Before You Start

Argo Rollouts is written in Golang. If you do not have a good grounding in Go, try out the tutorial.



Argo Rollout additionally uses * controller-gen binary in order to auto-generate the crd manifest * golangci-lint to lint the project. * mockery to generate mock objects.

Run the following commands to install them:

go get -u
go get -u
go get -u

Brew users can quickly install the lot:

brew install go dep kubectl kustomize

Set up environment variables (e.g. is ~/.bashrc):

export GOPATH=~/go
export PATH=$PATH:$GOPATH/bin

Checkout the code:

go get -u
cd ~/go/src/


Ensure dependencies are up to date first:

dep ensure -v

The make controller command will build the controller.

  • make codegen - Runs the code generator that creates the informers, client, lister, and deepcopies from the types.go and modifies the open-api spec.

Running Tests

To run unit tests:

make test

Running Locally

It is much easier to run and debug if you run Argo Rollout in your local machine than in the Kubernetes cluster.

cd ~/go/src/
make controller

Running Local Containers

You may need to run containers locally, so here's how:

Create login to Docker Hub, then login.

docker login

Add your username as the environment variable, e.g. to your ~/.bash_profile:

export IMAGE_NAMESPACE=argoproj

Build the images:

DOCKER_PUSH=true make image

Update the manifests:

make manifests

Install the manifests:

kubectl -n argo-rollouts apply -f manifests/install.yaml

Documentation Changes

If you need to run the mkdocs server, you will need to do the following:

Afterwards, you can run mkdocs serve and access your documentation at