Contribute to KubeVirt
The KubeVirt project is looking for new contributors with a variety of skills and interests. The only prerequisite is an interest & passion for managing KVM virtual machines on the Kubernetes platform. A non-exhaustive list of possible areas for contribution includes:
- Software development: the primary codebase integrating with Kubernetes is written in Go, and leverages libvirt and KVM on Linux hosts.
- Website curation: this website is maintained in markdown served by the Jekyll content publishing system. There is a need for people to both author new content and curate the existing content to better serve the needs of the project
- Testing: the project aims to utilize automated testing where practical. There is always scope to broaden the test scenarios, whether by providing new host platforms to execute tests on, or writing new tests, or even doing manual testing of things which can’t be automated yet.
- User assistance: while the project aims to provide an easy on-ramp for new users deploying the code, there will always be times where users to seek assistance from experts. Those interested in support are encouraged to engage with users in the forums, IRC channel, and any other appropriate venue.
- Evangalism: a project is nothing without users, so there is a critical need for people to spread knowledge & passion about the project to potential new users & contributors.
For contributions which involve changes to the project’s GIT repositories, consult the contribution workflow document.
Instant messaging / chat
The project uses the
#kubevirt IRC channel on the Freenode
network. IRC is accessible from a wide variety of
desktop messaging applications, or alternatively use the generic in-browser
When using IRC bear in mind that project members are on a variety of timezones, so will not neccessarily be online at the same time as you. This also means that many members will inevitably miss conversations that take place online. For these reasons, detailed technical design discussions are often better held over email, leaving IRC for matters which require realtime engagement.
E-Mail / Forums
The project uses the
kubevirt-dev Google Group as a forum for developer
discussions. To join the group, visit the online web
interface. After joining
messages can be sent either via the web interface, or directly via e-mail to
The development of KubeVirt relies on a number of online services
All the source code assocaited with the project is managed in the GIT version control system, hosted on github. The primary repositories are:
- kubevirt - The core infrastructure for integrating with and extending Kubernetes, to host KVM virtual machines.
- kubevirt.github.io - The source for this entire website
- project-infra - Miscellaneous project infrastructure tools
The project maintains a presence in various social media systems to spread news and other interesting information related to the project