Developer Manual


This section of the documentation is aimed at developers interested in the Aegir project.

We use Git as a version control system for managing the project code, so we have specific instructions on how to use git.

Developers wishing to collaborate directly with the core team will want to read the release engineering guide.

Developers working on third-party modules should read the guide to extend Aegir and the API documentation.

Developers interested in developing on, for or with Aegir might be interested in Aegir-up, which provides a fully installed and configured virtual machine on Virtualbox/Vagrant. The Puppet module on which it is based supports an $aegir_dev_build option, that will install Provision and Hostmaster from the git repos, preserving the .git repos.