1. Install rustc, cargo and rustfmt.
$ curl https://sh.rustup.rs -sSf | sh $ source $HOME/.cargo/env $ rustup component add rustfmt
Please sure you are always using the latest stable rust version by running:
$ rustup update
On Linux systems you may need to install libssl-dev, pkg-config, zlib1g-dev, etc. On Ubuntu:
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install libssl-dev libudev-dev pkg-config zlib1g-dev llvm clang
2. Download the source code.
$ git clone https://github.com/solana-labs/solana.git $ cd solana
$ cargo build
4. Run a minimal local cluster.
Run the test suite:
$ cargo test
Starting a local testnet
Start your own testnet locally, instructions are in the online docs.
Accessing the remote testnet
testnet- public stable testnet accessible via devnet.solana.com. Runs 24/7
First install the nightly build of rustc.
bench requires use of the unstable features only available
in the nightly build.
$ rustup install nightly
Run the benchmarks:
$ cargo +nightly bench
The release process for this project is described here.
To generate code coverage statistics:
$ scripts/coverage.sh $ open target/cov/lcov-local/index.html
Why coverage? While most see coverage as a code quality metric, we see it primarily as a developer productivity metric. When a developer makes a change to the codebase, presumably it's a solution to some problem. Our unit-test suite is how we encode the set of problems the codebase solves. Running the test suite should indicate that your change didn't infringe on anyone else's solutions. Adding a test protects your solution from future changes. Say you don't understand why a line of code exists, try deleting it and running the unit-tests. The nearest test failure should tell you what problem was solved by that code. If no test fails, go ahead and submit a Pull Request that asks, "what problem is solved by this code?" On the other hand, if a test does fail and you can think of a better way to solve the same problem, a Pull Request with your solution would most certainly be welcome! Likewise, if rewriting a test can better communicate what code it's protecting, please send us that patch!
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