Contributing Guide


Set up your development environment with:

git clone
cd pytest-pgsql
make setup

make setup will setup a virtual environment managed by pyenv and install dependencies.

Note that if you’d like to use something else to manage dependencies other than pyenv, call make dependencies instead of make setup.

Testing and Validation

Run the tests with:

make test

Validate the code with:

make validate


Sphinx documentation can be built with:

make docs

The static HTML files are stored in the docs/_build/html directory. A shortcut for opening them on OSX is:

make open_docs

Releases and Versioning

Anything that is merged into the master branch will be automatically deployed to PyPI. Documentation will be published to ReadTheDocs soon.

The following files will be generated and should not be edited by a user:

  • ChangeLog - Contains the commit messages of the releases. Please have readable commit messages in the master branch and squash and merge commits when necessary.
  • AUTHORS - Contains the contributing authors.
  • - Automatically updated to include the version string.

This project uses Semantic Versioning through PBR. This means when you make a commit, you can add a message like:

sem-ver: feature, Added this functionality that does blah.

Depending on the sem-ver tag, the version will be bumped in the right way when releasing the package. For more information, about PBR, go the the PBR docs.