Bitbucket offers an excellent interface to through the repository and its history.
If you have mercurial installed,
you can use the repository url to track the latest development.
First, use the instructions on Bitbucket to
clone the repository to a local repository on
In that directory you can now do the following
at any future time:
$ hg in
to check if there are new changesets.
$ hg pull
to get new changesets.
$ hg update
to update the workspace with new changesets.
The repository contains multiple named branches. Each branch corresponds to a
development line with a specific purpose. Before using the repository to install
MyHDL or to develop your own changesets, make sure you are on the correct branch.
To find out what branches are available, use:
$ hg branches
Currently, the following branches are active:
0.8 release + bug fixes
0.9 new features
To switch to a particular branch, use:
$ hg update -C <branch-name>
BE CAREFUL! The -C options also discards local changes. Only switch branches when
everything you need is committed.
Using the repository code
To use the repository code the simplest way is to adjust the PYTHONPATH variable of the used shell. Let's assume you have checked out the MyHDL code from the mercurial repository to $HOME/dev/myhdl. Then insert that path as the first entry to the PYTHONPATH variable. That way when doing the 'from myhdl import *' import, the myhdl package in the $HOME/dev/myhdl path will be found first. This works even when you have a stable version of MyHDL installed in one of the Python's site-package/ paths.
For convenience you can put the change of the PYTHONPATH variable in a script and then, in case of a bash shell e.g., just source it from the shell you want to use the repository from. The script for bash could look like this: