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Contributing to Buildbot

Thank you for contributing to Buildbot!

What appears below is just a quick summary. See for the full story.


Contributions to Buildbot should come as a complete package. For code changes, tests and documentation updates should be included. Consider issues of compatibility, flexibility, and simplicity. Follow the existing Buildbot coding style, and be sure that your changes do not cause warnings from pyflakes. Patches are best submitted as Github pull requests, but also accepted as patch files attached to Trac tickets, or in attachments sent to the buildbot-devel mailing list. Patch guidelines are at

Your contribution must be licensed under the GPLv2, and copyright assignment is not expected (or possible: Buildbot is not a legal entity). See for details.

Development Tips

The easiest way to hack on Buildbot is in a virtualenv. See for a description of how to set up such a thing.

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