@astrofrog I see, it is very annoying that there is no easy way to test the Travis builds offline. Some people had success with downloading the vagrant boxes that travis put out there but they seem to have gone. I guess for now that's as good as it gets.
@astrofrog - is there a plan for how to update the astropy_helpers submodule? That is, it would be good to get some of the changes into the main astropy repo - should I just update astropy_helpers in master, or do a PR?