Serve files with Django and reverse-proxies.
django-downloadview makes it easy to serve files with Django:
- you manage files with Django (permissions, filters, generation, …);
- files are stored somewhere or generated somehow (local filesystem, remote storage, memory…);
- django-downloadview helps you stream the files with very little code;
- django-downloadview helps you improve performances with reverse proxies, via mechanisms such as Nginx’s X-Accel or Apache’s X-Sendfile.
Let’s serve a file stored in a file field of some model:
from django.conf.urls import url, url_patterns from django_downloadview import ObjectDownloadView from demoproject.download.models import Document # A model with a FileField # ObjectDownloadView inherits from django.views.generic.BaseDetailView. download = ObjectDownloadView.as_view(model=Document, file_field='file') url_patterns = ('', url('^download/(?P<slug>[A-Za-z0-9_-]+)/$', download, name='download'), )
- Documentation: http://django-downloadview.readthedocs.org
- PyPI page: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/django-downloadview
- Code repository: https://github.com/benoitbryon/django-downloadview
- Bugtracker: https://github.com/benoitbryon/django-downloadview/issues
- Continuous integration: https://travis-ci.org/benoitbryon/django-downloadview
- Roadmap: https://github.com/benoitbryon/django-downloadview/milestones