The “python” directory in the source repository contains the source code of PyCharm Community Edition and the Python plugin for IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition.
In order to successfully run the full test suite for PyCharm Community Edition and to build a fully working distribution, you need to check out the library skeletons, which are stored in a separate Git repository. To do this, you need to change to the ‘helpers’ directory and run the following command:
git clone https://github.com/JetBrains/python-skeletons.git
The code is part of the main IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition project and is compiled together with the rest of the codebase. To run PyCharm Community Edition, please use the provided run configuration “PyCharm Community Edition”. To run IntelliJ IDEA with the Python plugin, please use the “IDEA with Python plugin” run configuration.
To run the test suite, use the built-in JUnit test runner and run all tests in the “python-community-tests” module.
To build the distribution archive of PyCharm Community Edition, execute build.xml Ant build script in this directory. The results of the build execution can be found at out/artifacts.
To build the Python plugin for IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition:
Download the .tar.gz distribution of the most recent EAP or release build of IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition;
Run the following command:
ant -Didea.path= -Didea.build.number=<build number of the build you're using> plugin
The .zip file of the built plugin will be placed at distCE/python-community-.SNAPSHOT.zip