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A development workflow management CLI for GitHub, JIRA, and TeamCity

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Zazu is a CLI development workflow management tool that combines elements of git flow with CI and issue tracking.{"Zazu"->"ContinuousIntegration""ContinuousIntegration"->"TeamCity""Zazu"->"IssueTracker""IssueTracker"->"JIRA""IssueTracker"->"GitHub""Zazu"->"CodeReview""CodeReview"->"GitHub""Zazu"->"CodeStyle""CodeStyle"->"ArtisticStyle""CodeStyle"->"ClangFormat""CodeStyle"->"autopep8"}

Zazu is implemented in Python and is a Click based CLI. If you’re wondering why Click, this is a well answered question.


Pre-requsites (linux)

sudo apt-get install python-dev libssl-dev libffi-dev

All platforms

sudo pip install --upgrade pip
sudo pip install zazu

If you get an error about a package called “six” use the following command instead: sudo pip install --upgrade --ignore-installed zazu

Command overview

The following diagram shows the available subcommands of zazu.{"zazu"->"build""zazu"->"tool""tool"->"install""tool"->"uninstall""zazu"->"style""zazu"->"repo""repo"->"setup""setup"->"hooks""setup"->"ci""repo"->"cleanup""repo"->"repo_init"repo_init[label=init,style=dashed]"repo"->"clone""zazu"->"dev""dev"->"start""dev"->"status"dev_builds[label=builds,style=dashed]"dev"->"dev_builds""dev"->"review""dev"->"ticket"}

Note: dashed lines are not yet implemented

Repo management

  • zazu repo clone <name> clones repo and installs GIT hooks

  • zazu repo init <name> initializes repo to default project structure (Unimplemented)

  • zazu repo setup hooks installs default GIT hooks to the repo

  • zazu repo setup ci sets up CI builds based on the zazu.yaml file in the repo

CI build configuration management

Zazu can setup CI server builds (currently only TeamCity is supported) to build targets specified by a recipe file (the zazu.yaml file in the root of a repo).

  • zazu repo setup ci

Development workflow management

  • zazu dev start interactivly creates new ticket

  • zazu dev start <name> e.g. zazu dev start LC-440_a_cool_feature

  • zazu dev status displays ticket and pull request status

  • zazu dev ticket launches web browser to the ticket page

  • zazu dev builds launches web browser to the CI project page

  • zazu dev review launches web browser to create/view a pull request

Code Style Enforcement

  • zazu style fixes code style using astyle and autopep8


Zazu uses the zazu.yaml file to build goals defined there

  • zazu build <goal>

  • The target architecture is assumed to be ‘local’ but may be overridden using the –arch flag. e.g zazu build --arch=arm32-linux-gnueabihf package would build targeting 32 bit arm linux.

Passing variables to the build

You may pass extra variables to the build using key=value pairs. zazu build --arch=arm32-linux-gnueabihf package FOO=bar This sets the environement variable FOO to the value bar during the build.

Build tool installation

Zazu will automatically try to obtain required build tools needed for each target as specified in the zazu.yaml file. These may be installed/uninstalled manually as well:

  • zazu tool install <tool==version>

  • zazu tool uninstall <tool==version>

These tools will be installed to the ~/.zazu/tools/ folder.

zazu.yaml file

The zazu.yaml file lives at the base of the repo and describes the CI goals and architectures to be run. In addition it describes the requirements for each goal.

  - name: networkInterface
      - name: coverage
        description: "Runs the \"check\" target and reports coverage via gcovr"
        buildType: coverage
              LOCAL_SERVER: ON
          - arch: x86_64-linux-gcc
      - name: package
        buildType: minSizeRel
          - arch: arm32-linux-gnueabihf
                - gcc-linaro-arm-linux-gnueabihf==4.9
          - arch: x86_64-linux-gcc

    type: github
    owner: stopthatcow
    repo: zazu

    type: github
    owner: stopthatcow
    repo: zazu

    - dependencies/ #list path prefixes here to exclude from style
    - build/
      - "--options=astyle.conf" # options passed to astyle
      - src/*.cpp # list of globs of files to style
      - include/*.h
      - test/*.cpp
      - "--max-line-length=150" # options passed to autopep8

  zazu: 0.2.0 # optional required zazu version

Compiler tuples

Architectures are defined as tuple in the folowing form: <ISA>-<OS>-<ABI>


  • x86_64-linux-gcc

  • x86_32-linux-gcc

  • x86_64-win-msvc_2013

  • x86_64-win-msvc_2015

  • x86_32-win-msvc_2013

  • x86_32-win-msvc_2015

  • arm32-linux-gnueabihf

  • arm32-none-eabi

Command autocompletion

Note that autocompletion currently only works for commands and subcommands (not arguments).

BASH users

Add the following to your ~/.bashrc file:

eval "$(_ZAZU_COMPLETE=source zazu)"

ZSH users

Add the following to your ~/.zshrc file

autoload bashcompinit
eval "$(_ZAZU_COMPLETE=source zazu)"

Handy aliases

alias zz="zazu"
alias zd="zazu dev"
alias zds="zazu dev start"
alias zdr="zazu dev review"
alias zdt="zazu dev ticket"
alias zdb="zazu dev builds"
alias zs="zazu style"
alias zb="zazu build"

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