Contributing

Contributions are welcome, and they are greatly appreciated! Every little bit helps, and credit will always be given.

Types of Contributions

You can contribute in many ways:

Report Bugs

Report bugs at https://github.com/scikit-build/scikit-build/issues.

If you are reporting a bug, please include:

  • Your operating system name and version.
  • Any details about your local setup that might be helpful in troubleshooting.
  • Detailed steps to reproduce the bug.

Fix Bugs

Look through the GitHub issues for bugs. Anything tagged with “bug” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Implement Features

Look through the GitHub issues for features. Anything tagged with “feature” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Write Documentation

The scikit-build project could always use more documentation. We welcome help with the official scikit-build docs, in docstrings, or even on blog posts and articles for the web.

Submit Feedback

The best way to send feedback is to file an issue at https://github.com/scikit-build/scikit-build/issues.

If you are proposing a new feature:

  • Explain in detail how it would work.
  • Keep the scope as narrow as possible, to make it easier to implement.
  • Remember that this is a volunteer-driven project, and that contributions are welcome :)

Get Started

Ready to contribute? Here’s how to set up scikit-build for local development.

  1. Fork the scikit-build repo on GitHub.

  2. Clone your fork locally:

    $ git clone git@github.com:your_name_here/scikit-build.git
    
  3. Install your local copy into a virtualenv. Assuming you have virtualenvwrapper installed (pip install virtualenvwrapper), this is how you set up your cloned fork for local development:

    $ mkvirtualenv scikit-build
    $ cd scikit-build/
    $ python setup.py develop
    
  4. Create a branch for local development:

    $ git checkout -b name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
    

    Now you can make your changes locally.

  5. When you’re done making changes, check that your changes pass flake8 and the tests, including testing other Python versions with tox:

    $ flake8
    $ python setup.py test
    $ tox
    

    If needed, you can get flake8 and tox by using pip install to install them into your virtualenv.

  6. Commit your changes and push your branch to GitHub:

    $ git add .
    $ git commit -m "Your detailed description of your changes."
    $ git push origin name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
    
  7. Submit a pull request through the GitHub website.

Pull Request Guidelines

Before you submit a pull request, check that it meets these guidelines:

  1. The pull request should include tests.
  2. If the pull request adds functionality, the docs should be updated. Put your new functionality into a function with a docstring, and add the feature to the list in README.rst.
  3. The pull request should work for Python 2.7, and 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 and PyPy. Check https://travis-ci.org/scikit-build/scikit-build/pull_requests and make sure that the tests pass for all supported Python versions.

Tips

To run a subset of tests:

$ pytest tests/test_skbuild.py