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Build instructions



# Build sake for your platform target
make build

# Build sake binaries and archives for all platforms using goreleaser
make build-all

# Generate Manpage
make gen-man


# Format code
make gofmt

# Manage dependencies (download/remove unused)
make tidy

# Lint code
make lint

# Standing in examples directory you can run the following to debug faster
go run ../main.go run ping -a


The following workflow is used for releasing a new sake version:

  1. Create pull request with changes
  2. Pass all integration and unit tests locally
    • make integration-test
    • make unit-test
  3. Run benchmarks and profiler to check performance
    • make benchmark
  4. Verify build works (especially windows build)
    • make build-all
  5. Update and if any config changes and generate manpage
    • make gen-man
  6. Update Makefile and with correct version, and add all changes to
  7. Squash-merge to main with Release vx.y.z and description of changes
  8. Run make release, which will:
    • Create a git tag with release notes
    • Trigger a build in Github that builds cross-platform binaries and generates release notes of changes between current and previous tag

Overview of How Sake Works

  1. Parse & validate CLI arguments
  2. Parse sake config files and create config, inventory, tasks, specs, and target states
  3. Create clients for remote and local task execution for the selected hosts/tasks
  4. Execute tasks on remote/local hosts
  5. Disconnect from remote hosts
  6. Print any output (results, reports, errors, etc.)

Dependency Graph

Create SVG dependency graphs using graphviz and goda.

goda graph "" | dot -Tsvg -o res/graph.svg
goda graph "" | dot -Tsvg -o res/graph-full.svg