46 PM

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    How do you enable public access for Kiln repo?

    - Feodor

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 07 Jun, 2014 09:52 PM

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    OK, found it. It's entire project can be made public.

    Will take a look if Kiln API provides public/private property. For now AppVeyor "assumes" all Kiln repos are private.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 08 Jun, 2014 04:53 PM

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    Update. It seems Kiln API currently does not provide public/private flag for projects/repos (I know it's hard to believe). I contacted Kiln support team for the help with that.

    While we are awaiting response from Kiln I can offer you two options:
    1) Tell me the name of that public project in AppVeyor and I'll change its visibility in the database.
    2) Move it to GitHub :)

    Let me know what you think.

  4. 4 Posted by rold2007 on 09 Jun, 2014 05:07 AM

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    Thanks for the fast answer, let me know when the Kiln team answers you. In the meantime, the project I would like to enable is "ImagingInterface/GUI/ImagingInterface".

    I'm not switching to GitHub, good try ! :)

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 09 Jun, 2014 05:26 AM

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    OK, add that project in AppVeyor and let me know when done - I will change its record.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 09 Jun, 2014 04:57 PM

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    This is the excerpt what I've got from Kiln support:

    You are correct, the Kiln API in its current state does not have the ability to tell whether a project is public or private.

    I am going to file a case with the Kiln engineers to look into this further, though we don't get this request very often, so it isn't on our immediate development road-map. When we have slack in our development cycle, we take the time to aggregate customer requests into a list to be added to the road-map. We can't add everything, but this list helps us prioritize the things we will work on!

    So, what's the project name?

  7. 7 Posted by rold2007 on 10 Jun, 2014 09:21 AM

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    Ok, thanks for the info. I just had an idea for a workaround for this issue. Since my Kiln project is public, you shouldn't even need to use an access token to access it. Could you use this to determine if a project/repo is public or private ?

    My project's name is "ImagingInterface" and the full repo path is:

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 10 Jun, 2014 05:27 PM

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    OK, you should add this project into AppVeyor first and I will change its status.

  9. 9 Posted by rold2007 on 11 Jun, 2014 01:41 AM

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    This project is already added in AppVeyor !

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 11 Jun, 2014 01:45 AM

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    It's listed, not added ;) click Add button.

    - Feodor

  11. 11 Posted by rold2007 on 11 Jun, 2014 01:53 AM

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    But I can't click the Add button, the project has a lock next to it because of the public/private problem with Kiln. This is why I logged this issue in the first place.

  12. Support Staff 12 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 11 Jun, 2014 01:55 AM

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    Wait, you should be able to add it, but it won't build.

    - Feodor

  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 11 Jun, 2014 01:56 AM

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    Lock means "private".

    - Feodor

  14. 14 Posted by rold2007 on 12 Jun, 2014 02:10 AM

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    This is the whole point of the initial issue. I can't add the project because it is tagged as private event though the project is public on Kiln.

    For the sake of moving forward I just applied your suggestion #2 ( and cloned my project on BitBucket to be able to add the project. It works fine (except I have build errors to look at) but I would prefer to use Kiln directly instead of maintaining two online clones.

  15. Support Staff 15 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 12 Jun, 2014 04:30 PM

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    Oh, my bad. Indeed, on free plan adding of private repositories is not allowed, sorry for the confusion. I think moving the project to BitBucket or GitHub is the way to go as reply from Kiln support probably means "won't fix".

  16. 16 Posted by rold2007 on 12 Jun, 2014 08:46 PM

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    Ok, thanks for your help !

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