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drone / drone


Drone is a Continuous Delivery platform built on Docker, written in Go


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Drone is a Continuous Integration platform built on container technology. Every build is executed inside an ephemeral Docker container, giving developers complete control over their build environment with guaranteed isolation.


Drone's prime directive is to help teams ship code like GitHub. Drone is easy to install, setup and maintain and offers a powerful container-based plugin system. Drone aspires to be an industry-wide replacement for Jenkins.


Drone documentation is organized into several categories:

Community, Help

Contributions, questions, and comments are welcomed and encouraged. Drone developers hang out in the drone/drone room on gitter. We ask that you please post your questions to gitter before creating an issue.

Cloning, Building, Running

If you are new to Go, make sure you install Go 1.5+ and setup your workspace (ie $GOPATH). Go programs use directory structure for package imports, therefore, it is very important you clone this project to the specified directory in your Go path:

git clone git:// $GOPATH/src/
cd $GOPATH/src/

Please ensure your local environment has the following dependencies installed. We provide scripts in the ./contrib folder as a convenience that can be used to install:

  • libsqlite3
  • sassc

Commands to build from source:


make deps    # Download required dependencies
make gen     # Generate code
make build   # Build the binary

Commands for development:

make gen_static     # Generate static content
make gen_template   # Generate templates from amber files
make gen_migrations # Generate embedded database migrations
make vet            # Execute go vet command
make fmt            # Execute go fmt command

Commands to start drone:

drone --debug # Debug mode enables more verbose logging

If you are seeing slow compile times please install the following:

go install