Contributing to this project¶
- All potential contributors must read the Contributor Code of Conduct and follow it
- Fork the repository on GitHub or GitLab
- Create a new branch, e.g.,
git checkout -b bug/12345
- Fix the bug and add tests (if applicable , see How To Add Tests)
- Run the tests (see How To Run The Tests below)
- Add documentation (as necessary) for your change
- Build the documentation to check for errors and formatting (see How To Build The Documentation below)
- Add yourself to the
AUTHORS.rst(unless you’re already there)
- Commit it. Follow these rules in your commit message:
- Keep the subject line under 50 characters
- Use an imperative verb to start the commit
- Use an empty line between the subject and the message
- Describe the why in detail in the message portion of the commit
- Wrap the lines of the message at 72 characters
- Add the appropriate “Closes #12345” syntax to autoclose the issue it fixed (if it closes an issue)
- See Example Commit Message below
- Push it to your fork
- Create a request for us to merge your contribution
After this last step, it is possible that we may leave feedback in the form of review comments. When addressing these comments, you can follow two strategies:
- Amend/rebase your changes into an existing commit
- Create a new commit with a different message  describing the changes in that commit and push it to your branch
This project is not opinionated about which approach you should prefer. We only ask that you are aware of the following:
- Neither GitHub nor GitLab notifies us that you have pushed new changes. A friendly ping is encouraged
- If you continue to use the same branch that you created the request from, both GitHub and GitLab will update the request on the website. You do not need to create a new request for the new changes.
Contributor Code of Conduct¶
As contributors and maintainers of this project, and in the interest of fostering an open and welcoming community, we pledge to respect all people who contribute through reporting issues, posting feature requests, updating documentation, submitting pull requests or patches, and other activities.
We are committed to making participation in this project a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of level of experience, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or nationality.
Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
- The use of sexualized language or imagery
- Personal attacks
- Trolling or insulting/derogatory comments
- Public or private harassment
- Publishing other’s private information, such as physical or electronic addresses, without explicit permission
- Other unethical or unprofessional conduct
Project maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.
By adopting this Code of Conduct, project maintainers commit themselves to fairly and consistently applying these principles to every aspect of managing this project. Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct may be permanently removed from the project team.
This code of conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community.
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting a project maintainer at firstname.lastname@example.org. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. Maintainers are obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident.
How To Add Tests¶
We use pytest to run tests and to simplify how we write tests. If you’re
fixing a bug in an existing please find tests for that module or feature and
add to them. Most tests live in the
tests directory. If you’re adding a
new feature in a new submodule, please create a new module of test code. For
example, if you’re adding a submodule named
foo then you would create
tests/test_foo.py which will contain the tests for the
How To Run The Tests¶
Run the tests in this project using tox. Before you run the tests, ensure you have installed tox either using your system package manager (e.g., apt, yum, etc.), or your prefered python installer (e.g., pip).
Then run the tests on at least Python 2.7 and Python 3.x, e.g.,
$ tox -e py27,py34
Finally run one, or both, of the flake8 style enforcers, e.g.,
$ tox -e py27-flake8 # or $ tox -e py34-flake8
It is preferable if you run both to catch syntax errors that might occur in Python 2 or Python 3 (based on how familiar you are with the common subset of language from both).
Tox will manage virtual environments and dependencies for you so it will be the only dependency you need to install to contribute to this project.
How To Build The Documentation¶
To build the docs, you need to ensure tox is installed and then you may run
$ tox -e docs
This will build the documentation into
docs/_build/html. If you then run
$ python2.7 -m SimpleHTTPServer # or $ python3.4 -m http.server
from that directory, you can view the docs locally at http://localhost:8000/.
Example Commit Message¶
Allow users to use the frob when uploading data When uploading data with FooBar, users may need to use the frob method to ensure that pieces of data are not munged. Closes #1234567