We welcome any contribution to our open source projects. If you want to participate in our work, make sure to read our software development principles before you start.

Issue Reporting

In case you encounter an issue feel free to let us know about it on GitHub.

Development Environment

You can manage the development environment of pyorbs with pyorbs itself. If you already have pyorbs installed you can simply execute orb -m pyorbs within the project folder, after which you can execute orb pyorbs and pip install -e . to install the orb command inside the pyorbs orb. This allows you to develop and test the orb command itself while the pyorbs orb is active.


Make sure to test pyorbs on all supported shells that are listed in the Features section of the documentation (for this you will need to install all of these shells on your system).

Continuous Deployment

You generally do not have to worry about this too much, as the continuous deployment system is maintained by Webrepublic’s Data & Technology department. We use Concourse for orchestrating the various tasks necessary for publishing this package, including building and updating the documentation upon successful merging into the master branch.

In case hell breaks loose and you must publish pyorbs manually, do this:

$ ./ sdist bdist_wheel
$ twine check dist/*
$ twine upload --repository-url dist/*
$ twine upload dist/*

Do not forget to check your distribution on before uploading it to PyPI.


This package is currently maintained by the Webrepublic Data & Technology department.