If you wish to contribute to this project, then you should fork the repository found here:

Once that has been done and you have a checkout, you can follow these instructions to perform various development tasks:

Setting up a virtualenv#

The recommended way to set up a development environment is to create a virtualenv and then install the package in editable form as follows:

$ python3 -m venv ~/virtualenvs/testfixtures
$ source ~/virtualenvs/testfixtures/bin/activate
$ pip install -U pip setuptools
$ pip install -U -e .[test,build]

Running the tests#

Once you’ve set up a virtualenv, the tests can be run in the activated virtualenv and from the root of a source checkout as follows:

$ pytest

Building the documentation#

The Sphinx documentation is built by doing the following from the directory containing

$ cd docs
$ make html

To check that the description that will be used on PyPI renders properly, do the following:

$ python --long-description | > desc.html

The resulting desc.html should be checked by opening in a browser.

Making a release#

To make a release, just update version.txt, update the change log and push to Carthorse should take care of the rest.