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Django app for serializing objects into Cocoa Property List XML

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django-plist is a Django application that trivializes the serialization of Django model objects into the XML format used by Property List files on the Cocoa platform (iPhone/Mac OS X).


Please refer to INSTALL.markdown for installation instructions. Notice the last section on configuring Django and ensure that you have the correct settings in INSTALLED_APPS and TEMPLATE_LOADER.


Usage instructions can be found in docs/overview.markdown which is also available online.


0.6 - 2010-05-20

  • Do not serialize private model fields. Fixes bug introduced with multi database support in Django 1.2.

  • PropertyListSerializationFailedError now sends a meaningful message to Exception.__init__ to make stacktraces useful when debugging.

0.5 - 2010-01-19

  • Added as_plist keyword argument to render_array shortcut to control serialization of objects without altering Model classes, see updated documentation in docs/overview.markdown.

  • Tests: Added test suites for shortcut functions and generic views

  • Tests: Added Cocoa integration tests in cocoa_tests/. These require a functional GCC/Cocoa suite to run.

  • Bug: Dictionary keys are now properly escaped as #PCDATA

  • Bug: render_dictionary() rendered None as a string. None is now rendered as an empty dictionary.

  • Bug: datetime.datetime objects should not output fractions of seconds.

  • Bug: objects should render with T00:00:00, Cocoa fails to read the property list otherwise.

  • Bug: datetime.time objects now render as string, Cocoa apps barf on the <date>HH:MM:SS</date> elements.

0.4 - 2009-10-29

  • Added missing files to which caused build errors when installing with

  • XML data is now properly escaped in <string>

0.3 - 2009-10-28

  • Raises an error when rendering fails, i.e. when the object is not a model, does not have a as_plist() method or is not a basic type.

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