Drone is a Container-Native, Continuous Delivery Platform

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Drone is a Continuous Integration platform built on container technology. Every build is executed inside an ephemeral Docker container, giving developers complete control over their build environment with guaranteed isolation.


Drone's prime directive is to help teams ship code like GitHub. Drone is easy to install, setup and maintain and offers a powerful container-based plugin system. Drone aspires to be an industry-wide replacement for Jenkins.


Drone documentation is organized into several categories:

Documentation for 0.5 (unstable)

If you are using the 0.5 unstable release (master branch) please see the updated documentation:

Community, Help

Contributions, questions, and comments are welcomed and encouraged. Drone developers hang out in the drone/drone room on gitter. We ask that you please post your questions to gitter before creating an issue.


Please see our installation guide to install the official Docker image.

From Source

Install build dependencies:

Clone the repository to your Go workspace:

git clone git:// $GOPATH/src/
cd $GOPATH/src/

Commands to build from source:


make deps    # Download required dependencies
make gen     # Generate code
make build   # Build the binary

If you are having trouble building this project please reference its .drone.yml file. Everything you need to know about building Drone is defined in that file.