Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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Authoring Puppet files with geppetto

Working with puppet ? You should have a look at Geppetto:

What is Geppetto?
04 Jun 2011
Geppetto is an integrated set of tools aimed to simplify the process of developing and consuming Puppet modules and manifests.

The project’s foundation is a model of the Puppet DSL, along with parsers, validators, and formatters that translate between module and manifest models and their editable representation.

Geppetto generates and validates modules and manifests directly from editors, as well as streamline module publication/consumption to/from the Puppet Forge (

Editors provide syntax highlighting, content assistance, error tracing/debugging and similar capabilities, as appropriate.

The project has three near-term objectives: (1) flatten the learning curve associated with using the Puppet DSL to create manifests, (2) support Puppet best practices for working with manifests in the form of modules, and (3) encourage sharing of modules within the community using the Puppet Forge. A longer-term objective will be to make it easier for a wider range of tools to interoperate with Puppet by using Geppetto’s modeling foundation as a means of interchange; potential synergies with the new p(0) project ( will be explored for this purpose.

Available for OSX Win32 and Linux