1. Setup tutorial for Deluge development
The aim of this tutorial is to download the source code and setup an environment to enable development work on Deluge.
To build and run the Deluge applications they depends on tools and libraries as listed in DEPENDS.md.
Almost all of the Python packages dependencies will be installed using pip but there are some packages or libraries that are required to be installed to the system.
sudo apt install git intltool closure-compiler python3-pip pip3 install --user tox
You might need to add
~/.local/bin to your PATH.
Runtime libraries and tools
sudo apt install python3-libtorrent python3-geoip python3-dbus python3-gi \ python3-gi-cairo gir1.2-gtk-3.0 gir1.2-appindicator3 python3-pygame libnotify4 \ librsvg2-common xdg-utils
Setup development environment
Clone Deluge git repository
Download the latest git code to local folder.
git clone git://deluge-torrent.org/deluge.git cd deluge
Create Python virtual environment
Creation of a [Python virtual environment] keeps the development isolated and easier to maintain and Tox has an option to make this process easier:
tox -e denv
Activate virtual environment:
Deluge will be installed by Tox in develop mode which creates links back to source code so that changes will be reflected immediately without repeated installation. Check it is installed with:
(.venv) $ deluge --version deluge-gtk 2.0.0b2.dev149 libtorrent: 18.104.22.168 Python: 2.7.12 OS: Linux Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Setup pre-commit hook
Using pre-commit ensures submitted code is checked for quality when creating git commits.
(.venv) $ pre-commit install
You are now ready to start playing with the source code.
[Key requirements concepts]