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# Contributing to MAT2

The main repository for MAT2 is on [0xacab]( ),
but you can send patches to jvoisin by [email]( if you prefer.
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Do feel free to pick up [an issue]( )
and to send a pull-request. Please do check that everything is fine by running the
testsuite with `python3 -m unittest discover -v` before submitting one :)

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If you're fixing a bug or adding a new feature, please add tests accordingly,
this will greatly improve the odds of your merge-request getting merged.

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If you're adding a new fileformat, please add tests for:

1. Getting metadata
2. Cleaning metadata
3. Raising `ValueError` upon a corrupted file

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Since MAT2 is written in Python3, please conform as much as possible to the
[pep8]( ) style; except where it makes no sense of course.

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# Doing a release

1. Update the [changelog](
2. Update the version in the [mat2]( file
3. Update the version in the []( file
4. Update the version and date in the [man page](
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5. Commit the changelog, man page, mat2 and files
6. Create a tag with `git tag -s $VERSION`
7. Push the commit with `git push origin master`
8. Push the tag with `git push --tags`
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9. Download the gitlab archive of the release
10. Diff it against the local copy
11. If there is no difference, sign the archive with `gpg --armor --detach-sign mat2-$VERSION.tar.xz`
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12. Upload the signature on Gitlab's [tag page]( and add the changelog there
13. Announce the release on the [mailing list](
14. Sign'n'upload the new version on pypi with `python3 sdist bdist_wheel` then `twine upload -s dist/*`
15. Do the secret release dance