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Tools for packaging and publishing to pypi for those who just don not want to deal with it

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Tools for packaging and publishing to pypi for those who just don't want to deal with it

To install (for example):

pip install wads

Usage Examples

We're going to assume you pointed "pack" to "wads/" and "populate" to "wads/", because it's convenient for us to do so. You can achieve this in various ways (for example, putting the contents: python /Users/Thor.Whalen/Dropbox/dev/p3/proj/i/wads/wads/ "$@" in a file named "pack" contained in your OS's script path.)


When? When you got a new project and you want to quickly set it up with the packaging goodies.

Basic usage:

populate PKG_DIR

or, assuming you're using the terminal and you're in the PKG_DIR root folder of the project, you can just do:

populate .

What that will do is create and populate some files for you. Namely, it will ensure your package directory has the following files (if not present already)


The PKG_NAME will be taken to be the same as the name of the PKG_DIR.

That will work, it will be minimal and will choose defaults for you. You can overwrite many of these, of course. For example,

populate -r https:/// --description "Something about my project..."

Here are the following options:

positional arguments:
  pkg-dir               -

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --description DESCRIPTION
                        "There is a bit of an air of mystery around this project..."
  -r ROOT_URL, --root-url ROOT_URL
  -a AUTHOR, --author AUTHOR
  -l LICENSE, --license LICENSE
  --description-file DESCRIPTION_FILE
  -k KEYWORDS, --keywords KEYWORDS
  --install-requires INSTALL_REQUIRES
  -v, --verbose         True
  -o OVERWRITE, --overwrite OVERWRITE
  --defaults-from DEFAULTS_FROM

Note that by default, populate will not overwrite files that all already there. It will edit the setup.cfg file if it's present (and missing some entries).

Configuring the defaults of populate

Note that defaults-from option in the populate help. That's probably the most convenient argument of all. Go check out a file named wads_confgis.json in the root directory of the project. (If you don't know how to find that file, try this command: python -c "import wads; print(wads)" to get a clue).

That wads_confgis.json file contains key-value entries that are used in the wads package. The "populate_dflts" key is used by the populate script. If you edit that, you'll get different defaults out of the box.

But you can also add your own key-value pairs if you work on different kinds of projects that need different kinds of defaults. For your convenience we added a "custom_dflts_example_you_should_change" key to illustrate this.


The typical sequence of the methodical and paranoid could be something like this:

python current-configs  # see what you got
python increment-configs-version  # update (increment the version and write that in setup.cfg
python current-configs-version  # see that it worked
python current-configs  # ... if you really want to see the whole configs again (you're really paranoid)
python run-setup  # see that it worked
python twine-upload-dist  # publish
# and then go check things work...

If you're are great boilerplate hater you could just do:

pack go PKG_DIR

(or pack go --version 0.0.0 PKG_DIR if it's the very first release).

But we suggest you get familiar with what the steps are doing, so you can bend them to your liking.

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