django-environments / README


Manage different settings for different locations (machines), or
Fabric's 'roles', like local (your machine), development (shared
development system), test, staging/acceptance and production.

Compatibility with virtualenv

Please note django-environments can be nicely used together with
virtualenv, especially virtualenvwrapper's bin/postactivate script.

Getting Started

This is a fully working Django project. You can copy files from it
as needed to your own projects.

 1. Copy scripts/initenv_example to scripts/initenv.
 2. Edit initenv and set ``PROJECT_ROOT``, ``DJANGO_PROJECT`` (always a
    subdirectory of ``PROJECT_ROOT``) and ``PROJECT_SETTINGS``.
 3. Activate the environment using ``source scripts/initenv``.
 4. When using virtualenv with virtualenvwrapper, you can do 
    ``source <path-to-project>/scripts/initenv`` from bin/postactivate.

If everything works okay, the following shell aliases are created:

 * cdroot - go to project root.
 * cdjango - go to django project root (one lower than project root).
 * runserver - perform runserver with the correct settings.

Using Apache mod_wsgi

Copy the mysite/deploy/example.wsgi to mysite/deploy/local.wsgi,
and add something like this to your httpd.conf:

WSGIPythonHome /Users/.virtualenvs/django-environments # Optional
WSGIScriptAlias / /Users/foobar/repos/django-environments/mysite/deploy/local.wsgi

The 'local' in local.wsgi will automatically make sure settings.env.local
is used. Create other .wsgi files for other environment settings.


 * The mysite/settings directory replaces and contains
   the default settings in, which is imported in
 * The mysite/settings/env directory contains the different settings
   files for every environment.
 * All .wsgi files in the mysite/deploy folder are equal; their
   respective filenames are used to determine which settings to import.
 * As discussed above, the scripts directory contains the shell
   scripts intended to be sourced with the ``source`` command.


 * is just there to demonstrate the ``SERVE_MEDIA`` setting.
 * is just there to make this a complete django project.