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Odoo Maintainers Tools & conventions for OCA members which evaluate and maintain repositories.

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OCA Maintainers Tools


$ git clone [email protected]:OCA/maintainer-tools.git
$ cd maintainer-tools
$ virtualenv env
$ . env/bin/activate
$ python install

Alternatively if using pipx.

$ pipx install oca-maintainers-tools@git+

OCA repositories tools

These tools are mostly for maintenance purpose only. They are used by OCA maintainers to address common operations across all repos.


Get a token from Github.

$ oca-github-login USERNAME

NOTE: you may have to delete the existing one from "Account settings -> Developer Settings -> Personal Access Tokens".

Sync team users from to GitHub teams

Goal: members of the teams should never be added directly on GitHub. They should be added on This script will sync all the teams from Odoo to GitHub.


  • Your odoo user must have read access to the projects and users;
  • The partners on odoo must have their GitHub login set otherwise they won't be added in the GitHub teams;
  • Your GitHub user must have owners rights on the OCA organization to be able to add or remove members;
  • The odoo project must have the same name than the GitHub teams.

Run the script in "dry-run" mode:

$ oca-copy-maintainers --dry-run

Apply the changes on GitHub:

$ oca-copy-maintainers

The first time it runs, it will ask your odoo's username and password. You may store them using the --store option, but watch out: the password is stored in clear text.

Set labels on OCA repository on GitHub

Set standardized labels to ease the issue workflow on all repositories with same colors. This tools will also warn you what are the specific labels on some repository

$ oca-set-repo-labels

Clone all OCA repositories

The script oca-clone-everything can be used to clone all the OCA projects: create a fresh directory, use oca-github-login (or copy oca.cfg from a place where you've already logged in) and run oca-clone-everything.

The script will create a clone for all the OCA projects registered on github. For projects already cloned, it run git fetch --all to get the latest versions.

If you pass the --organization-remotes <comma-separated-list> option, the script will also add remotes for the listed accounts, and run git fetch to get the source code from these forks. For instance:

$ oca-clone-everything --organization-remotes yourlogin,otherlogin

will create two remotes, in addition to the default origin, called yourlogin and otherlogin, respectively referencing [email protected]:yourlogin/projectname and [email protected]:otherlogin/projectname and fetch these remotes, for all the OCA projects. It does not matter whether the forks exist on github or not, and you can create them later.

TIP to update branch in shell at once: ls | xargs -I % git -C % pull origin branch_number

Quality tools

These tools are meant to be used both by repo maintainers and contributors. You can leverage them to give more quality to your modules and to respect OCA guidelines.

README generator

To provide high quality README for our modules we generate them automatically. The sections of the final README are organized in fragments. They must be put inside a readme folder respecting [this structure|./readme].

eg. To generate the final README for the module auth_keycloak:

$ oca-gen-addon-readme --repo-name=server-auth --branch=10.0 --addon-dir=auth_keycloak

The result will be a fully PyPI compliant README.rst in the root of your module.

You may also use this script for your own repositories by specifying this additional argument --org-name=myorganisation

Changelog generator using towncrier

To facilitate the generation of the changelog of addons, we have a small wrapper around towncrier. For example, this will update HISTORY.rst for mis_builder and mis_builder_budget with the version found in their manifest:

$ oca-towncrier --repo=mis-builder --addon-dir=mis_builder --addon-dir=mis_builder_budget --commit

Icon generator

To provide an icon for our modules we generate them automatically.

To generate the icon for the module auth_keycloak:

$ oca-gen-addon-icon --addon-dir=auth_keycloak

A custom icon can be added using the --src-icon argument:

$ oca-gen-addon-icon --addon-dir=auth_keycloak --src-icon=/path/to/custom/icon.png


As a developer, you want to launch the scripts without installing the egg.

$ git clone [email protected]:OCA/maintainer-tools.git
$ cd maintainer-tools
$ virtualenv env
$ . env/bin/activate
$ pip install -e .

Run tests

$ tox  # all tests for all python versions
$ tox -e py27  # python 2.7
$ tox -- -k readme -v  # run tests containing 'readme' in their name, verbose

Get a token from Github

$ python -m tools.github_login USERNAME

Run a script

$ python -m tools.copy_maintainers

You can use the GITHUB_TOKEN environment variable to specify the token

$ GITHUB_TOKEN=xxx python -m tools.copy_maintainers

Integration with pre-commit

In any addons repo, you can use these pre-commit hooks:

# .pre-commit-config.yaml file
  - repo:
    rev: master # This is just an example; you must use a tag/commit instead!
      # Use each script's `--help` to understand the args
      - id: oca-gen-addon-readme
          - --addons-dir=.
          - --org-name=OCA
          - --repo-name=server-tools
          - --branch=13.0

      # This job could easily produce conflicts when it runs on every commit,
      # so it's added as a manual job. If you automate it, beware.
      # See
      - id: oca-gen-addons-table
        stages: [manual]

      - id: oca-gen-addon-icon
          - --addons-dir=.
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