an observable configuration object for the JupyterLite lifecycle

class jupyterlite_core.config.LiteBuildConfig(**kwargs: Any)#

the description of a JupyterLite build

This is most likely to be configured: - from environment variables - in a pyproject.toml - from the command line With direct instantiation a distant last place.

This is conceptually similar in scale to jupyter_server_config.json, and will piggy-back off of the {sys.prefix}/share/jupyter_{notebook,server}_config.d/ loader paths

app_archive: Path#



The app archive to use. env

apps: Tuple[str]#

the Lite apps to explicitly include in build e.g. lab, retro, repl

base_url: str#



[serve] the prefix to use. env

cache_dir: Path#

A cache folder

contents: Tuple[Path]#

Contents to add and index

disable_addons: Tuple[str]#

should be a dict


skip loading entry_point for these addons. TODO

extra_file_types: dict#

extra JupyterLab-compatible file types for the server and browser

extra_http_headers: dict#

the HTTP headers to add to default headers on all served responses

extra_ignore_contents: Tuple[str]#

Additional path regular expressions that should never be included as contents

federated_extensions: Tuple[str]#

Local paths or URLs in which to find federated_extensions

file_types: dict#

JupyterLab-compatible file types for the server and browser

http_headers: dict#

the HTTP headers to add to all served responses

ignore_contents: Tuple[str]#

Path regular expressions that should never be included as contents

ignore_sys_prefix: Union[bool, Tuple[str]]#

ignore components from sys.prefix

lite_dir: Path#



The root folder of a JupyterLite project. env

mathjax_dir: Path#

A local path to a complete/sufficient installation of MathJax 2

no_libarchive: bool#

Don’t detect and use libarchive-c for higher performance and more archives

no_sourcemaps: bool#

Strip all sourcemaps from applications and extensions

no_unused_shared_packages: bool#

Remove any shared packages not used by –apps

output_archive: Path#



Archive to create. env

output_dir: Path#



Where to build the JupyterLite site. env

port: int#



[serve] the port to (insecurely) expose on http


// env

settings_overrides: Tuple[str]#

Specific overrides.json to include

source_date_epoch: Optional[int]#

Trigger reproducible builds, clamping timestamps to this value


Well-known (and otherwise) constants used by JupyterLite

jupyterlite_core.constants.ADDON_ENTRYPOINT = 'jupyterlite.addon.v0'#

the extension point for addons, including core

jupyterlite_core.constants.ALL_APP_ARCHIVES = [PosixPath('/home/docs/checkouts/readthedocs.org/user_builds/jupyterlite/checkouts/latest/py/jupyterlite-core/jupyterlite_core/jupyterlite-app-0.1.0.tgz')]#

all of the archives

jupyterlite_core.constants.ALL_JSON = 'all.json'#

commonly-used filename for response fixtures, e.g. settings

jupyterlite_core.constants.API_CONTENTS = 'api/contents'#

the Jupyter API route for Contents API

jupyterlite_core.constants.C_LOCALE = 'C'#

a locale for reproducible file sorting

jupyterlite_core.constants.DEFAULT_FILE_TYPES = {'base64': {'gzip': [['.tgz', '.gz', '.gzip'], ['application/gzip']], 'ico': [['.ico'], ['image/x-icon']], 'jpeg': [['.jpeg', '.jpg'], ['image/jpeg']], 'pdf': [['.pdf'], ['application/pdf']], 'png': [['.png'], ['image/png']], 'wasm': [['.wasm'], ['application/wasm']], 'wheel': [['.whl'], ['octet/stream', 'application/x-wheel+zip']]}, 'json': {'geojson': [['.geojson'], ['application/geo+json']], 'ipynb': [['.ipynb'], ['application/x-ipynb+json']], 'jsmap': [['.map'], ['application/json']], 'json': [['.json'], ['application/json']]}, 'text': {'css': [['.css'], ['text/css']], 'csv': [['.csv'], ['text/csv']], 'fasta': [['.fasta'], ['text/plain']], 'html': [['.html'], ['text/html']], 'ical': [['.ical', '.ics', '.ifb', '.icalendar'], ['text/calendar']], 'js': [['.js', '.mjs'], ['application/javascript']], 'manifest': [['.manifest'], ['text/cache-manifest']], 'md': [['.md', '.markdown'], ['text/markdown']], 'plain': [['.txt'], ['text/plain']], 'py': [['.py'], ['text/x-python', 'application/x-python-code']], 'svg': [['.svg'], ['image/svg+xml']], 'toml': [['.toml'], ['application/toml']], 'vue': [['.vue'], ['text/plain']], 'xml': [['.xml'], ['application/xml']], 'yaml': [['.yaml', '.yml'], ['application/x-yaml']]}}#

