Developer Guide

This documentation explains how to get started with creating your own disk-image-builder elements as well as some high level concepts for element creation.


To get started developing with diskimage-builder, install to a virtualenv:

$ mkdir dib
$ cd dib
$ virtualenv env
$ source env/bin/activate
$ git clone
$ cd diskimage-builder
$ pip install -e .

You can now simply use disk-image-create to start building images and testing your changes. When you are done editing, use git review to submit changes to the upstream gerrit.

Python module documentation

For internal documentation on the DIB python components, see the Module Index.

Finding Work

We maintain a list of low-hanging-fruit tags on launchpad: