✨ Contributing¢

jetson-stats is a community-maintained project and we happily accept contributions.

If you want to add a new Jetpack release follow these quick rules or if you want make a new feature or fix a bug you are on the right page.

Add a new JetpackΒΆ

If you want to add a new Jetpack to fix the warning:

user@board:~$ jtop
[WARN] jetson-stats not supported for [L4T 35.2.1]
  Please, try: sudo pip3 install -U jetson-stats or
  open a Github issue (press CTRL + Click)
  1. Open file jtop/core/jetson_variables.py around line 49 there is a variable called NVIDIA_JETPACK add the new jetpack following the rule below:

"L4T version": "Jetpack"
  1. Increase with a minor release jtop variable __version__ in jtop/__init__.py

  2. Create a pull request and append &template=jetpack-missing.md to the URL before submitting in order to include our release checklist in the pull request description.

  3. Open a pull request with message β€œJetpack Release <VERSION>” where <VERSION> is the same release in jtop/__init__.py

  4. Follow the checklist!

Add new feature or fix a bugΒΆ

If you wish to add a new feature or fix a bug:

  1. Check for open issues or open a fresh issue to start a discussion around a feature idea or a bug. There is a Contributor Friendly tag for issues that should be ideal for people who are not very familiar with the codebase yet.

  2. Fork the jetson-stats repository on Github to start making your changes.

  3. Write a test which shows that the bug was fixed or that the feature works as expected.

  4. Send a pull request and bug the maintainer until it gets merged and published.

Setting up your developing environmentΒΆ

Clone and build in developer mode jetson-stats

git clone https://github.com/rbonghi/jetson_stats.git
cd jetson_stats
sudo pip3 install -v -e .

Manually stop and disable jtop serviceΒΆ

If you want to manually control the jtop service you need to disable the service and manually start one in a terminal, following the commands below

sudo systemctl stop jtop.service
sudo systemctl disable jtop.service

Now you can work running in your terminal the jtop service

sudo JTOP_SERVICE=True jtop --force

Restore jtop serviceΒΆ

sudo systemctl enable jtop.service
sudo systemctl start jtop.service

Test this packageΒΆ

Before commit you can test jetson-stats on multiple python version and check if the documentation is built

This script works with docker, and you can quickly run it.

bash tests/local_test.sh

When you run this script will do:

  1. Build and compile all python images (2.7,3.6,3.7,3.8,,3.11)

  2. Build documentation image (Sphinx)

There are different options:

user@workstation:~/jetson_stats$ bash tests/local_test.sh --help
Jetson_stats tox local test. USE ONLY IN A TEST DESKTOP MACHINE!
tests/local_test.sh [options]
   -h|--help              | This help
   --debug                | Run image
   -py|--python [PYHTON]  | Set a specific python version, example PYTHON=3.9
   --doc                  | Run and build ONLY the documentation

Live docker with toxΒΆ

Run tox or work live from the terminal

bash tests/local_test.sh --debug -py 3.9

Test documentationΒΆ

If you want to run only the documentation:

bash tests/local_test.sh --doc


If you want to test or develop the GUI library

You can run this command from your terminal python3 -m jtop.tests_gui.x where x is the name of the file, example

python3 -m jtop.tests_gui.gui_page


  • Announce intent to release on Discord, see if anyone wants to include last minute changes.

  • Update jtop/__init__.py with the proper version number

  • Commit the changes to a release-X.Y.Z branch.

  • Create a pull request with name Release/X.Y.Z

  • Release a new tag will automatically generate a new version

git tag -a <VERSION> -m <MESSAGE>