If you an just intending to use minchin.jrnl, the simplest way to install is to use pip. However, this is generally not advised (due to potentially causing issue with your “system” Python), and so better is probably to use pipx:

pipx install minchin.jrnl

Upgrades can be done similarly:

pipx upgrade minchin.jrnl

(c.f. Installing pipx.)

You will need to previously have installed Python on your system.

Development Installs

If you are installing minchin.jrnl to hack on it, you probably want to use a virtual environment instead of pipx. On Windows, you might do something like this; this will clone the git repo, set up and activate a virtual environment, and install minchin.jrnl in editible mode:

cd <coding/base/directory>
git clone
cd minchin.jrnl
python -m venv .venv
pip install -e .[dev]

minchin.jrnl provides three “extras”, for installing optional depencies: dev, docs, and release. The dev extra (as used in the above example) provides the Python packages you are likely to use in development, including linters and test frameworks. The docs extra will install the requirements to genearte the project documentation. The release extra is likely only useful for me, to push out releases.