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Overview

django-debug-toolbar-autoreload

This package contains an extra panel for the excellent django-debug-toolbar.

The purpose is to automatically reload the page if a template that was used to render the current page is changed. It is for your browser what the runserver's auto-reload feature is for your python code.

Watch this screencast for a short introduction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQSoJF70if4

Install

  1. Put the debug_toolbar_autoreload source folder in your PYTHONPATH.
  2. Add 'debug_toolbar_autoreload' to your INSTALLED_APPS settings.
  3. Add 'debug_toolbar_autoreload.AutoreloadPanel' to your DEBUG_TOOLBAR_PANELS.

This means your settings file should look something like:

INSTALLED_APPS = (
    # ... other apps ...
    'debug_toolbar',
    'debug_toolbar_autoreload',
)

DEBUG_TOOLBAR_PANELS = (
    # default panels
    'debug_toolbar.panels.version.VersionDebugPanel',
    'debug_toolbar.panels.timer.TimerDebugPanel',
    'debug_toolbar.panels.settings_vars.SettingsVarsDebugPanel',
    'debug_toolbar.panels.headers.HeaderDebugPanel',
    'debug_toolbar.panels.profiling.ProfilingDebugPanel',
    'debug_toolbar.panels.request_vars.RequestVarsDebugPanel',
    'debug_toolbar.panels.sql.SQLDebugPanel',
    'debug_toolbar.panels.template.TemplateDebugPanel',
    'debug_toolbar.panels.cache.CacheDebugPanel',
    'debug_toolbar.panels.signals.SignalDebugPanel',
    'debug_toolbar.panels.logger.LoggingPanel',

    # autoreload panel
    'debug_toolbar_autoreload.AutoreloadPanel',
)

Requirements: Django 1.4 or higher is required since we need a multithreaded development server.

Contribute

  1. Download and setup the project:

    git clone https://github.com/gregmuellegger/django-debug-toolbar-autoreload.git
    cd django-debug-toolbar-autoreload
    virtualenv .
    source bin/activate
    pip install -r requirements/development.txt
    python manage.py syncdb
    python manage.py runserver
    
  2. Open one of the demo pages from http://localhost:8000/ in your browser.

  3. Hack

  4. Send a pull request