Setting up a testing environment
For development it is recommended to set up a virtual environment inside the source folder:
$ python3 -m venv venv
$ source venv/bin/activate
The last command will active the virtual environment, and will replace the python3 and pip commands in your shell. Now make sure you have the latest pip installed:
$ pip install --upgrade pip
Now install the MonetDBe-Python project in developing mode (hence the -e):
$ CFLAGS="-I<monetdb_prefix>/include/ -L<monetdb_prefix>/lib64/" pip install -e ".[test,doc]"
The CFLAGS above are required to make sure pip can find MonetDB. Using developer mode, any changes to the Python code will be directly reflected without re-installation. The only exception is code related to the low-level interface, which does require a reinstall (just run the above command again).
Running the test suite
After setting up te testing environment, run from the source folder:
Making binary wheels
This is fully automated on Github Actions, the build scripts are located in .github/workflows/.