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The main ocf website.

Working on ocfweb

We recommend following all of these steps on supernova, the staff login server, because it is already configured to run ocfweb in development mode with minimal extra setup.

Clone the repo, and be sure to check out submodules:

$ git submodule update --init
$ make install-hooks

If you get an error about not being able to import bootstrap, it's because you forgot to run the second command.

Running in development mode

On supernova[0]run make dev. The first time will take a while, but future runs will be almost instant thanks to pip-faster.

It will start listening on a deterministically random port (really, 8000 plus the last 3 digits of your user id) which is printed to you. You can then view the site in development.

Building SCSS

Run make scss to build SCSS. You can also use make watch-scss to rebuild it automatically when SCSS files change.

Running tests

To run tests locally, run make test. Please don't push to master with failing tests—Jenkins will refuse to deploy your code, and nobody will be able to deploy until it's fixed.

If you make a pull request to the OCF GitHub organization from your fork of ocfweb, Jenkins will attempt to build and test your branch automatically. If your build fails, you can log into Jenkins to see which tests you've failed and fix them, if running make test locally didn't already tell you.

You can run individual tests with venv/bin/pytest -k <test_name> or venv/bin/pytest <test_file>::<test_name> if running all tests is too slow.

Running pre-commit

We use pre-commit to lint our code before commiting. While some of the rules might seem a little arbitrary, it helps keep the style consistent, and ensure annoying things like trailing whitespace don't creep in.

You can simply run make install-hooks to install the necessary git hooks; once installed, pre-commit will run every time you commit.

Alternatively, if you'd rather not install any hooks, you can simply use make test as usual, which will also run the hooks.

Almost all build failures of ocfweb can be tied to something pre-commit probably would have caught.

Installing packages

To install a package to the production environment, add it to requirements-minimal.txt, then run make update-requirements. Similarly, to install to the development environment, add to requirements-dev-minimal.txt and run make update-requirements. Use as loose a version requirement as possible, e.g. try django or django>=1.10,<1.10.999 before django==1.10.0.

[0]: If you have a staff VM, you can also use that to run ocfweb. You will have to add the ocf_ocfweb::dev_config class to your Hiera node config. Specifically, add:

    - ocf_ocfweb::dev_config

It's probably easier to just run everything on supernova.