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A Django-based way to write desktop applications

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Proton
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Proton is a Django module for building desktop apps. It provides a management command
to run the project as a desktop application rather than a server, as well as some
basic starter templates for using various stylesheets.
Behind the scenes, this is done by running the server on an arbitrary high port
and opening a thin web browser pointing to localhost on that port.

Quick Start
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1. Install dependencies:
Ubuntu: `apt-get install python-gi gir1.2-webkit-3.0 gir1.2-gtk-3.0

2. Add "proton" to your INSTALLED_APPS setting like this::

INSTALLED_APPS = [
...
'proton',
]

3. Add the following values to your settings.py file:

WINDOW_TITLE = 'Title of window'
WINDOW_SIZE = (WIDTH, HEIGHT)
WINDOW_MAXIMIZE = False

WINDOW_SIZE is a tuple containing the default width and height of the window.
WINDOW_MAXIMIZE represents whether the window should be maximized by default.

4. Run `python manage.py window` to run the app locally using the dev server.

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