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The GMU PyPi Template


Authors:Mybrid Wonderful, Gregg Yearwood


The GMU PyPi template is for developers to install a set of files for starting a Python project at The Gregg & Mybrid Upgrade, Inc. This README.rst is displayed as help for the Makefile in this directory. The utility of this template is to standardize on various Python project tools and configuration files for new Python projects.

If you are not a developer for The GMU then feel free to clone the git repo and salt-and-pepper to your taste.

git clone

‘fun_stuff’ Sample Instructions

# Create /tmp/fun_stuff sample project
# 1. Create a Python3 virtualenv.
mkdir -p /tmp/venv
python3 -m venv /tmp/venv/py3_fun_stuff

# 3. Activate the Python3 virtualenv.
. /tmp/venv/py3_fun_stuff/bin/activate

# 2. Create an empty Python3 project directory.
mkdir -p /tmp/git/fun_stuff

# 5. Change directory into the empty Python3 project directory.
cd  /tmp/git/fun_stuff

# 4. Install thegmu-pypi-template.
# TEST: pip install --index-url thegmu-pypi-template
pip install thegmu-pypi-template

# 6. Run the install script to install the files into the current directory.

# 7. Activate the PYPI environment from directory /tmp/fun_stuff
. bin/activate-fun-stuff

# 8. Validate the fun-stuff configuration by running the following make commands.
make init
make test
make dist
make test-dist

# 9. Repeat the above for your new project configuration your development environment.
#     Follow the same steps above but:
#     Replace '/tmp/venv/fun_stuff' with your Python development virtualenv root directory and project name, i.e. "$HOME/venv/py3_my_project".
#     Replace '/tmp/git/fun_stuff' with your development source code repository root directory, i.e. "$HOME/workspace/git/my_project".
#     Create a new activation file and update the environment variables.
#     cp bin/activate-fun-stuff bin/activate-my-projectname
#     replace '. bin/activate-fun-stuff' with '. bin/activate-my-projectname'


  1. Encourage Python standards are followed for packaging and source.
  2. Pylint for validating PEP8 standards of code.
  3. Sphinx documentation to integrate with
  4. Test automation in the dedicated tests directory.
  5. PyPi package deployment.
  6. ReadTheDocs documentation deployment.


  1. autopep8: pep8 code beautifier
  2. pylint: coding standards
  3. pytest: test source
  4. public documentation using sphinx
  5. sphinx: html documentation
  6. tox: test the source as installed package
  7. twine: deploy the package to,
  8. Makefile: run the tools

Configuration files:

  1. .gitignore: ignore pylint, pytest, tox and build files as well .settings, .project, and .pydevproject directories from Eclipse.
  2. .pylintrc: The GMU specific PEP8 suppression.

Makefile Options

make <option>

Same as help.
Removes Python compiled files, pytest files, and tox test files. See clean-pyc and clean-tox.
Removes Python packaging files.
Removes sphinx documentation build files. Configuration files are not removed.
Removes Python compiled files and pytest files.
Removes tox test files.
Creates source and binary Python packages suitable for PyPi.
Creates the configuration files for sphinx.
Build the the HTML documentation files in docs/_build.
Displays this file.
  1. Install Python tools used by this Makefile.
  2. Run project-init, see project-init.
Run autopep8 and update all the project and test files in place with white space changes.
  2. tests/ import of project name updated.
  3. tox.ini: envlist updated
  1. Publish the package to production ‘’.
  2. User name and password prompt are given.
Publish the package to test ‘’. User name and password prompt are given.
Run pylint and output results. No other action is taken. See pep8 option to fix white space problems.
Python ‘pip’ packages for the tools.
Run the tests from source using pytest.
Build the packages and then run the test as packages in temporary Python virtualenv environments.
Upgrade Python ‘pip’ packages for the tools.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. –George Bernard Shaw

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