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Python bindings for deltachat-core using CFFI

Project description

This package provides bindings to the delta-core C-library which provides imap/smtp/crypto handling as well as chat/group/messages handling to Android, Desktop and IO user interfaces.



Currently the install instructions exist only for Debian based systems (Ubuntu etc.).

First you need to execute all the build steps to install the delta-core C-library, see

Next, you need to perform:

pip install -e .

Afterwards you should be able to successfully import the bindings:

python -c "import deltachat"

Running tests

Install the delta-core C-library and the deltachat bindings (see _Install) and then type the following to execute tests:

pip install tox

If you want to run functional tests that run against real e-mail accounts, generate a “liveconfig” file where each lines contains account settings, for example:

# 'liveconfig' file specifying imap/smtp accounts mail_pw=password mail_pw=otherpassword

And then run the tests with this live-accounts config file:

tox -- --liveconfig liveconfig

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