Development

This package is developed using continuous integration which can be found here:

https://travis-ci.org/python-excel/xlrd

If you wish to contribute to this project, then you should fork the repository found here:

https://github.com/python-excel/xlrd

Once that has been done and you have a checkout, you can follow these instructions to perform various development tasks:

Setting up a virtualenv

The recommended way to set up a development environment is to turn your checkout into a virtualenv and then install the package in editable form as follows:

$ virtualenv .
$ bin/pip install -Ur requirements.txt
$ bin/pip install -e .

Running the tests

Once you’ve set up a virtualenv, the tests can be run as follows:

$ bin/nosetests

To run tests on all the versions of Python that are supported, you can do:

$ bin/tox

If you change the supported python versions in .travis.yml, please remember to do the following to update tox.ini:

$ bin/panci --to=tox .travis.yml > tox.ini

Building the documentation

The Sphinx documentation is built by doing the following, having activated the virtualenv above, from the directory containing setup.py:

$ cd docs
$ make html

Making a release

To make a release, just update the version in xlrd.info.__VERSION__, update the change log, tag it, push to https://github.com/python-excel/xlrd and Travis CI should take care of the rest.

Once the above is done, make sure to go to https://readthedocs.org/projects/xlrd/versions/ and make sure the new release is marked as an Active Version.