This package is developed using continuous integration which can be found here:

If you wish to contribute to this project, then you should fork the repository found here:

Once that has been done and you have a checkout, you can follow these instructions to perform various development tasks:

Setting up a virtualenv

The recommended way to set up a development environment is to turn your checkout into a virtualenv and then install the package in editable form as follows:

$ virtualenv .
$ bin/pip install -Ur requirements.txt
$ bin/pip install -e .

Running the tests

Once you’ve set up a virtualenv, the tests can be run as follows:

$ bin/nosetests

To run tests on all the versions of Python that are supported, you can do:

$ bin/tox

If you change the supported python versions in .travis.yml, please remember to do the following to update tox.ini:

$ bin/panci --to=tox .travis.yml > tox.ini

Building the documentation

The Sphinx documentation is built by doing the following, having activated the virtualenv above, from the directory containing

$ cd docs
$ make html

Making a release

To make a release, just update the version in xlwt/, update the change log, tag it and push to and Travis CI should take care of the rest.

Once the above is done, make sure to go to and make sure the new release is marked as an Active Version.