This is a guide for developers who would like to contribute to this project.
First of all I'm flattered that you're interested in contributing. Second, my heart felt thanks for contributing.
The source code is hosted by Github: https://github.com/dbcli/mycli
If you already know how to fork a project and send pull requests to it using github, you can safely skip this section.
Github help has a pretty detailed documentation on how to use Github to fork and send pull requests to a repository. https://help.github.com/articles/fork-a-repo/
The basic steps are:
Fork the mycli project via the github UI.
Clone your fork to your local machine.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:<your-username>/mycli.git
- Setup a remote called upstream that points to the original mycli repo. This is to keep your fork in sync with the mainline.
git remote add upstream email@example.com:dbcli/mycli.git
- Make the necessary changes in your local machine. Commit and push to your fork.
$ git commit $ git push origin
Create a pull request from your fork to the mainline repo using Github UI.
Sync with the main mycli repo.
$ git pull upstream master # Pull from the main repo to local copy. $ git push origin master # Pushes from local copy to your fork.
Local Development Setup
It is highly recommended to use virtualenv for development. If you don't know what a virtualenv is, this guide will help you get started.
Create a virtualenv (let's call it mycli-dev). Once the virtualenv is activated
cd into the local clone of mycli folder and install mycli using pip as
$ pip install --editable .
This will install the necessary dependencies as well as install mycli from the
working folder into the virtualenv. By installing it using
pip install -e
we've linked the mycli installation with the working copy. So any changes made
to the code is immediately available in the installed version of mycli. This
makes it easy to change something in the code, launch mycli and check the
effects of your change.
The tests are located in the
tests directory in the mycli project root.
Tests are written using
py.test testing framework. Install
pip install pytest in the virtualenv. Then execute the tests by
py.test from the root of the project folder.
A test runner called
tox is used to run the tests in Python 2.7 and 3.3+.
You can do
pip install tox and call
tox from the
project root to run the tests in all supported python versions.
If you'd like to run just one of the test files (say test_sqlcompletion.py)
cd into the tests folder and execute
to run just the tests from that file or
tox test_sqlcompletion.py to run
the tests in that file in all three Python versions.
The tests are also run via Travis CI when a new Pull Request is opened. If you have a change and it happens to be failing on one of the Python versions, don't worry about it. Just open a pull request and I can help you get it fixed before merging.