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Tool to create virtualenvs, manage versions of packages in it and use it start a particular program

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Program to bootstrap a virtualenv for your program!

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To run the tests you must first create a pythons.json in the root of your checkout of venvstarter that tells the tests where to find each version of Python:

  "python3.6": "~/.pyenv/versions/3.6.13/bin/python",
  "python3.7": "~/.pyenv/versions/3.7.12/bin/python",
  "python3.8": "~/.pyenv/versions/3.8.12/bin/python",
  "python3.9": "~/.pyenv/versions/3.9.6/bin/python"
  "python3.10": "~/.pyenv/versions/3.10.0/bin/python"

In this example I’m using pyenv to get copies of each Python. Using pyenv isn’t a requirement, but it does make it easy! There is nothing in the tests that rely on features in any particular version, and so the minor patch of each version is irrelevant. All that matters is having some version of 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9 and 3.10.

I recommend running the tests in a virtualenv. I use virtualenvwrapper for this but you can also do a python3 -m venv my_venv somewhere and use that.

Then once you’re in a virtualenv:

> python -m pip install -e ".[tests]"
> ./

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