enough file types to serve all our demo files

jupyterlite_core.constants.DEFAULT_OUTPUT_DIR = '_output'#

Needs a better canonical location

jupyterlite_core.constants.DISABLED_EXTENSIONS = 'disabledExtensions'#

configuration key for disabled extensions

jupyterlite_core.constants.EXTENSION_TAR = ('.tgz', '.tar.bz2', '.tar.gz')#

known compressed tar extensions

jupyterlite_core.constants.EXTENSION_ZIP = ('.whl', '.zip', '.conda')#

known zip extensions

jupyterlite_core.constants.FEDERATED_EXTENSIONS = 'federated_extensions'#

configuration key for prebuilt extensions

jupyterlite_core.constants.HOOKS = ['status', 'init', 'build', 'check', 'serve', 'archive']#

our doit task-based plugin system

jupyterlite_core.constants.HOOK_PARENTS = {'archive': 'build', 'build': 'init', 'check': 'build', 'serve': 'build'}#

the name of the previous hook

jupyterlite_core.constants.INDEX_HTML = 'index.html'#

a predictably-serveable HTML file

jupyterlite_core.constants.JSON_FMT = {'indent': 2, 'sort_keys': True}#

default arguments for normalized JSON

jupyterlite_core.constants.JUPYTERLITE_IPYNB = 'jupyter-lite.ipynb'#

our configuration file

jupyterlite_core.constants.JUPYTERLITE_JSON = 'jupyter-lite.json'#

our configuration file

jupyterlite_core.constants.JUPYTERLITE_SCHEMA = 'jupyterlite.schema.v0.json'#

our schema

jupyterlite_core.constants.JUPYTER_CONFIG_DATA = 'jupyter-config-data'#

a script DOM ID on most jupyter pages

jupyterlite_core.constants.LITE_PLUGIN_SETTINGS = 'litePluginSettings'#

the top-level key for lite plugin settings

jupyterlite_core.constants.MOD_DIRECTORY = 493#

a default permission for directories

jupyterlite_core.constants.MOD_FILE = 420#

a default permission for files

jupyterlite_core.constants.NPM_SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH = 499162500#

this is arrived at by inspection

jupyterlite_core.constants.OVERRIDES_JSON = 'overrides.json'#

settings overrides. used JupyterLab build system, usually goes in $PREFIX/share/jupyter/lab/

jupyterlite_core.constants.PACKAGE_JSON = 'package.json'#

the canonical location of labextension metadata

jupyterlite_core.constants.PHASES = ['pre_', '', 'post_']#

the lifecycle stages inside a hook

jupyterlite_core.constants.REQUIREMENTS_TXT = 'requirements.txt'#

the generally-used listing of pip requirements

jupyterlite_core.constants.SETTINGS_FILE_TYPES = 'fileTypes'#

configuration key for file types

jupyterlite_core.constants.SETTINGS_OVERRIDES = 'settingsOverrides'#

configuration key for extension settings overrides

jupyterlite_core.constants.SHA256SUMS = 'SHA256SUMS'#

output equivalent to sha256sum * for providing a local bill-of-data

jupyterlite_core.constants.SHARE_LABEXTENSIONS = 'share/jupyter/labextensions'#

the canonical location within an env (or archive) for labextensions

jupyterlite_core.constants.SOURCEMAPS = ['.js.map', '.mjs.map']#

extensions to be considered sourcemaps

jupyterlite_core.constants.SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH = 'SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH'#

a canonical environment variable for triggering reproducible builds

jupyterlite_core.constants.UTF8 = {'encoding': 'utf-8'}#

the encoding for pretty much every file written and read by jupyterlite


the JupyterLite CLI App(s)

class jupyterlite_core.app.BaseLiteApp(**kwargs: Any)#

TODO: An undescribed app

property aliases#

Get CLI aliases, including ones provided by addons.


Yield the lines for alias part of the help.

copied from:


Unlike the upstream, this also takes Addon classes (and their parents) into consideration.

property flags#

Get CLI flags, including ones provided by addons.

class jupyterlite_core.app.DescribedMixin#

a self-describing mixin

class jupyterlite_core.app.LiteApp(**kwargs: Any)#

build ready-to-serve (or -publish) JupyterLite sites

class jupyterlite_core.app.LiteArchiveApp(**kwargs: Any)#

build a JupyterLite app archive, which can be used as a baseline

class jupyterlite_core.app.LiteBuildApp(**kwargs: Any)#

build a JupyterLite site, including user content

class jupyterlite_core.app.LiteCheckApp(**kwargs: Any)#

verify a JupyterLite site, using available schema and rules

class jupyterlite_core.app.LiteDoitApp(**kwargs: Any)#

Run the doit command


Start the whole thing

class jupyterlite_core.app.LiteInitApp(**kwargs: Any)#

initialize a JupyterLite site from an app archive baseline

class jupyterlite_core.app.LiteListApp(**kwargs: Any)#

describe a JupyterLite site

class jupyterlite_core.app.LiteRawDoitApp(**kwargs: Any)#

use the full doit CLI, see https://pydoit.org/contents.html

tell jupyter to not parse the arguments with –, e.g.

