Welcome to nose2
Note: As of 0.7.0 we no longer support 2.6, 3.2, or 3.3. We also removed
nose2 aims to improve on nose by:
- providing a better plugin api
- being easier for users to configure
- simplifying internal interfaces and processes
- supporting Python 2 and 3 from the same codebase, without translation
- encouraging greater community involvement in its development
In service of some of those goals, some features of
nose are not
nose2. See differences for a thorough rundown.
If you want to make contributions, you can use the
Makefile to get started
quickly and easily:
# All you need is a supported version of python and virtualenv installed make test
tox will run our full test suite against all supported version of python that you have installed locally. Don't worry if you don't have all supported versions installed. Your changes will get tested automatically when you make a PR.
make help to see other options.
Original Mission & Present Goals
nose2 was first written, the plan for its future was to wait for
unittest2 plugins to be released (
nose2 is actually based on the
plugins branch of
Once that was done,
nose2 was to become a set of plugins and default
However, based on the current status of
unittest2, it is doubtful that this
plan will ever be carried out.
unittest2 plugins never arrived,
nose2 is still being
We have a small community interested in continuing to work on and use
However, given the current climate, with much more interest accruing around
nose2 is prioritizing bugfixes and maintenance ahead of new