The following document covers how to develop the InfluxDB client library locally. Including how to run tests and build the docs.
# from your forked repo, create and activate a virtualenv python -m virtualenv venv . venv/bin/activate # install the library as editable with all dependencies make install # make edits # run lint and tests make lint test
Most distributions include Python by default, so before going too far, try running
python --versionto see if it already exists. You may also have to specify
python3 --version, for example, on Ubuntu.
Fork and clone the repo
The rest of this assumes you have cloned your fork of the upstream client library and are in the same directory of the forked repo.
Set up a virtual environment.
Python virtual environments let you install specific versioned dependencies in a contained manner. This way, you do not pollute or have conflicts on your system with different versions.
python -m virtualenv venv . venv/bin/activate
Having a shell prompt change via starship or something similar is nice as it will let you know when and which virtual environment in you are in.
To exit the virtual environment, run
Install the client library
To install the local version of the client library run:
This will install the library as editable with all dependencies. This includes all dependencies that are used for all possible features as well as testing requirements.
Make changes and test
At this point, a user can make the required changes necessary and run any tests or scripts they have.
Before putting up a PR, the user should attempt to run the lint and tests locally. Lint will ensure the formatting of the code, while tests will run integration tests against an InfluxDB instance. For details on that set up see the next section.
make lint test
The built-in tests assume that there is a running instance of InfluxDB 2.x up
and running. This can be accomplished by running the
scripts/influxdb-restart.sh script. It will launch an InfluxDB 2.x instance
with Docker and make it available locally on port 8086.
Once InfluxDB is available, run all the tests with:
After running the tests, an HTML report of the tests is available in the
htmlcov directory. Users can open
html/index.html file in a browser
and see a full report for code coverage across the whole project. Clicking
on a specific file will show a line-by-line report of what lines were or
were not covered.
The docs are built using Sphinx. To build all the docs run:
This will build and produce a sample version of the web docs at
docs/_build/html/index.html. From there the user can view the entire site
and ensure changes are rendered correctly.