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When contributing to the OCF codebase, you will need some way of running and
testing your code. Most of our applications cannot be run on a personal
machine--they need to be run on OCF infrastructure. For most projects we
recommend doing all development from
supernova, a server available to all
staff. Our Kubernetes server is also
You need to be on staff to log into the server. If you're not sure whether or not you're on staff, try logging in. If this doesn't work, talk to a staff member and we can add you! All are welcome and encouraged to join.
To log in, open a terminal window and type in:
For more instructions, see the SSH docs. You should
Some scripts, such as ones used to create group accounts and refund printing
quotas, are available on
supernova. Learn more about these in the scripts
section of staff documentation.
git clone OCF repositories and run them on
supernova. An example
git clone https://github.com/ocf/ocfweb # clone the repository cd ocfweb # change directory into the repository ... make changes ... make test # run tests to make sure everything is working make dev # start a development server and see your changes live
To access Kubernetes, simply run
kubectl commands. See the Kubernetes
documentation for more information.
Note that staff only have viewing permissions for the cluster. Interested stafferse can request write access to a development namespace by talking to a root staffer.