This document briefly describes how to contribute to pyrawr.

Before you begin

If you have an idea for a feature, use case to add or an approach for a bugfix, you are welcome to communicate it with the community by creating an issue in GitHub issues.

How to contribute

  • Fork pyrawr on GitHub to make your changes.

  • Commit and push your changes to your fork.

  • Open a pull request with these changes. You pull request message ideally should include:

    • A description of why the changes should be made.

    • A description of the implementation of the changes.

    • A description of how to test the changes.

  • The pull request should pass all the continuous integration tests which are automatically run by GitHub Actions.

Development setup

  1. Setup Python 3 and Poetry

  2. Clone the pyrawr repository and run poetry install to setup the development environment.

Development workflow

  • When a new version is ready to be published:

    1. Change the __version__ in pyproject.toml following semantic versioning.

    2. Update the documentation (, if required.

    3. Update the changelog (if not already done) in according to Keep a Changelog.

    4. Commit all final changes to the master branch.

    5. On master, set a new tag with the version number, e.g. git tag v0.1.5.

    6. Push to GitHub, with the tag: git push; git push --tags.

  • When a new tag is pushed to (or made on) GitHub that matches v*, the following GitHub Actions are triggered:

    1. The Python package is build and published to PyPI.

    2. Using the Git Release action, a new GitHub release is made with the changes that are listed in