The following details the tools needed to contribute to the development of Pyrseas. If you have any doubts or questions, please subscribe to the Pyrseas-general mailing list and post a message to the list. In addition, see Version Control below on how to set up a GitHub account to participate in development.
To install Git, either download and install the latest stable release for your
platform or follow the Pro Git installation instructions. For
most Linux users,
yum (depending on Linux flavor)
will be the simplest means to install the
git-core package. For
Windows, downloading the installer and selecting
Git Bash gives
you not only Git but a Bash shell, which is handy if you’re coming
from a Linux/Unix background.
Once Git is installed, change to a suitable directory and clone the master repository:
git clone git://github.com/perseas/Pyrseas.git
git clone https://github.com/perseas/Pyrseas.git
To be able to create a fork on GitHub, open an issue or participate in Pyrseas development, you’ll first have to create a GitHub account.
To contribute to Pyrseas, you need at least one version of Python. You can develop using Python 3, but since we want to continue supporting Python 2, you’ll want to install Python 2.7 or 2.6 in addition to Python 3.3 or 3.2.
If Python is not already available on your machine, either download and install one or both of the production releases for your platform, follow the applicable installation instructions given in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python! or install it from your platform’s package management system.
To participate in Pyrseas development, you’ll also need one or more installations of PostgreSQL, versions 9.2, 9.1, 9.0 or 8.4. If you only have limited space, it is preferable to install one of the latest two versions.
The versions can be obtained as binary packages or installers from the PostgreSQL.org website. The site also includes instructions for installing from package management systems or building it from source.
To access PostgreSQL from Python, you’ll have to install the Psycopg adapter. You can either follow the
instructions in Psycopg’s site,
or install it from your package management system. Note that if you
install both Python 2 and 3, you will have to install two packages,
Other Libraries and Tools¶
yamltodb utilities use the PyYAML library. You can install it from
the PyYAML site, or possibly from your package management system. For
Windows 64-bit, please read the note under Python Installers.
If using the Pyrseas utilities with Python 2.6, you will need to
argparse module from the Python Package Index. For later Python versions,
this is already included in the Python standard library.