tauri-action-custom-repo

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Tauri GitHub Action

This GitHub Action builds your Web application as a Tauri native binary for macOS, Linux and Windows. If your project doesn't include the Tauri files, we create it at compile time, so if you don't need to use Tauri's API, you can just ship native apps through this Action.

Usage

This GitHub Action has three main usages: test the build pipeline of your Tauri app, uploading Tauri artifacts to an existing release, and creating a new release with the Tauri artifacts.

Testing the Build

name: 'test-on-pr'
on: [pull_request]

jobs:
  test-tauri:
    strategy:
      fail-fast: false
      matrix:
        platform: [macos-latest, ubuntu-20.04, windows-latest]

    runs-on: ${{ matrix.platform }}
    steps:
      - uses: actions/checkout@v3
      - name: setup node
        uses: actions/setup-node@v3
        with:
          node-version: 16
      - name: install Rust stable
        uses: dtolnay/rust-toolchain@stable
      - name: install dependencies (ubuntu only)
        if: matrix.platform == 'ubuntu-20.04'
        run: |
          sudo apt-get update
          sudo apt-get install -y libgtk-3-dev libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev libappindicator3-dev librsvg2-dev patchelf
      - name: install frontend dependencies
        run: yarn install # change this to npm or pnpm depending on which one you use
      - uses: tauri-apps/tauri-action@v0
        env:
          GITHUB_TOKEN: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}

Creating a release and uploading the Tauri bundles

In this example tauri-action will create the GitHub release itself. It will build and upload the app bundles to the newly created release.

This is generally the simplest way to release your Tauri app.

name: 'publish'
on:
  push:
    branches:
      - release

jobs:
  publish-tauri:
    permissions:
      contents: write
    strategy:
      fail-fast: false
      matrix:
        platform: [macos-latest, ubuntu-20.04, windows-latest]

    runs-on: ${{ matrix.platform }}
    steps:
      - uses: actions/checkout@v3
      - name: setup node
        uses: actions/setup-node@v3
        with:
          node-version: 16
      - name: install Rust stable
        uses: dtolnay/rust-toolchain@stable
      - name: install dependencies (ubuntu only)
        if: matrix.platform == 'ubuntu-20.04'
        run: |
          sudo apt-get update
          sudo apt-get install -y libgtk-3-dev libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev libappindicator3-dev librsvg2-dev patchelf
      - name: install frontend dependencies
        run: yarn install # change this to npm or pnpm depending on which one you use
      - uses: tauri-apps/tauri-action@v0
        env:
          GITHUB_TOKEN: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
        with:
          tagName: app-v__VERSION__ # the action automatically replaces \_\_VERSION\_\_ with the app version
          releaseName: 'App v__VERSION__'
          releaseBody: 'See the assets to download this version and install.'
          releaseDraft: true
          prerelease: false

Uploading the artifacts to a release

tauri-action can also upload app bundles to an existing GitHub release. This workflow uses different actions to create and publish the release. tauri-action will only build and upload the app bundles to the specified release.

name: 'publish'

on: pull_request

jobs:
  create-release:
    permissions:
      contents: write
    runs-on: ubuntu-20.04
    outputs:
      release_id: ${{ steps.create-release.outputs.result }}

    steps:
      - uses: actions/checkout@v3
      - name: setup node
        uses: actions/setup-node@v3
        with:
          node-version: 16
      - name: get version
        run: echo "PACKAGE_VERSION=$(node -p "require('./package.json').version")" >> $GITHUB_ENV
      - name: create release
        id: create-release
        uses: actions/github-script@v6
        with:
          script: |
            const { data } = await github.rest.repos.createRelease({
              owner: context.repo.owner,
              repo: context.repo.repo,
              tag_name: `app-v${process.env.PACKAGE_VERSION}`,
              name: `Desktop App v${process.env.PACKAGE_VERSION}`,
              body: 'Take a look at the assets to download and install this app.',
              draft: true,
              prerelease: false
            })
            return data.id

  build-tauri:
    needs: create-release
    permissions:
      contents: write
    strategy:
      fail-fast: false
      matrix:
        platform: [macos-latest, ubuntu-20.04, windows-latest]

