How to Contribute

Setting up your development environment

First, make sure you have the necessary Requirements.

You should also install the virtualenv tool for python. (I use a wrapper for it called virtualenvwrapper which is awesome but not required.) Virtualenv will help isolate your dependencies from the rest of your system.

$ sudo yum install python-virtualenv git
$ mkdir -p ~/virtualenvs/
$ virtualenv ~/virtualenvs/bugwarrior

You should now have a virtualenv in a ~/virtualenvs/ directory. To use it, you need to “activate” it like this:

$ source ~/virtualenv/bugwarrior/bin/activate
(bugwarrior)$ which python

At any time, you can deactivate it by typing deactivate at the command prompt.

Next step – get the code!

(bugwarrior)$ git clone
(bugwarrior)$ cd bugwarrior
(bugwarrior)$ python develop
(bugwarrior)$ which bugwarrior-pull

This will actually run it.. be careful and back up your task directory!

(bugwarrior)$ bugwarrior-pull

Making a pull request

Create a new branch for each pull request based off the develop branch:

(bugwarrior)$ git checkout -b my-shiny-new-feature develop

Please add tests when appropriate and run the test suite before opening a PR:

(bugwarrior)$ python nosetests

We look forward to your contribution!

Works in progress

The best way to get help and feedback before you pour too much time and effort into your branch is to open a “work in progress” pull request. We will not leave it open indefinitely if it doesn’t seem to be progressing, but there’s nothing to lose in soliciting some pointers and concerns.

Please begin the title of your work in progress pr with “[WIP]” and explain what remains to be done or what you’re having trouble with.