Gaudi allows to share multi-component applications, based on Docker, Go, and YAML.
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This project is discontinued. Read about why here.

gaudi is a generator of architecture written in Go and using Docker. You can use it to start any type of application, and link them together without knowledge of Docker or system configuration. Using Go, gaudi can build and start your applications in parallel depending on their dependencies.

Check gaudi's website and follows @GaudiBuilder for more information.

gaudi screencast

Basic Usage

Describe any architecture with a simple YAML file (called .gaudi.yml). For instance, for a PHP+MySQL combo:

        type: apache
        links: [app]
            .: /var/www
            fastCgi: app
            8080: 8080

        type: php-fpm
        links: [db]
            9000: 9000
            .: /var/www

        type: mysql
            3306: 3306

Start this environment (with sudo privileges):


gaudi will try to find a .gaudi.yml file in the current folder, and start each application simultaneously, or sequentially if they depend on each other.


gaudi requires Docker to run.

OSX / Windows: Using Vagrant

The Cethy/vagrant-gaudi repository describes how to install gaudi with Vagrant.

Debian & Ubuntu

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb precise main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gaudi

Other linux systems

On other system you need to install Go 1.2 to install gaudi.

go get

Check that your PATH includes $GOPATH/bin:

export PATH=$GOPATH/bin:/$PATH

Via Puppet

A puppet module is available to install gaudi.

The gaudi application starts containers with Docker's commands which requires sudo privileges. Make sure that the GOPATH and GOROOT environment variables are correctly set for the root user (or other user with root privileges).

How Does It Work?

gaudi uses Docker to start all applications in a specific container. It builds Docker files and specific configuration files from different templates. All templates are listed in the templates/ folder, one for each application type.


You can find an example of how to start a Symfony application in the wiki.

Another examples can be found in the examples folder.


See gaudi options.


Check How to configure gaudi to build your environment


See all type of applications supported.


gaudi can also runs binaries in the current folder. A binary is not always attached to an application so gaudi allows to configure them in a different field binaries.

See all type of binaries supported.

Build the debian package

Create a gpg key

gpg --gen-key
ls / -R
gpg --armor --export --output gaudi.gpg.key

Run makefile

make apt


Your feedback about the usage of gaudi in your specific context is valuable, don't hesitate to open GitHub Issues for any problem or question you may have.

All contributions are welcome. New applications or options should be tested with go unit test tool.


gaudi is licensed under the MIT Licence, courtesy of marmelab.