This is a Jazzband project. By contributing you agree to abide by the Contributor Code of Conduct and follow the guidelines.

Contributions are welcome, and they are greatly appreciated! Every little bit helps, and credit will always be given.

You can contribute in many ways:

Types of Contributions

Report Bugs

Report bugs at

If you are reporting a bug, please include:

  • The version of django, nose, and django-nose you are using, and any other applicable packages (pip freeze will show current versions)
  • Any details about your local setup that might be helpful in troubleshooting.
  • Detailed steps to reproduce the bug.

When someone submits a pull request to fix your bug, please try it out and report if it worked for you.

Fix Bugs

Look through the GitHub issues for bugs. Anything untagged or tagged with “bug” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Implement Features

Look through the GitHub issues for features. Anything untagged ot tagged with “feature” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

django-nose is built on nose, which supports plugins. Consider implementing your feature as a plugin, maintained by the community using that feature, rather than adding to the django-nose codebase.

Write Documentation

django-nose could always use more documentation, whether as part of the official django-nose, as code comments, or even on the web in blog posts, articles, and such.

Submit Feedback

The best way to send feedback is to file an issue at

If you are proposing a feature:

  • Explain in detail how it would work.
  • Keep the scope as narrow as possible, to make it easier to implement.
  • Remember that this is a volunteer-driven project, and that contributions are welcome :)

Get Started!

Ready to contribute? Here’s how to set up django-nose for local development.

  1. Fork the django-nose repo on GitHub.

  2. Clone your fork locally:

    $ git clone
  3. Install your local copy into a virtualenv. Assuming you have virtualenvwrapper installed, this is how you set up your fork for local development:

    $ mkvirtualenv django-nose
    $ cd django-nose/
    $ pip install -r requirements.txt
    $ ./ migrate
  4. Create a branch for local development:

    $ git checkout -b name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature

    Now you can make your changes locally.

  5. Make sure existing tests continue to pass with your new code:

    $ make qa
  6. When you’re done making changes, check that your changes pass flake8 and the tests, including testing other Python versions with tox:

    $ make qa-all
  1. Commit your changes and push your branch to GitHub:

    $ git add .
    $ git commit -m "Your detailed description of your changes."
    $ git push origin name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
  2. Submit a pull request through the GitHub website.

Pull Request Guidelines

Before you submit a pull request, check that it meets these guidelines:

  1. The pull request should be in a branch.
  2. The pull request should include tests.
  3. You agree to license your contribution under the BSD license.
  4. If the pull request adds functionality, the docs should be updated.
  5. Make liberal use of git rebase to ensure clean commits on top of master.
  6. The pull request should pass QA tests and work for supported Python / Django combinations. Check and make sure that the tests pass for all supported Python versions.


The django-nose testapp uses django-nose, so all of the features are available. To run a subset of tests:

$ ./ test testapp/

To mark failed tests:

$ ./ test --failed

To re-run only the failed tests:

$ ./ test --failed