Bugs and feature requests are tracked in Bugzilla.

Write up a new bug.

When writing up a bug, it helps to know the version of Antenna you’re using.

Code conventions

All code files need to start with the MPLv2 header:

# This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
# License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this
# file, You can obtain one at

PEP8 is nice. To lint your code, do:

$ make lint

If you hit issues, use # noqa.


Everything runs in a Docker container. Thus Antenna requires fewer things to get started and you’re guaranteed to have the same setup as everyone else and it solves some other problems, too.

If you’re not familiar with Docker and docker-compose, it’s worth reading up on.


Documentation for Antenna is build with Sphinx and is available on ReadTheDocs. API is automatically extracted from docstrings in the code.

To build the docs, run this:

$ make docs


To run the tests, run this:

$ make test

Tests go in tests/. Data required by tests goes in tests/data/.

If you need to run specific tests or pass in different arguments, you can run bash in the base container and then run py.test with whatever args you want. For example:

$ make shell
app@...$ py.test

<pytest output>

app@...$ py.test tests/unittest/

We’re using py.test for a test harness and test discovery.