Hacking on Docker

The hack/ directory holds information and tools for everyone involved in the process of creating and distributing Docker, specifically:


If you're a contributor or aspiring contributor, you should read CONTRIBUTORS.md.

If you're a maintainer or aspiring maintainer, you should read MAINTAINERS.md.

If you're a packager or aspiring packager, you should read PACKAGERS.md.

If you're a maintainer in charge of a release, you should read RELEASE-CHECKLIST.md.


A high-level roadmap is available at ROADMAP.md.

Build tools

make.sh is the primary build tool for docker. It is used for compiling the official binary, running the test suite, and pushing releases.