Run code analysis on a packageΒΆ is running code analysis (via plone.recipe.codeanalysis) on a number of packages, see the up-to-date list.

Follow these steps to check how any arbitrary package adheres to our Plone official guidelines.


See the very same script that Jenkins uses, below follows a more detailed step to step on how to run it and fix the errors.

Clone the repository and create a Python virtual environment:

git clone
virtualenv .
source bin/activate

Create a cleanup branch, although not mandatory it’s always a good idea:

git checkout -b cleanup

Get the QA configuration and bootstrap:

wget -O
wget -O qa.cfg
wget -O .isort.cfg

python --setuptools-version 31.1.1 --buildout-version 2.8.0 -c qa.cfg

Adjust qa.cfg to the package:

  • check that the directory option on code-analysis part matches the top-level folder of the distribution
  • remove the jenkins = True line (so that bin/code-analysis shows its report on the terminal)

Finally run buildout and code analysis:

bin/buildout -c qa.cfg

The first easy fixes can be easily solved with autopep8 and isort:

pip install autopep8 isort

isort plone/app/discussion/*.py
autopep8 --in-place -r plone/app/discussion

By default autopep8 does white space only changes which are basically guaranteed safe.

Important exception: undo any changes made by autopep8 to Python skin scripts. For instance, it will change the double comment hashes at the top to single hashes, which completely break those Python scripts.

After committing the initial autopep8 run, you can run autopep8 in more aggressive mode, but you have to check these changes more carefully:

autopep8 --in-place --ignore W690,E711,E721 --aggressive

Keep running bin/code-analysis to see how much errors are still left to be fixed.

Once finished, add a comment on CHANGES.rst and commit all the changes in a single commit:


git commit -am"Cleanup"

Push the branch:

git push -u

Create a pull request on github and start a jenkins job to verify that your changes did not break anything. For that, see the docs about testing pull requests.

Lastly file an issue on issue tracker so that Jenkins start monitoring the package.

Done! Thanks for cleaning one package!