jupyter-lite doit – –help


Parse the command line arguments.

class jupyterlite_core.app.LiteServeApp(**kwargs: Any)#

serve a JupyterLite site, using best available HTTP server

class jupyterlite_core.app.LiteStatusApp(**kwargs: Any)#

report about what a JupyterLite build _might_ do

class jupyterlite_core.app.LiteTaskApp(**kwargs: Any)#

run a doit task, optionally with –force

property flags#

CLI flags, including some custom ones.


forget previous runs of task and re-run from the beginning


Start the whole thing

class jupyterlite_core.app.ManagedApp(**kwargs: Any)#

An app with a LiteManager that can do some config fixing


Start the whole thing

jupyterlite_core.app.lite_flags = {'debug': ({'Application': {'log_level': 10}}, 'set log level to logging.DEBUG (maximize logging output)'), 'ignore-sys-prefix': ({'LiteBuildConfig': {'ignore_sys_prefix': True}}, 'Do not copy anything from sys.prefix'), 'no-libarchive': ({'LiteBuildConfig': {'no_libarchive': True}}, 'Do not try to use libarchive-c for archive operations'), 'no-sourcemaps': ({'LiteBuildConfig': {'no_sourcemaps': True}}, 'Strip all sourcemaps from applications and extensions'), 'no-unused-shared-packages': ({'LiteBuildConfig': {'no_unused_shared_packages': True}}, 'Remove shared packages not used by --apps'), 'y': ({'JupyterApp': {'answer_yes': True}}, 'Answer yes to any questions instead of prompting.')}#

the total set of flags from discovered addons


Manager for JupyterLite

class jupyterlite_core.manager.LiteManager(**kwargs: Any)#

a manager for building jupyterlite sites

This primarily handles the business of mapping _addons_ to doit _tasks_, and then calling the doit API.


initialize addons from entry_points

if populated, disable_addons will be consulted.

Subclasses may choose to override this, but are encouraged to include the default addons

doit_run(task, *args, raw=False)#

run a subset of the doit command line


perform one-time inialization of the manager


extra CLI args unused by the LiteManager


if True, stop the current workflow on the first error


a prefix appended to all tasks generated by this manager



a JupyterLite addon for generating app archives which can be used as input

class jupyterlite_core.addons.archive.ArchiveAddon(**kwargs: Any)#

Adds contents from the lite_dir to the output_dir, creates API output

If --source-date-epoch (SDE) is set, a number of features will be enabled to improve reproducibility of the final artifact. In addition to timestamps newer than SDE being “clamped” to SDE, this will also adjust some permissions inside the tarball


add all files created prior to pre_archive to an archive


apply best-effort entropy fixes to give more reproducible archives

log_archive(tarball, prefix='')#

print some information about an archive

make_archive_stdlib(tarball, root, members)#

actually build the archive.

  • this takes longer than any other hook
    • while this pure-python implementation needs to be maintained, a libarchive-based build might be preferable for e.g. CI performance.

  • an npm-compatible .tgz is the only supported archive format, as this is compatible with the upstream webpack build and its native packaged format.


Context manager for changing the current locale


class jupyterlite_core.addons.base.BaseAddon(**kwargs: Any)#

A base class for addons to the JupyterLite build chain

Subclassing this is optional, but provides some useful utilities

copy_one(src, dest)#

copy one Path (a file or folder)


update a federated_extension list in-place, ensuring unique names.


delete… somethings

extract_one(archive, dest)#

extract the contents of an archive to a path.

fetch_one(url, dest)#

fetch one file

TODO: enable other backends, auth, etc.


Yield all config paths that exist in the lite_dir.

Return type:

Generator[Path, None, None]

get_lite_plugin_settings(config_path, plugin_id)#

Get the plugin settings from a config path.

The keys follow the JupyterLab settings naming convention, of module and identifier e.g. :rtype: Dict[str, Any]



Yield all config paths that _might_ exist in the output_dir.

Return type:

Generator[Path, None, None]

property log#

Logger or LoggerAdapter instance

merge_jupyter_config_data(config, in_config)#

merge well-known jupyter-config-data fields

merge_one_jupyterlite(out_path, in_paths)#

write the out_path with the merge content of in_paths, where all are valid jupyter-lite.* files.

set_lite_plugin_settings(config_path, plugin_id, settings)#

Overwrite the plugin settings for a single plugin in a config path.

Return type:


property should_use_libarchive_c#

should libarchive-c be used (if available)?


Ensure a doit task is well-formed.

