Contributing to LXDock¶
Here are some simple rules & tips to help you contribute to LXDock. You can contribute in many ways!
The preferred way to contribute to LXDock is to submit pull requests to the project’s Github repository. Here are some general tips regarding pull requests.
Keep in mind that you should propose new features on the project’s issue tracker before starting working on your ideas!
You should first fork the LXDock’s repository and make sure that LXD is properly installed on your system. Then you can get a working copy of the project using the following commands (eg. using Python 3.6):
$ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:<username>/lxdock.git $ cd lxdock $ python3.6 -m venv ./env && . ./env/bin/activate $ make install
Please make sure that your code is compliant with the PEP8 style guide. You can ignore the “Maximum Line Length” requirement but the length of your lines should not exceed 100 characters. Remember that your code will be checked using flake8 and isort. You can use the following commands to perform these validations:
$ make lint $ make isort
$ tox -e lint $ tox -e isort
You should not submit pull requests without providing tests. LXDock relies on
pytest: py.test is used instead of unittest for its test runner but
also for its syntax. So you should write your tests using pytest
instead of unittest and you should not use the built-in
You can run the whole test suite using the following command:
Code coverage should not decrease with pull requests! You can easily get the code coverage of the project using the following command:
$ make coverage