If you would like to contribute to virtualenvwrapper directly, these instructions should help you get started. Patches, bug reports, and feature requests are all welcome through the BitBucket site. Contributions in the form of patches or pull requests are easier to integrate and will receive priority attention.
Before contributing new features to virtualenvwrapper core, please consider whether they should be implemented as an extension instead.
The documentation for virtualenvwrapper is written in reStructuredText and converted to HTML using Sphinx. The build itself is driven by make. You will need the following packages in order to build the docs:
Once all of the tools are installed into a virtualenv using pip, run make html to generate the HTML version of the documentation:
$ make html rm -rf virtualenvwrapper/docs (cd docs && make html SPHINXOPTS="-c sphinx/pkg") sphinx-build -b html -d build/doctrees -c sphinx/pkg source build/html Running Sphinx v0.6.4 loading pickled environment... done building [html]: targets for 2 source files that are out of date updating environment: 0 added, 2 changed, 0 removed reading sources... [ 50%] command_ref reading sources... [100%] developers looking for now-outdated files... none found pickling environment... done checking consistency... done preparing documents... done writing output... [ 33%] command_ref writing output... [ 66%] developers writing output... [100%] index writing additional files... search copying static files... WARNING: static directory '/Users/dhellmann/Devel/virtualenvwrapper/plugins/docs/sphinx/pkg/static' does not exist done dumping search index... done dumping object inventory... done build succeeded, 1 warning. Build finished. The HTML pages are in build/html. cp -r docs/build/html virtualenvwrapper/docs
The output version of the documentation ends up in ./virtualenvwrapper/docs inside your sandbox.
To run the tests under bash, zsh, and ksh for Python 2.4 through 2.7, run tox from the top level directory of the hg repository.
To run individual test scripts, use a command like:
$ tox tests/test_cd.sh
To run tests under a single version of Python, specify the appropriate environment when running tox:
$ tox -e py27
Combine the two modes to run specific tests with a single version of Python:
$ tox -e py27 tests/test_cd.sh
Add new tests by modifying an existing file or creating new script in the tests directory.
Creating a New Template¶
virtualenvwrapper.project templates work like virtualenvwrapper plugins. The entry point group name is virtualenvwrapper.project.template. Configure your entry point to refer to a function that will run (source hooks are not supported for templates).
The argument to the template function is the name of the project being created. The current working directory is the directory created to hold the project files ($PROJECT_HOME/$envname).
One difference between project templates and other virtualenvwrapper extensions is that only the templates specified by the user are run. The mkproject command has a help option to give the user a list of the available templates. The names are taken from the registered entry point names, and the descriptions are taken from the docstrings for the template functions.