    runs-on: ${{ matrix.platform }}
    steps:
      - uses: actions/checkout@v3
      - name: setup node
        uses: actions/setup-node@v3
        with:
          node-version: 16
      - name: install Rust stable
        uses: dtolnay/rust-toolchain@stable
      - name: install dependencies (ubuntu only)
        if: matrix.platform == 'ubuntu-20.04'
        run: |
          sudo apt-get update
          sudo apt-get install -y libgtk-3-dev libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev libappindicator3-dev librsvg2-dev patchelf
      - name: install frontend dependencies
        run: yarn install # change this to npm or pnpm depending on which one you use
      - uses: tauri-apps/tauri-action@v0
        env:
          GITHUB_TOKEN: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
        with:
          releaseId: ${{ needs.create-release.outputs.release_id }}

  publish-release:
    permissions:
      contents: write
    runs-on: ubuntu-20.04
    needs: [create-release, build-tauri]

    steps:
      - name: publish release
        id: publish-release
        uses: actions/github-script@v6
        env:
          release_id: ${{ needs.create-release.outputs.release_id }}
        with:
          script: |
            github.rest.repos.updateRelease({
              owner: context.repo.owner,
              repo: context.repo.repo,
              release_id: process.env.release_id,
              draft: false,
              prerelease: false
            })

Inputs

Project Initialization

These inputs are typically only used if your GitHub repo does not contain an existing Tauri project and you want the action to initialize it for you.

Name Required Description Type Default
projectPath false The path to the root of the tauri project relative to the current working directory string .
configPath false Path to the tauri.conf.json file if you want a configuration different from the default one string tauri.conf.json
distPath false Path to the distributable folder with your index.html and JS/CSS string
iconPath false path to the PNG icon to use as app icon, relative to the projectPath string
bundleIdentifier yes, if not changed via --config the bundle identifier to inject when initializing the Tauri app string

Build Options

These inputs allow you to change how your Tauri project will be build.

Name Required Description Type Default
includeDebug false whether to include a debug build or not bool false
includeRelease false whether to include a release build or not bool true
includeUpdaterJson false whether to upload a JSON file for the updater or not (only relevant if the updater is configured) bool true
tauriScript false the script to execute the Tauri CLI. It must not include any args or commands like build string npm run|pnpm|yarn tauri
args false Additional arguments to the current build command string

Release Configuration

These inputs allow you to modify the GitHub release.

Name Required Description Type Default
releaseId false The id of the release to upload artifacts as release assets string
tagName false The tag name of the release to create or the tag of the release belonging to releaseId string
releaseName false The name of the release to create string
releaseBody false The body of the release to create string
releaseDraft false Whether the release to create is a draft or not bool false
prerelease false Whether the release to create is a prerelease or not bool false
releaseCommitish false Any branch or commit SHA the Git tag is created from, unused if the Git tag already exists string SHA of current commit

Outputs

Name Description
releaseId The ID of the created release
releaseHtmlUrl The URL users can navigate to in order to view the created release
releaseUploadUrl The URL for uploading assets to the created release
artifactPaths The paths of the generated artifacts

Caveats

  • You can use this Action on a repo that doesn't have Tauri configured. We automatically initialize Tauri before building, and configure it to use your Web artifacts.
    • You can configure the project initialization with the distPath and iconPath options.
    • If you need to further customize the default tauri.conf.json file you can add a custom config that will be merged with the default one at build time.
      • args: --config custom-config.json
  • You can run custom Tauri CLI scripts with the tauriScript option. So instead of running yarn tauri <COMMAND> <ARGS> or npm run tauri <COMMAND> <ARGS>, we'll execute ${tauriScript} <COMMAND> <ARGS>.
    • Useful when you need custom build functionality when creating Tauri apps e.g. a desktop:build script.
    • tauriScript can also be an absolute file path pointing to a tauri-cli binary. The path currently cannot contain spaces.
  • If you want to add additional arguments to the build command, you can use the args option. For example, if you're setting a specific target for your build, you can specify args: --target your-target-arch.
  • When your Tauri app is not in the root of the repo, use the projectPath input.
    • Usually it will work without it, but the action will install and use a global @tauri-apps/cli installation instead of your project's CLI which can cause issues if you also configured tauriScript or if you have multiple tauri.conf.json files in your repo.
  • If you create the release yourself and provide a releaseId but do not set tagName, the download url for updater bundles in latest.json will point to releases/latest/download/<bundle> which can cause issues if your repo contains releases that do not include updater bundles.

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