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Tip for Running Unit Testing against Your Own Fork

Hi folks,

I noticed that testing is somehow a problem for some folks who would like
to contribute (either have trouble setting local testing env, or misused
Pull Request to test). Actually because Airflow is using Travis CI for unit
testing, running testing for any of your change/commit is very very easy.

1. Go to, click “Sign in with GitHub”. If you
haven’t done this before, possibly it will ask you to “Authorize Travis CI
for Open Source”.
2. After this is done, you may be redirected to Then you will see a list of
your public repositories. Let’s assume you have already forked Airflow,
then just toggle it on.
3. Everything is good to go! From now on, if you make any change/commit to
your own fork of Airflow, the Travis CI test will be triggered
(Travis-related files is already included in the Airflow codebase).

****Why to do this****
- You don’t have to set up local testing env, or misuse Pull Request to
test your code change.
- Travis CI is free for Open Source project (public repo), but it only
allows 5 concurrent tests. On the other hand, Apache is using
paid-subscription (possibly for unlimited concurrent tests). So mis-using
Pull Requests to test your change/commit will result in a slightly bigger
bill that ASF receives.

Hope this is somehow helpful for folks who would like to contribute.