The Django-Nova project is a Django module that is used to provide web based
interactions with the OpenStack Nova cloud controller.
There is a reference implementation that uses this module located at:
It is highly recommended that you make use of this reference implementation
so that changes you make can be visualized effectively and are consistent.
Using this reference implementation as a development environment will greatly
simplify development of the django-nova module.
Of course, if you are developing your own Django site using django-nova, then
you can disregard this advice.
Django-Nova uses Buildout (http://www.buildout.org/) to manage local
development. To configure your local Buildout environment first install the following
Then instantiate buildout with
$ python bootstrap.py
This will install all the dependencies of django-nova and provide some useful
scripts in the bin/ directory:
bin/python provides a python shell for the current buildout.
bin/django provides django functions for the current buildout.
You should now be able to run unit tests as follows:
$ bin/django test
You can run unit tests with code coverage on django_openstack by setting
$ NOSE_WITH_COVERAGE=true bin/test
Get even better coverage info by running coverage directly:
$ coverage run --branch --source django_openstack bin/django test django_openstack && coverage html
TODO: Brief introduction on what you do with files - including link to relevant help section.