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Getting Started with AGL


Documentation for AGL Software can be found at


AGL uses for communication. The AGL technical community uses the AGL Developer Community mail list. The agl-dev-community on contains a vast archive of publicly viewable messages and content. Please subscribe to the mail for developer questions, general issues, etc. This is where most of the AGL developer discussions occur. If you need help with something, do not hesitate to post your questions to this list, the AGL Community will help you!

IRC (Internet Relay Chat)

Please join us on IRC at the #automotive channel on

If you have not used IRC before, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a convenient way to connect to teams and share text-based information in realtime. IRC is widely used by engineers when collaborating on open source projects.

You can access IRC via the web or a traditional client - here is a list of clients and a primer on how to use IRC if you are new to it.

If you are behind a firewall, a web client may be best; irccloud is a popular hosted solution. If you want to host your own service for web access, shout-irc may be of interest and is fully open source. Codethink has setup a live instance of shout-irc at for AGL community members to try out.

Register for Accounts

Most Automotive Grade Linux sites require a Linux Foundation identity to login. With this account you can update this Wiki, access Jira for issue tracking, access source code in Gerrit and Git. If you do not already have a Linux Foundation identity you can create one here.

Recurring Meetings

We have a weekly developer meeting and a number of other recurring Expert Group meetings that everyone is invited to participate in. The complete list of meetings as well as links to the AGL Google Calendar to subscribe to can be found here.


The AGL Jira server is at

Jira usage for AGL is described here.

Source Code

Source Code is accessible via the AGL Git repositories using gerrit. The repositories are open for read access to anyone. You can clone the source trees for the projects via HTTP. You can find the URL for a project in the Summary section of the project when clicking on the Gitweb link in Gerrit. We have created a tutorial on how to download and build the code.

If you would like to clone and submit changes you will need an account for Gerrit. We do encourage you to submit improvements and bug fixes. Once you have created your developer account you will want access to on-going projects. If you need access to a specific project you can contact the project owner or submit a Jira ticket to get the right permissions for your account.

start/getting-started.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/25 18:51 by waltminer