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a package manager for git projects with private repositories

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Qaviton Package Manager

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Qaviton Package Manager (qpm)
is a package management tool integrated with git.
to enable management of packages both public & private,
from git repositories, in addition to the standard package manager.

Replace redundant packaging systems using qpm:
Package everything using git tags:

>qpm --build
branch: dev
branch: tests
[tag 2019.9.1] 
[tag 2019.9.2]
branch: release/latest

>qpm --install "git+https://url/owner/project.git@release/latest#egg=package:>=2019.9.2"
  |       |      |   |           |                     |             |              |
qaviton install vcs+protocol://project_url          @branch   #egg=package      (optional) 
package method  type                                              directory   pep-440 pep-508
manager                                                             path     :version_specifier



pip install --upgrade qaviton_package_manager


  • git 2.16+
  • Python 3.6+


  • CI CD workflow ✓
  • managing private+public packages ✓
  • managing nested private packages ✓
  • cli + scripting ✓
  • pip capabilities ✓
  • git capabilities ✓
  • pypi capabilities ✓
  • automatic builds ✓
  • secure credentials ✓
  • cross-platform ✓
  • nested/multiple packages ✗
  • pip -e installs ✗ (coming soon)
  • docker build ✗ (but can be used with the run function)
  • docker push ✗ (but can be used with the run function)


creating a manager:

(venv) windows> qpm ^
--create ^
--url "" ^
--username "user1" ^
--password "pass@#$" ^
--email "" ^
--pypi_user "supasayajin" ^
--pypi_pass "final space" 
(venv) bash$ qpm  \
--create  \
--url ""  \
--username "user1"  \
--password "pass@#$"  \
--email ""  \
--pypi_user "supasayajin"  \
--pypi_pass "final space"  \

this should leave you with the following project structure:

  ├ package/
  │   └  # with __author__, __version__, __author_email__, __description__, __url__, __license__
  ├ tests/
  │   └
  ├ .gitignore
  ├ requirements.txt
  ├ requirements-test.txt
  └  # ignored by .gitignore

now let's build a package:

from qaviton_package_manager import Manager
from qaviton_package_manager import decypt

# if this is not secure enough, you can add cache_timeout=3600 
# and store credentials in memory
# manager = Manager(cache_timeout=3600)  
# and we need to insert the credentials in run time: > python --username "x"  --password "z"
manager = Manager(**decypt(

if __name__ == "__main__":
    # running with lambdas will protect you from processes getting stuck
        lambda: manager.update(), # pip install -r requirements.txt --upgrade
        lambda: manager.update_test(), # pip install -r requirements-test.txt --upgrade
        lambda: manager.test(), # python -m pytest --junitxml=test_report.xml tests
        lambda:, # git commit, tag & push (internal logic is more complicated)
        lambda: manager.upload(), # upload to pypi

make sure you have at list 1 passing test for your package

# tests/
def test_with_100p_coverage():
    print("testing my package!\nPASS")
# we can now create a package


we can call any method and send any parameter to the manager through cli:

# release a version if all tests pass
qpm --username "" --password "" --update --update_test --test --build --upload

# build a stable version if all tests pass
qpm --username "" --password "" --update --update_test --test --build "stable/latest"

# install cachetools using pip and save the requirement in requirements.txt
qpm --install cachetools

# cache credentials in memory
qpm --username "" --password "" --cache_timeout "-1"

# using the system & python to execute tests
qpm --test "system" "echo success" --test "python" "-c" "print(\"py success\");"

CLI shortcuts:

we can call any method and send any parameter to the manager through cli:

# install cachetools using pip and save the requirement in requirements.txt
qpm i cachetools

# uninstall cachetools using pip and remove the requirement in requirements.txt
qpm un cachetools

# build a stable version
qpm b "stable/latest"

# run tests
qpm t

# upload to pypi
qpm up

# install cachetools using pip and save the requirement in requirements.txt
qpm install cachetools

# build package
qpm build "stable/latest"

# upload to pypi
qpm upload



from qaviton_processes import run, escape, python
from package import manager
from datetime import datetime

d = datetime.utcnow()
docker_url = manager.vars['docker_url']
docker_user = manager.vars['docker_user']
docker_pass = manager.vars['docker_pass']
docker_email = manager.vars['docker_email']
docker_tag = manager.kwargs['docker_tag']
branch_build = "ci_cd/latest"
dev_branch = "dev"
    lambda: manager.should_build(from_branch=dev_branch, to_branch=branch_build),
    lambda: manager.install(),
    lambda: manager.install_test(),
    lambda: manager.test.pytest("tests/ci_cd"),
    lambda:, version=f'{d.year}.{d.month}.{}'),
    # docker distribute
    lambda: run(f"docker login --username=\"{escape(docker_user)}\" --password=\"{escape(docker_pass)}\" --email=\"{escape(docker_email)}\" \"{escape(docker_url)}\""),
    lambda: run(f"docker build --force-rm -t test-multi-stage-builds --build-arg SSH_PRIVATE_KEY=\"{escape(SSH_PRIVATE_KEY)}\" ."),
    lambda: run(f"docker tag {docker_tag} yourhubusername/verse_gapminder:firsttry"),
    lambda: run("docker push yourhubusername/verse_gapminder"),
    # deploy script
    lambda: python("")    
from time import time, sleep
from datetime import datetime, timedelta
from qaviton_processes import python_code_async

d = datetime.utcnow()
date = datetime(year=d.year, month=d.month,, hour=22)
delta = timedelta(days=1)

# build a package once a day at 22pm
while True:
    python_code_async('import ci_cd')
    date += delta


  • this manager is meant for automated ci cd purposes
    and should not be used instead of regular git commit/push/merge.
    make sure to avoid using it on unstable branches
    to avoid failed packaging requests or potential data loss.
    we recommend using it from a CI CD dedicated branch.

  • the manager defaults to encrypted credentials,
    if encrypted credentials on the disk are not secure enough,
    please make sure to enable caching, to store credentials in memory

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