2. Setting up a development environment on Fedora¶
2.1. Get source code¶
The Nitrate source code is available at: https://github.com/Nitrate/Nitrate
You can get the latest changes with git easily:
git clone https://github.com/Nitrate/Nitrate.git
2.2. Setup virtualenv¶
Install devel packages which are needed to compile some of the Python dependencies:
sudo yum install gcc python-devel mysql-devel krb5-devel libxml2-devel libxslt-devel
Create a virtual environment for Nitrate:
Install dependencies from
. ~/virtualenvs/nitrate/bin/activate pip install -r requirements/devel.txt
2.3. Initialize database¶
Currently, MySQL is only be supported, either mysql or mariadb is okay for running Nitrate.
Create database and user:
mysql -uroot create database nitrate character set utf8; GRANT all privileges on nitrate.* to nitrate@'%' identified by 'nitrate';
For convenience for development, user, password and database name are already set in tcms/settings/devel.py with default value. Each of them is nirrate.
You may want to adjust the database and/or other configuration settings.
Override them in
./tcms/settings/devel.py if necessary. While the
Nitrate team prefers MySQL, sqlite appears to work for development
and some people have used PostgreSQL with varying success in production!
At the moment Nitrate is not 100% portable between database backends
due to some hard-coded SQL statements. If you use something other than MySQL
some parts of the application may not work correctly!
Do not commit local development overrides to GitHub!
Load database schema and initial data: