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django-configurations 0.8

A helper for organizing Django settings.

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django-configurations eases Django project configuration by relying on the composability of Python classes. It extends the notion of Django's module based settings loading with well established object oriented programming patterns.


Install django-configurations:

pip install django-configurations

Then subclass the included configurations.Configuration class in your project's or any other module you're using to store the settings constants, e.g.:

# mysite/

from configurations import Configuration

class Dev(Configuration):
    DEBUG = True

Set the DJANGO_CONFIGURATION environment variable to the name of the class you just created, e.g. in bash:


and the DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE environment variable to the module import path as usual, e.g. in bash:

export DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=mysite.settings

Alternatively supply the --configuration option when using Django management commands along the lines of Django's default --settings command line option, e.g.:

python runserver --settings=mysite.settings --configuration=Dev

To enable Django to use your configuration you now have to modify your or script to use django-configurations's versions of the appropriate starter functions, e.g. a typical using django-configurations would look like this:

 #!/usr/bin/env python

 import os
 import sys

 if __name__ == "__main__":
     os.environ.setdefault('DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE', 'mysite.settings')
     os.environ.setdefault('DJANGO_CONFIGURATION', 'Dev')

     from import execute_from_command_line


Notice in line 10 we don't use the common tool but instead

The same applies to your file, e.g.:

 import os

 os.environ.setdefault('DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE', 'mysite.settings')
 os.environ.setdefault('DJANGO_CONFIGURATION', 'Dev')

 from configurations.wsgi import get_wsgi_application

 application = get_wsgi_application()

Here we don't use the default django.core.wsgi.get_wsgi_application function but instead configurations.wsgi.get_wsgi_application.

That's it! You can now use your project with and your favorite WSGI enabled server.

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