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Various common Django-related routines.

Project description

This library consists of various Django-related routines that extend or modify the behaviour of the framework:

  • extensions for (current directory resolution, namespace package support, settings profile support)
  • Choices: an enum implementation for Django forms and models (with predefined classes for languages, countries, etc.)
  • typical filters, template tags, models, form fields, etc.

Complete documentation for the package can be found here:

The latest version can be installed via PyPI:

$ pip install lck.django


$ easy_install lck.django

The source code repository and issue tracker are maintained on GitHub.

This package bundles some royalty free static images that are useful in almost every Django project:

For the curious, lck stands for LangaCore Kit. LangaCore is a one man software development shop of mine.

Note: lck.common requires Python 2.7 because all of its code is using the so-called four futures (absolute_imports, division, print_function and unicode_literals). One of the virtues in the creation of this library is to make the code beautiful. These switches give a useful transitional state between the old Python 2.x and the new Python 3.x. You should use them as well.

Note: Since 0.5.0 lck.django requires Django 1.3 because it makes my monkey-patching efforts much easier. Moreover, 1.3 nicely deprecates behaviour which I consider ugly.

Change Log


  • EditorTrackable introduced
  • Choices can be rendered in grouped form. Currently requires adding '--keyword=Group:2 ' to xgettext invocations in django/core/managemenet/commands/ Cleaning that up is planned for 0.6.0.
  • typical_handler works now with forms w/o a save() method
  • upperfirst filter introduced: ups only the first character
  • Square thumbnails for wide images now work properly
  • moved contents of helpers to common (enables i18n and cleans up the API), the helpers module is therefore deprecated
  • some i18n updates


  • in the thumbnail filter, support for automatic cropping to square introduced
  • minor translation updates


  • group members inherit shifted attributes


  • minor updates to PolishDateWidget


  • AvatarSupport abstract model for custom avatars. GravatarSupport can be used as fallback or independently.
  • typical_handler now properly supports file uploads
  • bugfixes: objects without any score don’t cause exceptions anymore
  • leftovers from namespace changes cleaned up


  • monkey patches of core Django annotated and regrouped for easier management in the future (yup, more to come)
  • a stats calculator
  • minor bugfixes


  • tags now support models with custom managers
  • for Named and Titled models a read-only name_urlencoded and title_urlencoded properties were introduced. Useful as arguments in template tags.
  • support for setting additional attributes on choices using an unholy << operator overload
  • in tags, support for getting objects marked with specific stems


  • migrated to the lck namespace from langacore.kit
  • migrated licensing from GPL 3 to MIT
  • bumped the trove from alpha status to beta, the code is in production for over a year now

Ancient history

  • No proper change log was kept before 0.5.0

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