  • Task names may not include the = character - arbitrarily replace with --


adjust the timestamp to be –source-date-epoch for files newer than then

see https://reproducible-builds.org/specs/source-date-epoch


a JupyterLite addon for Jupyter Server-compatible contents

class jupyterlite_core.addons.contents.ContentsAddon(**kwargs: Any)#

Adds contents from the lite_dir to the output_dir, creates API output


perform the main user build of pre-populating /files/


verify that all Contents API is valid (sorta)

property file_src_dest#

the pairs of contents that will be copied

these are processed in reverse order, such that only the last path wins

maybe_add_one_path(path, root=None)#

add a file or folder’s contents (if not ignored)

one_contents_path(output_file_dir, api_path)#

A lazy reuse of a jupyter_server Contents API generator

patch_listing_timestamps(listing, sde=None)#

clamp a contents listing’s times to SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH


create a Contents API index for each subdirectory in /files/


yield some status information about the state of contents

class jupyterlite_core.addons.contents.DateTimeEncoder(*, skipkeys=False, ensure_ascii=True, check_circular=True, allow_nan=True, sort_keys=False, indent=None, separators=None, default=None)#

A custom date-aware JSON encoder


Implement this method in a subclass such that it returns a serializable object for o, or calls the base implementation (to raise a TypeError).

For example, to support arbitrary iterators, you could implement default like this:

def default(self, o):
        iterable = iter(o)
    except TypeError:
        return list(iterable)
    # Let the base class default method raise the TypeError
    return JSONEncoder.default(self, o)

a small helper to user Z for UTC ISO strings

Federated Extensions#

a JupyterLite addon for supporting federated_extensions

class jupyterlite_core.addons.federated_extensions.FederatedExtensionAddon(**kwargs: Any)#

sync the as-installed federated_extensions and update jupyter-lite.json

property archive_cache#

where archives will go in the cache


yield a doit task to copy each local extension into the output_dir


actually copy all federated extensions found in a folder.


copy the labextensions from a local, nested .conda package


yield tasks to copy one unpacked on-disk extension from sys.prefix into the output dir


yield a task to copy one unpacked on-disk extension from anywhere into the output dir


actually copy one labextension from an extracted archive


yield a task to copy one extension from the given path


yield tasks to extract and copy the labextensions from a local simple archive


a list of all federated extensions

property ext_cache#

where extensions will go in the cache


verify this is an actual pre-built extension, containing load information

property output_extensions#

where labextensions will go in the output folder


add the federated_extensions to jupyter-lite.json


update the root jupyter-lite.json, and copy each output theme to each app


handle downloading of federated extensions


yield a doit task to copy each federated extension into the output_dir

resolve_one_extension(path_or_url, init)#

yield tasks try to resolve one URL or local folder/archive as a (set of) federated_extension(s)


a JupyterLite addon for jupyterlite-specific tasks

class jupyterlite_core.addons.lite.LiteAddon(**kwargs: Any)#

ensure jupyterlite files have been merged, and validate them


merge jupyter-lite.json into the output_dir


apply schema validation to all jupyter-lite.json in the output_dir

property lite_files#

all the source jupyter-lite.* files


a JupyterLite addon for generating hashes

class jupyterlite_core.addons.report.ReportAddon(**kwargs: Any)#

update static listings of the site contents in various formats

having these in various formats down the line can be handy for various publishing tasks


generate a hash file of all files in the distribution.

As this is relatively expensive for hundreds of files, this is performed as late as possible, while still providing some useful publishing / QA features.

TODO: develop some contract with the frontend in relation to this file,

or a derivative, as it has precisely the right information for certain cache tasks.

property sha256sums#

The location of the hashfile.


a JupyterLite addon for serving

class jupyterlite_core.addons.serve.ServeAddon(**kwargs: Any)#


a JupyterLite addon for supporting extension settings

class jupyterlite_core.addons.settings.SettingsAddon(**kwargs: Any)#

sync the as-installed overrides.json and update jupyter-lite.json

property output_extensions#

where labextensions will go in the output folder

patch_one_overrides(jupyterlite_json, overrides_json)#

update and normalize settingsOverrides


add settings from overrides.json per app where they exist


a JupyterLite addon for jupyterlab core

class jupyterlite_core.addons.static.StaticAddon(**kwargs: Any)#

Copy the core “gold master” artifacts into the output folder


The path to a custom npm-style tarball (e.g. with package/package.json). This may alternately be specified with the $JUPYTERLITE_APP_ARCHIVE environment variable.


unpack and copy the tarball files into the output_dir


maybe remove sourcemaps, or all static assets if an app is not installed


well before anything else, we need to ensure that the output_dir exists and is empty (if the baseline tarball has changed)

prune_unused_shared_packages(all_apps, apps_to_remove)#

manually remove unused webpack chunks from shared packages