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

Implement Features

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

Write Documentation

bleak could always use more documentation, whether as part of the official bleak 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 :)

Get Started!

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

You will need Git and Poetry and your favorite text editor. And Python of course.

  1. Fork the bleak repo on GitHub.

  2. Clone your fork locally:

    $ git clone
  3. Set up the Python environment:

    $ cd bleak/
    $ poetry install
  4. Create a branch for local development, originating from the develop branch:

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

    Now you can make your changes locally.

  5. When you’re done making changes, check that your changes pass linting and the tests:

    $ poetry run isort .
    $ poetry run black .
    $ poetry run flake8
    $ poetry run pytest
  6. 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
  7. Submit a pull request through the GitHub website.

Pull Request Guidelines

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

  1. If the pull request adds functionality, the docs should be updated.

  2. Modify the CHANGELOG.rst, describing your changes as is specified by the guidelines in that document.

  3. The pull request should work for Python 3.8+ on the following platforms:
    • Windows 10, version 16299 (Fall Creators Update) and greater

    • Linux distributions with BlueZ >= 5.43

    • OS X / macOS >= 10.11

  4. Squash all your commits on your PR branch, if the commits are not solving different problems and you are committing them in the same PR. In that case, consider making several PRs instead.

  5. Feel free to add your name as a contributor to the AUTHORS.rst file!