Google Summer of Code 2020’s first evaluation is about to complete. This post discusses about the progress so far in the last two weeks of the first coding period from 15 June to 30 June 2020.
Completion of the demo package
We successfully created the demo app and uploaded it to the test.pypi. It contains the main and the secondary package. The main package is analogous to the matplotlib and secondary package is analogous to the matplotlib_baseline_images package as discussed in the previous blog.
Learning more about the Git and mpl workflow
I came across another way to merge the master into the branch to resolve conflicts is by rebasing the master. I understood how to create modular commits inside a pull request for easy reviewal process and better understandability of the code.
Creation of the matplotlib_baseline_images package
Then, we implemented the similar changes to create the
matplotlib_baseline_images package. Finally, we were successful in uploading it to the test.pypi. This package is involved in the
sub-wheels directory so that more packages can be added in the same directory, if needed in future. The
matplotlib_baseline_images package contain baseline images for both
Some changes were required in the main
matplotlib package’s setup.py so that it will not take information from the packages present in the
Symlinking the baseline images
As baseline images are moved out of the
lib/mpl_toolkits directory. We symlinked the locations where they are used, namely in
Creation of the tests/test_data directory
There are some test data that is present in the
baseline_images which doesn’t need to be moved to the
matplotlib_baseline_images package. So, that is stored under the
Understanding Travis, Appvoyer and Azure-pipelines
I came across the Continuous Integration tools used at mpl. We tried to install the
matplotlib followed by
matplotlib_baseline_images package in all three travis, appvoyer and azure-pipeline.
Everyday meeting initiated at 11:00pm IST via Zoom. Meeting notes are present at HackMD.
I am grateful to be part of such a great community. Project is really interesting and challenging :) Thanks Antony and Hannah for helping me so far.