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When contributing to this repository, please first discuss the change you wish to make via issue, email, or any other method with the owners of this repository before making a change.

Coding standards


Code layout

This section will give a brief layout of the code.

The first place to look at is It describes the repository;

  • metadata (name, version)
  • dependencies & versions
  • entrypoint script - this is the key one
  • points to the cli function in the kxicli/ script

The main CLI source code is all contained in the kxicli directory.

  • - Stub file to for pip/Python to treat directory as a module


  • Create a branch corresponding to the JIRA ticket for your change
  • Create a virtualenv and install the project in editable mode
  • For convenience of working outside the venv, you can add the CLI to your path and deactivate the virtualenv
git checkout -b KXI-XXXX

virtualenv venv
source venv/bin/activate
pip install -e .

export PATH=$(pwd)/venv/bin:${PATH}
  • Any changes to the source files will automatically be available in the CLI runtime

Testing locally

To verify the existing tests work as expected and to add further test coverage, you can run the tests manually as below.

pip install -r kxicli/tests/requirements.txt
export KUBECONFIG=$(pwd)/kxicli/tests/files/test-kube-config