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:

  • Your operating system name and version.

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

  • Detailed steps to reproduce the bug.

Fix Bugs

Look through the GitLab issues for bugs. Anything tagged with “bug” and “help wanted” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Implement Features

Look through the GitLab issues for features. Anything tagged with “enhancement” and “help wanted” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Write Documentation

enpt_enmapboxapp could always use more documentation, whether as part of the official enpt_enmapboxapp docs, in docstrings, 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 :)

Commit Changes

How to

Ready to contribute? Here’s how to set up enpt_enmapboxapp for local development.

  1. Fork the enpt_enmapboxapp repo on GitLab.

  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 enpt_enmapboxapp
    $ cd enpt_enmapboxapp/
    $ python develop
  4. Create a branch for local development:

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

    Now you can make your changes locally.

  5. When you’re done making changes, check that your changes pass the codestyle and the software tests, including testing other Python versions with tox:

    $ make lint
    $ python -m unittest
    $ tox

    To get flake8 and tox, just pip install them into your virtualenv.

  6. Commit your changes and push your branch to GitLab:

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

Sign your commits

Please note that our license terms only allow signed commits. A guideline how to sign your work can be found here:

If you are using the PyCharm IDE, the Commit changes dialog has an option called Sign-off commit to automatically sign your work.

License header

If you commit new Python files, please note that they have to contain the following license header:

# enpt_enmapboxapp, A QGIS EnMAPBox plugin providing a GUI for the EnMAP processing tools (EnPT)
# Copyright (C) 2018-2022  Daniel Scheffler (GFZ Potsdam,
# This software was developed within the context of the EnMAP project supported
# by the DLR Space Administration with funds of the German Federal Ministry of
# Economic Affairs and Energy (on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag:
# 50 EE 1529) and contributions from DLR, GFZ and OHB System AG.
# This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
# the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free
# Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any
# later version.
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
# ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS
# FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more
# details.
# You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along
# with this program.  If not, see <>.

Pull Request Guidelines

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

  1. The merge request should include tests.

  2. If the merge request adds functionality, the docs should be updated. Put your new functionality into a function with a docstring, and add the feature to the list in README.rst.

  3. The merge request should work for Python 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, and 3.10. Check and make sure that the tests pass for all supported Python versions.


To run a subset of tests:

$ python -m unittest tests.test_enpt_enmapboxapp


A reminder for the maintainers on how to deploy. Make sure all your changes are committed (including an entry in HISTORY.rst) and you updated the file. Then run:

$ git push
$ git push --tags

GitLab CI will then deploy to PyPI if tests pass.