urllib3 is a community-maintained project and we happily accept contributions.
If you wish to add a new feature or fix a bug:
- Check for open issues or open a fresh issue to start a discussion around a feature idea or a bug. There is a Contributor Friendly tag for issues that should be ideal for people who are not very familiar with the codebase yet.
- Fork the urllib3 repository on Github to start making your changes.
- Write a test which shows that the bug was fixed or that the feature works as expected.
- Send a pull request and bug the maintainer until it gets merged and published.
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Running the tests¶
We use some external dependencies, multiple interpreters and code coverage
analysis while running test suite. Our
Makefile handles much of this for
you as long as you’re running it inside of a virtualenv:
$ make test [... magically installs dependencies and runs tests on your virtualenv] Ran 182 tests in 1.633s OK (SKIP=6)
Note that code coverage less than 100% is regarded as a failing run. Some
platform-specific tests are skipped unless run in that platform. To make sure
the code works in all of urllib3’s supported platforms, you can run our
$ make test-all [... tox creates a virtualenv for every platform and runs tests inside of each] py26: commands succeeded py27: commands succeeded py32: commands succeeded py33: commands succeeded py34: commands succeeded
Our test suite runs continuously on Travis CI with every pull request.
Please consider sponsoring urllib3 development, especially if your company benefits from this library.
We welcome your patronage on Bountysource:
Your contribution will go towards adding new features to urllib3 and making sure all functionality continues to meet our high quality standards.
A grant for contiguous full-time development has the biggest impact for progress. Periods of 3 to 10 days allow a contributor to tackle substantial complex issues which are otherwise left to linger until somebody can’t afford to not fix them.
Contact @shazow to arrange a grant for a core contributor.
Huge thanks to all the companies and individuals who financially contributed to the development of urllib3. Please send a PR if you’ve donated and would like to be listed.
- Stripe (June 23, 2014)