General Notes

Getting Started

  • Make sure you have a GitHub account.

  • Submit a ticket for your issue, assuming one does not already exist.

    • Clearly describe the issue including steps to reproduce when it is a bug.

    • Make sure you fill in the earliest version that you know has the issue.

  • Fork the repository on GitHub

Making Changes

  • Create a topic branch from where you want to base your work.

    • This is usually the master branch.

    • Only target release branches if you are certain your fix must be on that branch.

    • To quickly create a topic branch based on master; git checkout -b my_branch_name master. Please avoid working directly on the master branch.

  • Make commits of logical units.

  • Check for unnecessary whitespace with git diff --check before committing.

  • Make sure your commit messages are in the proper format (see below)

  • Make sure you have added the necessary tests for your changes.

  • Run all the tests to assure nothing else was accidentally broken.

Writing the commit message

Commit messages should be clear and follow a few basic rules. Example:

ENH: add functionality X to bluesky.<submodule>.

The first line of the commit message starts with a capitalized acronym
(options listed below) indicating what type of commit this is.  Then a blank
line, then more text if needed.  Lines shouldn't be longer than 72
characters.  If the commit is related to a ticket, indicate that with
"See #3456", "See ticket 3456", "Closes #3456" or similar.

Describing the motivation for a change, the nature of a bug for bug fixes or some details on what an enhancement does are also good to include in a commit message. Messages should be understandable without looking at the code changes.

Standard acronyms to start the commit message with are:

API: an (incompatible) API change
BLD: change related to building numpy
BUG: bug fix
CI : continuous integration
DEP: deprecate something, or remove a deprecated object
DEV: development tool or utility
DOC: documentation
ENH: enhancement
MNT: maintenance commit (refactoring, typos, etc.)
REV: revert an earlier commit
STY: style fix (whitespace, PEP8)
TST: addition or modification of tests
REL: related to releases

The Pull Request

  • Now push to your fork

  • Submit a pull request to this branch. This is a start to the conversation.

At this point you’re waiting on us. We like to at least comment on pull requests within three business days (and, typically, one business day). We may suggest some changes or improvements or alternatives.

Hints to make the integration of your changes easy (and happen faster):

  • Keep your pull requests small

  • Don’t forget your unit tests

  • All algorithms need documentation, don’t forget the .rst file

  • Don’t take changes requests to change your code personally

Installation of the Queue Server for Development

Install Redis and create Conda environment as described here.

Install the HTTP Server in editable mode:

$ pip install -e .

Install development dependencies:

$ pip install -r requirements-dev.txt

Setting up pre-commit

pre-commit` package is installed as part of the development requirements. Install pre-commit script by running

$ pre-commit install

Once installed, pre-commit will perform all the checks before each commit. As the new versions of validation packages are released, the pre-commit script can be updated by running

$ pre-commit autoupdate

Running Unit Tests Locally

The Queue Server API is tested using the pytest. Use the following command in the root of the repository to run the test locally:

$ pytest -vvv

Some tests require LDAP server to be running. It is acceptable to let those tests fail locally, especially if the respective server code was not changed. The tests will still run on GitHub CI in properly configured environment and indicate if there is an issue. To run these tests locally, start OpenLDAP server in Docker container:

$ source