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Installing frontend Django dependencies via bower.

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Installing frontend Django dependencies via bower.


To get the latest stable release from PyPi

pip install jack-bower

To get the latest commit from GitHub

pip install -e git+git://

Add bower to your INSTALLED_APPS



Use ./ bower_init <app_name> to bootstrap an app with .bowerrc, bower.json and .gitignore. Add your dependencies to bower.json

    "dependencies": {
        "backbone": "1.0.0",
        "underscore": "1.4.4"

Then just run ./ bower_install and it’ll install all the dependencies in all the INSTALLED_APPS apps that has a bower.json. Default install path is static/bower_components/<library>, you can edit .bowerrc to change that.

Use like normal in templates:

{% load staticfiles %}
{% static 'components/bootstrap/bootstrap.js'%}


If you want to contribute to this project, please perform the following steps:

# Fork this repository
# Clone your fork
mkvirtualenv -p python2.7 jack-bower
npm install -g bower
make develop

git add . && git commit
# Send us a pull request

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