Tasmania Fire Service Volunteer Roster

A rostering application to help manage volunteer firefighters during busy fire seasons.


Assuming you are deploying using Postgres and uWSGI, install the required Python packages:

$ pip install uwsgi psycopg2 tfsroster

Create a settings.py file that defines at least the following:

from tfsroster.settings.production import *

# Who to email when things break.
    ('Your name', 'you@example.com'),

# Make this unique, and don't share it with anybody.
SECRET_KEY = 'Secret key!'

# The domain name this application will be served from
ALLOWED_HOSTS = ['example.com']

    'default': {
        'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.postgresql_psycopg2',
        'NAME': 'tfsroster',
        'USER': 'username',
        'PASSWORD': 'password',
        'HOST': 'localhost',
        'PORT': '',

# How to send emails. A properly configured email server is required to
# send emails that don't bounce.
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.7/topics/email/#email-backends
EMAIL_BACKEND = 'django.core.mail.backends.smtp.EmailBackend'

# The from address used to send emails. An invalid address may cause
# emails to bounce from strict email hosts.
DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL = 'from@example.com'

# The location to save static and uploaded files to.
# The use running the application must have write access to MEDIA_ROOT
# for uploads to work.
MEDIA_ROOT = '/path/to/assets/media/'
STATIC_ROOT = '/path/to/assets/static/'

Other settings you may want to define include:

# Enable this if things break
DEBUG = True

Next, set up some environment variables:

# Settings module is at e.g. /etc/www/tfsroster/settings.py
export PYTHONPATH="/etc/www/tfsroster:$PYTHONPATH"

Run the following to initialise the database and copy all static assets into STATIC_ROOT. These commands should be run after each install or upgrade of the package.

django-admin migrate
django-admin collectstatic

Finally, run uwsgi:

uwsgi --master --module=tfsroster.wsgi:application

You will probably want to add some more settings, such as --socket so you can connect to the uwsgi process from your webserver.