To install Jenkins Job Builder from source, run:

pip install --user jenkins-job-builder

A virtual environment is recommended for development. For example, Jenkins Job Builder may be installed from the top level directory:

$ virtualenv .venv
$ source .venv/bin/activate
$ pip install -r test-requirements.txt -e .

Alternatively, the current release can be installed from pypi:

sudo pip install jenkins-job-builder

The OpenStack project uses Puppet to manage its infrastructure systems, including Jenkins. If you use Puppet, you can use the OpenStack Jenkins module to install Jenkins Job Builder.


Documentation is included in the doc folder. To generate docs locally execute the command:

tox -e docs

The generated documentation is then available under doc/build/html/index.html.

As over time URLs change or become stale there is also a testenv available to verify any links added. To run locally execute the command:

tox -e docs-linkcheck
  • Note: When behind a proxy it is necessary to use TOX_TESTENV_PASSENV to pass any proxy settings for this test to be able to check links are valid.

Unit Tests

Unit tests have been included and are in the tests folder. We recently started including unit tests as examples in our documentation so to keep the examples up to date it is very important that we include unit tests for every module. To run the unit tests, execute the command:

tox -e py27
  • Note: View tox.ini to run tests on other versions of Python.

Test Coverage

To measure test coverage, execute the command:

tox -e cover