ConfigUpdater is an open-source project and needs your help to improve. If you experience bugs or in general issues, please file an issue report on our issue tracker. If you also want to contribute code or improve the documentation it’s best to create a Pull Request (PR) on Github. Here is a short introduction how it works.
Submit an issue¶
Before you work on any non-trivial code contribution it’s best to first create an issue report to start a discussion on the subject. This often provides additional considerations and avoids unnecessary work.
Create an environment¶
Before you start coding we recommend to install Miniconda which allows
to setup a dedicated development environment named
conda create -n configupdater python=3 virtualenv pytest pytest-cov
Then activate the environment
source activate configupdater
Clone the repository¶
Create a Gitub account if you do not already have one.
Fork the project repository: click on the Fork button near the top of the page. This creates a copy of the code under your account on the GitHub server.
Clone this copy to your local disk:
git clone email@example.com:YourLogin/configupdater.git
python setup.py developto install
configupdaterinto your environment.
pip install pre-commit pre-commit install
PyScaffold project comes with a lot of hooks configured to automatically help the developer to check the code being written.
Create a branch to hold your changes:
git checkout -b my-feature
and start making changes. Never work on the main branch!
Start your work on this branch. When you’re done editing, do:
git add modified_files git commit
to record your changes in Git, then push them to GitHub with:
git push -u origin my-feature
Please check that your changes don’t break any unit tests with:
python setup.py test
Don’t forget to also add unit tests in case your contribution adds an additional feature and is not just a bugfix.
Use flake8 to check your code style.
Add yourself to the list of contributors in
Go to the web page of your ConfigUpdater fork, and click “Create pull request” to send your changes to the maintainers for review. Find more detailed information creating a PR.