Pyrocko development environment and contribution guide
Pyrocko is written in the Python programming language (versions ==2.7 and >=3.4).
Pyrocko uses Setuptools for its installation script. See
setup.cfg in the project root directory.
Versioning and releases
Git is used for version control. Use development branches for new features. Master branch should always point to a stable version.
The Pyrocko project adheres to a calendar dating versioning scheme, using the vYYYY.MM.DD format.
Notable changes must be documented in the file
CHANGELOG.md. The format of
the change log is based on Keep a
Commit message conventions
- start with lower case
- colon-prepend affected component
- try to use imperative form
docs: add section about weighting
waveform targets: correct typo in component names
waveform targets: fix issues with misaligned traces
masterbranch should point to a stable, tagged version of Pyrocko.
devbranch is used to aggregate new features before releasing.
- Use topic branches to develop new features.
Rebase small changes before pushing
Try to rebase little changes on top of master (or any other development branch) before pushing, it makes the history much better readable. Here is a safe way to do so.
If we have already commited and merged changes to local master:
git checkout master git fetch origin # important, otherwise we rebase to outdated git rebase origin/master git push origin master
git config --global pull.rebase true this can be shortcutted to
Or after we have commited to a feature branch:
git checkout feature git fetch origin git rebase origin/master git checkout master git merge origin/master git merge feature # should now be fast forward... git push origin master
If during push it refuses to upload ('not fast forward...') then repeat the procedure, because someone else has pushed between your fetch and push.
rebase -i ... to simplify/fixup/beautify your changeset.
Pyrocko source code must follow the PEP8 coding standards. It must pass the
code style check provided by the
- use i/n convention for indices and counts
for istation in range(nstations):
- do not abbreviate words unless this would result in ridiculously long names
- use British english, e.g.
- 'modelling' rather than 'modeling'
- 'analyser' rather than 'analyzer'
- 'optimiser' rather than 'optimizer'
- log and exception messages:
- capital beginning
- final period
- Progress actions should end with
Generating report's archive...
raise ProblemDataNotAvailable('No problem data available (%s).' % dirname)
- in-text names must be quoted; not needed after colons
- docstrings: TODO
Pyrocko's documentation is built using the
Sphinx tool. See the
in the project root directory. Build with
make html in
Text style rules:
- titles: only capitalize first word
- use British english
GNU General Public License, Version 3, 29 June 2007
Copyright © 2018 Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany and University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany.
Pyrocko is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. Pyrocko is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.