Git Repositories

Aegir consists of a number of components each living in their own Git repository.

To make things more interresting (or complex) we also have these spread over, GitHub and

This document is intended to give some guidelines as to what should go where. It's intended for Aegir core, but we welcome any contributed project to follow. Just to have some consistency.

  • is the canonical repository for the stable branches and releases.
  • Issues should be on
  • Feature branches can best be pushed to GitHub or GitLab to facilitate testing with Travis or GitLab CI.
  • Pull Requests on GitHub are very welcome, please just add a link to them in an issue on


Primary branches

All core maintainers can work on these branches, however the noted maintainer for each branch is often the first to contact and the most involved in that particular area.

Branch naming

For the current stable release we have 7.x-3.x as the main branch for all the core projects. This follows the Drupal 7 default.

Feature branches can best be prefixed with 'feature/' resulting in 'feature/[issue number]-some-change'. Pushing them to GitHub and creating a PR for it lets us test the results with Travis. These feature branches don't have to be pushed to D.o, and can be removed after being merged.

Pull requests

  • When a PR is not ready you can prefix the title with: [WIP].

Golden Contrib

We started adding more modules during the 3.x cycle and invented the Golden Contrib name for it.

The idea is to package modules that extend Aegir to make them easier to install. Their descriptions are listed on the Contributed Projects page.

These are included from our makefiles and end up in profiles/hostmaster/modules/aegir/.

Golden contrib module guidelines

  • It should have a full release on
  • It should be covered by the security team.
  • There should be the intention to maintain the module for the longer term, at least as long as the current stable Aegir release.
  • All Aegir core maintainers should have access to the module project on However, a minimum of two is required at all times. Use the current maintainers list for reference.
  • Where appropriate it should include a file for Aegir's feature system. E.g.
  • It should be security reviewed by other core maintainers, keeping the following in mind:
    • The module should not increase the system's attack surface.
    • If it does, a strong warning must be provided in the description.
  • It should not encourage users to perform dangerous operations, from which there is no recovery. If such features are requested, their use must come with warnings.

TODO's when adding a module