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Instead of pip-installing the latest release from PyPI, you should get the newest development version from Github:

git clone
cd jackclient-python
python3 -m pip install -e .

… where -e stands for --editable. This way, your installation always stays up-to-date, even if you pull new changes from the Github repository.


Whenever the file changes (either because you edited it or it was updated by pulling from Github or switching branches), you have to run the last command again.

If you make changes to the documentation, you can locally re-create the HTML pages using Sphinx. You can install it and a few other necessary packages with:

python3 -m pip install -r doc/requirements.txt

To create the HTML pages, use:

python3 build_sphinx

The generated files will be available in the directory build/sphinx/html/.

There are no proper tests (yet?), but the code examples from the README file can be verified with pytest. If you haven’t installed it already, you can install it with:

python3 -m pip install pytest

As soon as pytest is installed, you can run the (rudimentary) tests with:

python3 -m pytest