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djangocms-helper 0.3.1

Helpers for django CMS plugin development

Latest Version: 0.8.1

Helper for django CMS plugin development

djangocms-helper is a set of commands to handle django CMS plugins development process.

It’s a modified version of django CMS’s own develop.py script, modified to handle generic plugins development process.

Common options

  • --cms: Loads configuration to properly run a django CMS-based application;
  • --extra-settings: Path to a helper file to set extra settings; see Customizing settings for details;

Usage

The command must be executed in the main plugin directory (i.e. in the same directory as the setup.py file) as it needs to import files relative to the current directory.

The basic command structure is:

djangocms-helper <application> <command> [options ...]

where <application> is the django application name and <command> is one of the available commands. Optins vary for each command.

Available commands

test

Test command allows to run the application test suite using test environemnt similar to the django CMS testsuite.

Test structure

Currently two different tests layouts are supported:

  • tests outside the application module:

    setup.py
    tests
        __init__.py
        test_module1.py
        ....
    
  • tests inside the application:

    setup.py
    application
        tests
            __init__.py
            test_module1.py
            ...
    

Depending on the used test runner you may need to setup your tests accordingly.

Currently supported test runners are:

  • Django’s DiscoverRunner (default)
  • Django’s DjangoTestSuiteRunner (option --simple-runner)
  • Nose’s NoseTestSuiteRunner (option --nose-runner)

You can also write your own runner an use it with --runner option.

Arguments
  • <test-label>: a space-separated list of tests to run;
Options
  • --runner: custom test runner to use in dotted path notation;
  • --failfast: whether to stop at first test failure;
  • --migrate: whether to apply south migrations when running tests;
  • --xvfb: whether to configure xvfb (for frontend tests);
  • --nose-runner: use django nose test suite
  • --simple-runner use Django DjangoTestSuiteRunner

shell

Starts a django shell for the test project.

compilemessages

Compiles the locale messages.

makemessages

Updates the locale messages for the current application.

makemigrations

Updates the application migrations (south migrations or Django migrations according to the current installed Django version). For South, it automatically handles initial / auto options.

pyflakes

Performs static analysis using pyflakes with the same configuration as django CMS.

authors

Generates the authors list from the git log suitable for the AUTHORS file.

Customizing settings

For non trivial applications, you’d probably want to customize the base django settings provided by djangocms-helper.

This can be achieved by either putting a cms_helper.py file in the application main directory or by passing the path to the file using --extra-settings option (use full path complete with .py extension).

The file must contain a HELPER_SETTINGS dictionary containing the desired settings:

HELPER_SETTINGS = {
    'TIME_ZONE': 'Europe/Rome',
    'INSTALLED_APPS': [
        'another_application',
    ]
}

All the parameter in settings will override the default ones, except INSTALLED_APPS and TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS that will be appended to the existing ones.

Installation

Installing from pip:

pip install djangocms-helper

Installing from source:

pip install git+https://github.com/nephila/djangocms-helper#egg=djangocms-helper

Requirements

  • django CMS 3.0 (django CMS 3.0.4 is required for pyflake command)
  • docopt
  • tox
  • dj-database-url

Authors

djangocms-helper was written by Iacopo Spalletti.

 
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