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Pipeline is an asset packaging library for Django.

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Pipeline is an asset packaging library for Django, providing both CSS and JavaScript concatenation and compression, built-in JavaScript template support, and optional data-URI image and font embedding.


To install it, simply:

pip install django-pipeline


For documentation, usage, and examples, see :



  • Fix packaging issues.


  • Fix forward-slashed paths on Windows. Thanks to @etiago
  • Fix CSS URL detector to match quotes correctly. Thanks to @vskh
  • Add a compiler_options dict to compile, to allow passing options to custom compilers. Thanks to @sassanh
  • Verify support for Django 1.11. Thanks to @jwhitlock


  • Supports Django 1.11
  • Fix a bug with os.rename on windows. Thanks to @wismill
  • Fix to view compile error if happens. Thanks to @brawaga
  • Add support for Pipeline CSS/JS packages in forms and widgets. Thanks to @chipx86


  • Fix performance regression. Thanks to Christian Hammond.


  • Added Django 1.10 compatiblity issues. Thanks to Austin Pua and Silvan Spross.
  • Documentation improvements. Thanks to Chris Streeter.


  • Various build improvements.
  • Improved classifiers. Thanks to Sobolev Nikita.
  • Documentation improvements. Thanks to Adam Chainz.


  • Made templatetags easier to subclass for special rendering behavior. Thanks to Christian Hammond.
  • Updated the link to readthedocs. Thanks to Corey Farwell.
  • Fixed some log messages to correctly refer to the new PIPELINE settings tructure. Thanks to Alvin Mites.
  • Changed file outdated checks to use os.path methods directly, avoiding potential SuspiciousFileOperation errors which could appear with some django storage configurations.


  • Add a view for collecting static files before serving them. This behaves like django’s built-in static view and allows running the collector for images, fonts, and other static files that do not need to be compiled. Thanks to Christian Hammond.
  • Update documentation for the ES6Compiler to clarify filename requirements. Thanks to Nathan Cox.
  • Add error output for compiler errors within the browser. This provides for a much better experience when compiling files from the devserver. Thanks to Christian Hammond.
  • Make unit tests run against Django 1.6 and 1.7. Thanks to Sławek Ehlert.


  • Fix filtering-out of files which require a finder to locate.
  • Allow compilers to override the output path.
  • Fix error reporting when a compiler fails to execute.
  • Fix IOErrors when running collectstatic with some nodejs-based compilers and compressors. Thanks to Frankie Dintino.
  • Fix compatibility of unit tests when running on Windows. Thanks to Frankie Dintino.
  • Add unit tests for compilers and compressors. Thanks to Frankie Dintino.


  • Fix Django < 1.8 compatibility. Thanks to David Trowbridge.
  • Allow to disable collector during development. Thanks to Leonardo Orozco.


  • Fix compressor subprocess calls.


  • Fix compressor command flattening.


  • Remove subprocess32 usage since it breaks universal support.


  • Fix path quoting issues. Thanks to Chad Miller.
  • Use subprocess32 package when possible.
  • Documentation fixes. Thanks to Sławek Ehlert and Jannis Leidel.


  • Add full support for Django 1.9.
  • Drop support for Django 1.7.
  • Drop support for Python 2.6.
  • BACKWARD INCOMPATIBLE : Change configuration settings.

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