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Contributing

All projects under the Pylons Projects, including this one, follow the guidelines established at How to Contribute and Coding Style and Standards.

You can contribute to this project in several ways.

  • File an Issue on GitHub
  • Fork this project and create a branch with your suggested change. When ready, submit a pull request for consideration. GitHub Flow describes the workflow process and why it's a good practice.
  • Join the IRC channel #pyramid on irc.freenode.net.

Git Branches

Git branches and their purpose and status at the time of this writing are listed below.

  • master - The branch on which further development takes place. The default branch on GitHub.
  • 1.6-branch - The branch classified as "stable" or "latest". Actively maintained.
  • 1.5-branch - The oldest actively maintained and stable branch.

Older branches are not actively maintained. In general, two stable branches and one or two development branches are actively maintained.

Running Tests

Note: This section needs better instructions.

Run tox from within your checkout. This will run the tests across all supported systems and attempt to build the docs.

To run the tests for Python 2.x only:

$ tox py2-cover

To build the docs for Python 3.x only:

$ tox py3-docs

See the tox.ini file for details.

Building documentation for a Pylons Project project

Note: These instructions might not work for Windows users. Suggestions to improve the process for Windows users are welcome by submitting an issue or a pull request.

  1. Fork the repo on GitHub by clicking the [Fork] button.
  2. Clone your fork into a workspace on your local machine.

     git clone git@github.com:<username>/webob.git
    
  3. Add a git remote "upstream" for the cloned fork.

     git remote add upstream git@github.com:Pylons/webob.git
    
  4. Set an environment variable to your virtual environment.

     # Mac and Linux
     $ export VENV=~/hack-on-webob/env
    
     # Windows
     set VENV=c:\hack-on-webob\env
    
  5. Try to build the docs in your workspace.

     # Mac and Linux
     $ make clean html SPHINXBUILD=$VENV/bin/sphinx-build
    
     # Windows
     c:\> make clean html SPHINXBUILD=%VENV%\bin\sphinx-build
    

    If successful, then you can make changes to the documentation. You can load the built documentation in the /_build/html/ directory in a web browser.

  6. From this point forward, follow the typical git workflow. Start by pulling from the upstream to get the most current changes.

     git pull upstream master
    
  7. Make a branch, make changes to the docs, and rebuild them as indicated in step 5. To speed up the build process, you can omit clean from the above command to rebuild only those pages that depend on the files you have changed.

  8. Once you are satisfied with your changes and the documentation builds successfully without errors or warnings, then git commit and push them to your "origin" repository on GitHub.

     git commit -m "commit message"
     git push -u origin --all # first time only, subsequent can be just 'git push'.
    
  9. Create a pull request.

  10. Repeat the process starting from Step 6.