Developing Tradefed

This section is aimed at Tradefed developers. If you are interested in extending TF or adding new test support, this is the section for you.

Open source

If you plan to use the open source variant of Trade Federation, use these commands to check out and build the AOSP master branch of Trade Federation:

cd <sourceroot>
mkdir master
cd master
repo init -u https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest -b master
repo sync -c -j8
source build/envsetup.sh
tapas tradefed-all
make -j8

See Development Environment for more details.

All open-sourceable Trade Federation code is stored in the tools/tradefederation/ git project of AOSP. Please keep the open source guidelines in mind when writing code and submitting changes.

Alternatively, if you are creating tests/utilities that use Trade Federation but aren't working on the framework itself, consider placing your work inside one of the Trade Federation contrib projects to speed approvals.

Coding style

Trade Federation follows the Android coding style guidelines, with the following clarifications: interface names are prefixed with 'I' e.g. ITestDevice.

Developing using Eclipse

If you are interested in using Eclipse in developing Tradefed, refer to Set up Eclipse IDE for tips on setting up your environment.

Running Tradefed's tests

You made a change to Trade Federation and you are searching how to test it? see Running Trade Federation's tests.

Architecture

If you seek a deeper understanding of the innerworkings of Tradefed, see the Architecture section.