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Taskotron development reached end of life
Taskotron has been sunset in Fedora Infrastructure. It is no longer running and no longer being developed. You can use these wiki pages to learn about its history, but please be aware that the information is no longer actual.
ResultsDB is still operational
Even when Taskotron is EOL, ResultsDB is still being used. You can use our simple web frontend to explore the production instance.


Taskotron was a framework for automated task execution. It ran selected package checks in Fedora.

Some of its major envisioned features:

  • Support for distribution-wide checks - e.g. Can this set of packages be pushed to stable updates repository? or Is this new system compose installable?
  • Support for package-related checks - e.g. Can this new build of firefox package be safely updated? or Do the functional tests pass for this new build of openssh?
  • Simple check management - package maintainers in full control of their package-related checks, no hurdles
  • Event-based - where applicable only the simplest interaction between services is used - passing messages through a message bus - for both check triggering and result reporting. No hardcoded tie-ins to specific services.
  • Decoupled design - comprised of loosely-coupled standalone units (tools, libraries) so that important logical functions are separated and one unit can be replaced with a different unit with similar functionality
  • Trivial local execution - no need to replicate the production environment with all its servers and configurations, the check authors can easily run and develop their checks on their local machine with no unnecessary software setup hassle
  • Useful for other Linux distributions as well, not just Fedora

Source code, getting involved and contributing

Taskotron consisted of multiple separate components, mainly hosted in the taskotron namespace in Pagure. The general tasks that were developed along with Taskotron were named with the task- prefix.

Contributors could use the contribution guide.

The main mailing list for Taskotron discussion was qa-devel. The main IRC channel was #fedora-qa[?].

Documentation and further reading

There was Libtaskotron quick start and Taskotron documentation. You may also find this further reading of interest: