Daily Development using Archery#
To ease some of the daily development tasks, we developed a Python-written utility called Archery.
Archery requires Python 3.7 or later. It is recommended to install Archery in
editable mode with the
-e flag to automatically update the installation
when pulling the Arrow repository. After cloning the Arrow repository, from
the top level directory install Archery by using the command
$ pip install -e "dev/archery[all]"
You can inspect Archery usage by passing the
$ archery --help Usage: archery [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]... Apache Arrow developer utilities. See sub-commands help with `archery <cmd> --help`. Options: --debug Increase logging with debugging output. --pdb Invoke pdb on uncaught exception. -q, --quiet Silence executed commands. --help Show this message and exit. Commands: benchmark Arrow benchmarking. build Initialize an Arrow C++ build crossbow Schedule packaging tasks or nightly builds on CI services. docker Interact with docker-compose based builds. integration Execute protocol and Flight integration tests linking Quick and dirty utilities for checking library linkage. lint Check Arrow source tree for errors numpydoc Lint python docstring with NumpyDoc release Release releated commands. trigger-bot
Archery exposes independent subcommands, each of which provides dedicated help output, for example:
$ archery docker --help Usage: archery docker [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]... Interact with docker-compose based builds. Options: --src <arrow_src> Specify Arrow source directory. --help Show this message and exit. Commands: images List the available docker-compose images. push Push the generated docker-compose image. run Execute docker-compose builds.
A more detailed introduction to using Docker with Archery is available at Running Docker Builds.