Let me introduce you two other awesome tools / libraries, before I try to explain the gap Revolver tries to fill. First there is Fabric, a very small and low-level wrapper around SSH written in Python. It allows you to store a small fabfile.py next to your project, where you can define all the steps required to automate something via SSH on one to multiple servers (e.g. install and configure your software stack, deploy new versions, ...).
But Fabric is really low-level and there is a lack of fun. That's the point where Cuisine joins the ring, because it's a collection of useful methods which really increases your amount of fun and pleasure. Unfortunately with some small, but really annoying, differences that are sometimes even incompatible. Some examples?
# Fabric run('apt-get install XYZ', use_sudo=True) # Cuisine with mode_sudo(): run('apt-get install XYZ')
I really enjoy the contextmanager for running a block as superuser! But
Cuisine didn't patch all commands provided by Fabric (
run() in the
example is patched but other commands, like
put(), aren't and you'll run into
strange / annoying errors).
There is also a different scheme of naming things. Fabric tends to use short
function names inside clean namespaces (e.g
But the API of Cuisine, on the other hand, follows
Both ways are reasonable and I don't wanna blame someone! Don't get me wrong! I simply want a "cleaner" or "more compatible" API which I can extend with my own new functions and keep the level of fun and pleasure high (at least for me). And the last sentence is a short / good description of what Revolver is about. Just a "unification" wrapper for Fabric and Cuisine with some new batteries included.
This project is currently not published to the official python package repository but it should be easy to get everything running:
sudo easy_install https://github.com/michaelcontento/revolver/tarball/master
Or use the new alternate installer Pip:
sudo pip install https://github.com/michaelcontento/revolver/tarball/master#egg=revolver
Now Revolver is installed and ready to use. But I would suggest to
first read the documentation from Fabric to get used with the whole
workflow / principle. After that it should be easy for you to dig into the
code, discover everything and write your first own
But for those who want to see fast results, here is a small example
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*- from revolver import user from revolver import contextmanager as ctx from revolver.project import Deployinator from revolver.core import env from revolver.tool import php from revolver.tool import ruby env.hosts = ['firstname.lastname@example.org'] def setup(): php.install(version='5.3.9') ruby.ensure(version='1.9.2-p290') user.ensure('own-user', home='/var/own-user') def deploy(): with ctx.sudo(username='own-user'): dp = Deployinator() dp.run()
- Fork this project
- Make your changes (new features, bugfixes, examples, ...)
- Write tests for it
- Be sure that all other tests are still green
- Send me a pull request
Too complicated? You just wanna mess around for yourself? Thats fine! Just skip everything after step two :)
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