How to Help

Requests is under active development, and contributions are more than welcome!

  1. Check for open issues or open a fresh issue to start a discussion around a feature idea or a bug. There is a Contributor Friendly tag for issues that should be ideal for people who are not very familiar with the codebase yet.
  2. Fork the repository on Github to start making your changes to the develop branch (or branch off of it).
  3. Write a test which shows that the bug was fixed or that the feature works as expected.
  4. Send a pull request and bug the maintainer until it gets merged and published. :) Make sure to add yourself to AUTHORS.

Development dependencies

You’ll need to install gunicorn and httpbin and various other dependencies in order to run requests’ test suite:

$ virtualenv env
$ . env/bin/activate
$ make
$ make test

The Makefile has various useful targets for testing.

What Needs to be Done

  • Documentation needs a roadmap.

Requests is an elegant and simple HTTP library for Python, built for human beings. You are currently looking at the documentation of the development release.


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