Caching vs downloading artifacts from UI
I have a gitlab-ci.yml file with the following structure:
- docker related stages
After all the docker related stages and jobs, I essentially run a few commands in the docker container to:
- do a clean build from scratch with meson
- compile the meson project using the files from step 1
I do not want the clean build from scratch to be executed every time. But I do want the code to be compiled whenever there’s a change in the source code. The compile command uses files generated by the initial build job.
Right now I am using a global cache to make the generated files available to the compile command. But is it better to download artifacts from the UI? Sharing artifacts b/n different pipeline runs doesn’t seem possible.