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Djenesis begets Django projects

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Djenesis begets django projects.

Djenesis is a tool that helps with starting and working on Django projects. Virtualenv is a de facto requirement for any python project and especially so with django projects.

Djenesis does require virtualenv, and your first step is installation for your platform.

Virtualenv Installation

Mac OS X

Virtualenv requires the ‘install-name-tool’ command line utility to run properly on OSX. But by default OS X does not ship with this installed. It can be installed either by installing Xcode from the Mac App Store, or if you would like to avoid a several gigabyte download you can install the “Command Line Tools for Xcode” from Apple Developer Downloads. Note that both of these will require the creation of an Apple ID if you do not already have one.

Once either Xcode or the Xcode Command Line Tools are installed, you can install virtualenv with pip – if you don’t have pip, OSX ships with the easy_install command:

pip install virtualenv

or:

easy_install virtualenv

Windows

Make sure C:\Python27\Scripts is in your PATH variable. (Replace “Python27” with your version)

Download ez_setup.py and run it:

python ez_setup.py

Then you can install virtualenv with easy_install:

easy_install virtualenv

Ubuntu

Install pip and virtualenv from the package repository:

apt-get install python-pip python-virtualenv

Redhat

Install pip and virtualenv from the package repository:

yum install python-pip python-virtualenv

Tips & Tricks

Pip Download Cache

set the environment variable PIP_DOWNLOAD_CACHE, to reduce the need to download pip packages multiple times. e.g.:

export PIP_DOWNLOAD_CACHE=~/.pip_download_cache

User Stories

I want to create a new default django project

The simplest story, give djenesis a project name and it will initialze a new project:

$ djenesis djangoproject

This will create a new virtualenv environment at ./env-djangoproject, install the latest version of Django, and initialize a new django project at ./djangoproject using the standard django-admin startproject command.

I want to create a new django project based on my custom template

Probably the most common use case, start a new project based on a preferred project layout:

$ djenesis mynewproject git+https://github.com/concentricsky/djenesis-template.git

this will inflate a new project based on the template found at the git+url in a directory named mynewproject This will also create a virtualenv named env-mynewproject and install any packages found in requirements.txt found at the toplevel directory in the template.

I want to start working on an existing django project

A convienent way to start working on a project:

$ djenesis -i projectname git+git@github.com:user/project.git

this will initialize a virtualenv env-projectname and clone the project into projectname, just like without -i but will preserve .git or any other SCM management files. (.hg, .git, .svn)

I like using mkvirtualenv and workon

The virtualenvwrapper package is popular and is a convienent way to maintain a lot of different projects:

$ djenesis -w thenewproject

Template URL Formats

You can specify a template as either a path to a local file, a URL to a remote .tgz file, or as a SCM url:

/path/to/local/directory
http://example.com/django-template.tgz
git+git@github.com:user/project
git+ssh://user@example.com:port/repository.git#branch
hg+https://bitbucket.org/user/project
svn+http://project.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/project

Environment Variables

DJENESIS_DEFUALT_TEMPLATE
If set, djenesis will use this as the template argument if none is given on the commandline.
DJENESIS_VIRTUALENVWRAPPER
If set to “1”, djenesis will default to using the mkvirtualenv and workon commands.
DJENESIS_VIRTUALENVWRAPPER_PATH
The path to where virtualenvwrapper.sh has been installed.

Usage

Usage: djenesis [options] <project_name> [template]
Options:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -e VIRTUALENV, --virtualenv=VIRTUALENV
                        Specify the path to create the virtualenv
  -i, --initialize      Initialize from an existing project (dont remove scm
                        files)
  -w, --use-virtualenvwrapper
                        use 'mkvirtualenv' and 'workon' from virtualenvwrapper
  --virtualenvwrapper-name=VIRTUALENVWRAPPER_NAME
                        the name of the virtualenvwrapper environment to use
                        (defaults to project_name)
  --virtualenvwrapper-path=VIRTUALENVWRAPPER_PATH
                        the path to the virtualenvwrapper

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