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Paster templates for creating Django applications as eggs

Project description

Introduction
============

fez.djangoskel provides paster templates for creating Django
projects and applications as eggs. Four templates are currently
provided.


Usage
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Install fez.djangoskel using easy_install. This should also install
paster as a dependency. You should then be able to see two new
templates available:

$ paster create --list-templates
Available templates:
basic_package: A basic setuptools-enabled package
django_app: Template for a basic Django reusable application
django_namespace_app: Template for a namespaced Django reusable application
django_namespace_project: Template for a namespaced Django project
django_project: Template for a Django project
paste_deploy: A web application deployed through paste.deploy

Create a Django project using the django_project template:

paster create -t django_project

Answer the questions that paster asks, and it will create a full
Django project with a template settings file and urls.py.

Applications are created in a similar way:

paster create -t django_app

Projects created with these templates do not have namespace packages: that is,
you will find a directory created with the name of the package you specified
which contains all the usual egg stuff, and the module will be under that
directory.

If you wish to create a namespaced package (similar, for example, to this
package: fez.djangoskel) then you should use the django_namespace_app and
django_namespace_project templates. Both work in the same way.

When creating eggs based on django_namespace_app or django_namespace_project,
paster will ask you for three pieces of information:

- Project name
- This should be the full dotted name of the package eg. foo.bar
- Namespace package
- This is the top-level namespace package, eg. foo
- Package name
- This is the name of the lower-level module, eg. bar

This will give you a directory layout like this:

./foo.bar
/foo
/bar

Your code will most likely be going under bar; this is where models.py, urls.py
etc. will be created.


Difference from Django's own templates
======================================

Django provides its own 'template' app and project generation.
Why use these templates?

- The primary motivation is that the projects and apps generated
by these templates are eggs. This means that they can be uploaded
to PyPI, and other developers will be able to easy_install them.

- These templates all provide skeleton documentation in the form
of HISTORY.txt and README.txt files.

- The application template also provides a lot more plumbing to get
you started writing tests: a tests module, test settings (which can
be invoked using python manage.py test --settings=project.settings)
and test URLConfs and settings that the test client can use.


Changelog
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0.2.0
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* Added templates for namespaced projects and applications

0.1.2
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* Fixed egg build problem which omitted templates

0.1.1
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* Corrected setup.cfg release tagging

0.1
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* Initial work on django_app and django_project templates

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