Wescamp.py Instructions

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Documented here is how wescamp.py works.


  • Git
  • Python (2.5 or above should work)
  • Ssh keys so that git push doesn't require a password prompt (for everything except -C, which uses a read-only checkout)
  • Administrator rights on github.com/wescamp (if you need to create new repositories)


Like the s­­v­­n invocation, with git, a directory per "version branch" is required. Unlike the s­­v­­n version, you can't simply check out a single directory to do this. The -c/--checkout switch will check out a version directory for you, if it is properly named. The -U switch can make the checkouts as a side-effect.

A "version directory" is required to end in the version it's for, as this is currently the method used to identify the version. The following formats work:



  • -u ADDON uploads a single add-on to wescamp.
  • -U uploads all translatable add-ons.
  • -l lists all add-ons.
  • -L lists all translatable add-ons.
  • -c creates a normal checkout
  • -C creates a read-only checkout (doesn't require any github credentials)
  • -s SERVER is the hostname of the add-on server
  • -p PORT is the port of the add-on server
  • -w WESCAMP_CHECKOUT specifies the directory of the wescamp checkout (or where it will be created)
  • -G USER:PASSWORD is your login to github. This argument is required if an upload would create a new repository on github. This is because a json API is used to create the new repository.
    • You can also use a github OAuth2 token instead of your username and password. This token must have the 'repo' scope.
    • This option can still be useful if no repositories are created. Github has a limit of 60 API requests per hour if you are not logged in, or 5000 if you are.
  • -b BUILD_SYSTEM_CHECKOUT can be used to specify a build-system checkout
  • -B BRANCH can be used to specify the version we're syncing. This overrides the -w derived branch. It can also be used as a fallback for when -p isn't given, but there are some issues with that (see below).
  • -e ERROR_LOG can be used to specify a file to save all errors to. This is useful for log storage and automated runs.


./data/tools/wesnoth/wescamp.py -scampaigns.wesnoth.org -p15002 -w/tmp/wescamp/branch-1.10/ -c

This makes a fresh checkout of all translatable 1.10 add-ons in the specified directory.

./data/tools/wesnoth/wescamp.py -scampaigns.wesnoth.org -p15002 -w/tmp/wescamp-upload/1.10/ -u Invasion_from_the_Unknown

An existing checkout of the Invasion_from_the_Unknown-1.10 repository in /tmp/wescamp-upload/1.10/Invasion_from_the_Unknown/ is updated.

./data/tools/wesnoth/wescamp.py -scampaigns.wesnoth.org -p15002 -w/tmp/wescamp-upload/1.10/ -u Era_of_Myths -G USER:PASSWORD

The directory /tmp/wescamp-upload/1.10/ exists, but there is no Era_of_Myths directory in it and neither is there an Era_of_Myths-1.10 repository on github. After this command it will be on github and a checkout will be in the directory.

./data/tools/wesnoth/wescamp.py -scampaigns.wesnoth.org -p15002 -w/tmp/wescamp-upload/branch-1.10/ -U -G longhexadecimalstringthatisanoath2bearertoken

Updates all 1.10 add-ons. If they are not yet on wescamp, a new repository will be created for them.


GitHub has a 60 requests per hour limit if you do not pass authentication info. If you do, this limit is raised to 5000. It is possible to hit the 60-requests limit doing read-only operations, so it's a good habit to always use -G.

The -B option will override the -w derived github version just fine, but doesn't work well as a addon-server version. This is because addon-server development version uses the development branch version (e.g. 1.11), while on github we use the version of the stable it will become (e.g. 1.12). So when using -B, you should still use -p.


If there's anything missing, please contact me. (AI0867)

This page was last modified on 10 May 2013, at 19:30.