Contributing to hospital
This document provides guidelines for people who want to contribute to the
Please use hospital bugtracker before starting some work:
- check if the bug or feature request has already been filed. It may have been
- else create a new ticket.
- if you plan to contribute, tell us, so that we are given an opportunity to
give feedback as soon as possible.
- Then, in your commit messages, reference the ticket with some
refs #TICKET-ID syntax.
Use topic branches
- Work in branches.
- Prefix your branch with the ticket ID corresponding to the issue. As an
example, if you are working on ticket #23 which is about contribute
documentation, name your branch like 23-contribute-doc.
- If you work in a development branch and want to refresh it with changes from
master, please rebase or merge-based rebase , i.e. do not merge master.
Clone hospital repository (adapt to use your own fork):
git clone email@example.com:python-hospital/hospital.git
The Makefile is the reference card for usual actions in development
- Install development toolkit with pip : make develop.
- Run tests with tox : make test.
- Build documentation: make documentation. It builds Sphinx
documentation in var/docs/html/index.html.
- Run hospital‘s own healthchecks: make healthcheck.
- Release hospital project with zest.releaser : make release.
- Cleanup local repository: make clean, make distclean and
See also make help.
Notes & references