django-autocomplete / docs / installation.rst


Installing the stable version

You can install Django AutoComplete with pip or easy_install:

pip install django-autocomplete
easy_install django-autocomplete

Alternatively you can download the last stable release from the Python Package Index and run python install from a terminal to install it.

Installing the development version

To get the latest updates and bug fixes install the developement version. You can do this by cloning the Mercurial repository with:

$ hg clone

Then you have to put the :file:`autocomplete` directory under your sys.path.

To update your local repository run the following commands from the :file:`django-autocomplete` directory:

$ hg pull
$ hg update

Serving the media files

In order to work properly Django AutoComplete needs some javascript files. These files are contained in the :file:`autocomplete/media` directory and must be served from your {{ STATIC_URL }}. This is easiest to achieve by adding 'autocomplete' to your INSTALLED_APPS and using the built-in support for static files in Django 1.3 and above.


Remember to put {{ }} in your template's <head> otherwise the Javascript won't be loaded.

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