This section is intended for those who wish to contribute to this project. You can contribute in many ways:
- Reporting problems of any kind: things not working correctly, wrong/missing docs, etc.
- Solving existing issues.
- Creating PRs with code/docs/etc.
- Forking this project to create your own.
- Becoming a project maintainer.
You have to agree with the following Code of Conduct.
Code of conduct¶
We as members, contributors, and leaders pledge to make participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy community.
Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment for our community include:
- Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other people
- Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences
- Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback
- Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience
- Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community
Examples of unacceptable behavior include:
- The use of sexualized language or imagery, and sexual attention or advances of any kind
- Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
- Public or private harassment
- Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit permission
- Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
Start your local dev environment by activating the virtualenv. I recommend using pyenv, but whatever suits your needs is fine.
Don't worry about Python versions, use any of the supported ones. The pipeline will test the rest of them.
After that, install dependencies with
poetry install --remove-untracked.
When working with BLAKE3, please import the
blake3 function from the
from blake2signer.hashers import blake3 instead of importing it directly from its package. This is due to the fact that the package is optional, and it may not be installed.
That module handles it properly and will raise an exception when the function is called without the package installed.
Write your code. Then create a changelog fragment using
scriv create with a short description of your changes in the corresponding category (added, changed, fixed, etc.).
You must include the necessary docstrings and unit tests so that coverage remains 100%.
It is preferred to contribute with short, reviewable commits rather than huge changes.
Finally, the following commands must succeed locally:
inv reformat: format code using YAPF.
inv lint: static analysis for compliance of PEP8, PEP257, PEP287 and many more.
inv tests: run the tests' battery.
inv safety: run a security analysis over dependencies using
You can alternatively run
inv commit to run all the above and commit afterwards.
If the linter complains about code too complex, run
inv cc -c (or the long expression
inv cyclomatic-complexity --complex) for more information.
Working under PyPy¶
You can install and run this package in PyPy without issues but if you are using PyPy to contribute to this project, you probably noticed that running
poetry install fails: that's due to a
typed_ast, which will probably never work under PyPy. What you can do is
poetry remove --dev mypy and let the pipeline run
mypy for you.
Other than that I once tried to run the performance tests, and my machine froze during the serializer tests because it exhausted the memory. I tried again using fewer iterations, and it worked.
Working under Stackless¶
You can install and run this package in Stackless without issues but if you are using Stackless to contribute to this project, you probably noticed that running
inv tests fails with a segmentation fault: I have no idea what causes it, but it is related to
pytest. The solution is to run
pytest --no-cov directly, and letting the pipeline show the coverage for you.
Releasing new versions¶
Once everything is ready for release, follow these steps:
- Create a new release branch from
git flow release start <M.m.p>
version(you can use
poetry version major|minor|patchaccordingly to one-up said version part).
__version__ = '<M.m.p>'.
- Collect changelog fragments:
- Edit the changelog to properly indicate the version.
- Copy the edition to the changelog in the docs.
- If necessary, write the upgrade guide in the docs.
- Commit, push branch and create MR to
main. A CI job will publish the package to Test PyPy as a prerelease. If something went wrong, fix, commit and push again; the CI job will change the release number and publish it again.
- Merge into
mainand create MR to
- Merge into
develop, create and push signed tag:
git tag -s <M.m.p>. A CI job will publish the package to PyPi.
- Create release in Gitlab and properly sign packages.