Contributions are welcome, and they are greatly appreciated! Every little bit helps, and credit will always be given.

You can contribute in many ways:

Types of Contributions

Report Bugs

Report bugs at

If you are reporting a bug, please include:

Fix Bugs

Look through the GitHub issues for bugs. Anything tagged with "bug" and "help wanted" is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Implement Features

Look through the GitHub issues for features. Anything tagged with "enhancement" and "help wanted" is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Write Documentation

Pynocchio could always use more documentation, whether as part of the official Pynocchio docs, in docstrings, or even on the web in blog posts, articles, and such.

Submit Feedback

The best way to send feedback is to file an issue at

If you are proposing a feature:

Get Started!

Ready to contribute? Here's how to set up pynocchio for local development.

  1. Fork the pynocchio repo on GitHub.
  2. Clone your fork locally::

$ git clone --recursive

  1. Install your local copy into a virtualenv. Assuming you have virtualenvwrapper installed, this is how you set up your fork for local development::

$ mkvirtualenv pynocchio $ cd pynocchio/ $ python develop

3.5. Install Qt5 Tools QtLinguist (to made translatios) and QtDesigner (to edit pynocchio ui)::

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential git python3-dev python3-pip qt5-qmake libqt5sql5-sqlite unrar-free

Now, use linguist -qt5 to start QtLinguist5 and desginer -qt5 to start QtDesginer5.

  1. Create a branch for local development::

$ git checkout -b name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature

Now you can make your changes locally.

  1. When you're done making changes, check that your changes pass flake8 and the tests, including testing other Python versions with tox::

$ flake8 pynocchio tests $ python test $ tox

To get flake8 and tox, just pip install them into your virtualenv.

  1. Commit your changes and push your branch to GitHub::

$ git add . $ git commit -m "Your detailed description of your changes." $ git push origin name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature

  1. Submit a pull request through the GitHub website.

Pull Request Guidelines

Before you submit a pull request, check that it meets these guidelines:

  1. The pull request should include tests.
  2. If the pull request adds functionality, the docs should be updated. Put your new functionality into a function with a docstring, and add the feature to the list in README.rst.
  3. The pull request should work for Python 3.5 and later. Check and make sure that the tests pass for all supported Python versions.


To run a subset of tests::

$ python -m unittest tests.test_pynocchio