Do you want to fix a bug, improve documentation, or add a new feature?
If you are on windows, you need msysgit. If you are already familiar with subversion, then, in a nutshell, msysgit is for git what TortoiseSVN is for subversion. The main difference is that msysgit is a command line based tool.
For more information about git and github, the github help site is a great start.
If you simply want to keep track of the latest source code, start a shell (or, the Git Bash on windows), and type (this is like “svn checkout”):
git clone git://github.com/amorilia/pyffi.git
To synchronize your code, type (this is like “svn update”):
PyFFI is entirely written in pure Python, hence the source code runs as such on any system that runs Python. Edit the code with your favorite editor, and install your version of PyFFI into your Python tree to enable your PyFFI to be used by other applications such as for instance QSkope, or the Blender NIF Scripts. From within your PyFFI git checkout:
C:\Python25\python.exe setup.py install
or on linux:
python setup.py install
To build the documentation:
cd docs-sphinx make html
PyFFI has an extensive test suite, which you can run via:
The Blender NIF Scripts test suite provides additional testing for PyFFI. From within your niftools/blender checkout:
./install.sh blender -P runtest_xxx.py
To build the source packages and the Windows installer (on a linux system which has both wine and nsis installed):