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

Bug reports

When reporting a bug please include:

  • Your operating system name and version.

  • Any details about your local setup that might be helpful in troubleshooting.

  • Detailed steps to reproduce the bug.

Feature requests and 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 code contributions are welcome :)

Submitting pull requests

Before spending time working on a pull request, we highly recommend filing a Github issue and engaging with the project maintainer (David Seddon) to align on the direction you’re planning to take. This can save a lot of your precious time!

This doesn’t apply to trivial pull requests such as spelling corrections.

For merging, you should:

  1. Include passing tests (run tox).

  2. Update documentation when there’s new API, functionality etc.

  3. Add a note to CHANGELOG.rst about the changes.

  4. Add yourself to AUTHORS.rst.


To set up import-linter for local development:

  1. Fork import-linter (look for the “Fork” button).

  2. Clone your fork locally:

    git clone
  3. Create a branch for local development:

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

    Now you can make your changes locally.

  4. When you’re done making changes, run all the checks with tox one command:

  5. 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
  6. Submit a pull request through the GitHub website.