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The CI/CD implementation is frictionless with the concept of Talend CI zero install workflow, where the required Talend CommandLine is downloaded and installed, on demand, during the build process.

Talend Studio/CommandLine is built on the Eclipse platform. The zero install workflow is based on the Eclipse P2 provisioning system. P2 provides a way to automate the installation of applications on the Eclipse platform. For more information, read the Eclipse Foundation Equinox p2 documentation.

The automated download and installation of Talend CommandLine is done using the Talend builder Maven plugin called CI Builder.

The following diagram summarizes the overall workflow:

  • If the CI Builder plugin is not available, it is downloaded from the pluginRepositories referenced in the Maven settings file.
  • CI Builder checks whether Talend CommandLine is installed locally. If not, it uses the Talend update site to download and install it.
  • If the version of the installed Talend CommandLine is not up-to-date, a monthly update can be applied.