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A Django app to document and track the administration and maintenance of computer systems

Project description

django-system-maintenance is a Django app to document and track the administration and maintenance of computer systems.

Source code is available on GitHub at mfcovington/django-system-maintenance.



pip install django-system-maintenance

GitHub (development branch)

pip install git+


Add system_maintenance and its dependencies to INSTALLED_APPS in


Add the system_maintenance URLs to the site’s

from django.urls import include, path

urlpatterns = [
    path('system_maintenance/', include('system_maintenance.urls', namespace='system_maintenance')),

By default, lists of maintenance records, etc. are paginated with 30 records per page. This value can be customized in


This app is compatible with django-project-home-templatetags. Check out its Configuration Documentation if you want this app’s top-level breadcrumb to link to your project’s homepage. To activate project_home_tags functionality, you must define PROJECT_HOME_NAMESPACE and, optionally, PROJECT_HOME_LABEL in

PROJECT_HOME_NAMESPACE = 'project_name:index_view'    # Namespace of homepage
PROJECT_HOME_LABEL = 'Homepage'    # Optional; Default is 'Home'


Create migrations for system_maintenance, if necessary:

python makemigrations system_maintenance

Perform migrations for system_maintenance:

python migrate


  • Start the development server:
python runserver
  • Login and add yourself as a system administrator: http://localhost:8000/admin/system_maintenance/sysadmin/add/
  • Visit:

Version 0.4.6

Revision History

0.4.6 2018-12-14

  • Add missing migration

0.4.5 2018-12-13

  • Remove MarkupField args already defined by markupfield helper

0.4.4 2018-12-06

  • DRY up with markupfield_helpers

0.4.3 2018-12-06

  • Include migrations when packaging for distribution

0.4.2 2018-11-26

  • Add django-project-home-templatetags compatibility for breadcrumbs
  • Include tests in distribution

0.4.1 2018-11-05

  • Make compatible with Django 2.1
  • Python>=3.4; Django>=2.0,<3.0

0.4.0 2018-11-05

  • Make compatible with Django 2.0
  • Drop Python 3.2 and 3.3 compatibility
  • Python>=3.4; Django>=2.0,<=2.0.9

0.3.2 2018-11-05

  • Set upper bound of <2.0 for Django version
  • Python>=3.2,<3.8; Django>=1.7,<2.0
  • Final version that will be compatible with Django 1.11.16

0.3.1 2018-11-05

  • Prepare for upgrade to Django 2+
  • Update dependency version requirements

0.3.0 2018-11-04

  • Add unit tests and functional tests
  • Add links to view raw markdown
  • Update configuration instructions in README
  • Set next page to System Maintenance home page if accessing authentication page directly
  • Fix maintenance record status so it defaults to ‘In Progress’
  • Resolve Django 1.10 deprecation warnings
  • DRY and simplify

0.2.0 2015-12-12

  • Redirect to sysadmin authentication page instead of 404 if current user is not a sysadmin
  • Make pagination customizable via settings.SYSTEM_MAINTENANCE_PAGINATE_BY
  • Open System Maintenance admin page in a new tab
  • Add missing imports for plain text markup fields
  • Add installation instructions to README
  • Add default app configuration

0.1.0 2015-11-02

  • A Django app to document and track the administration and maintenance of computer systems

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