Pylons is a rapid web application development framework.

Full documentation is available online at


Installation instructions are at

If you want to install from source you can run the following command:

$ python install

This will display a message and download setuptools if the module is not already installed. It will then install Pylons and all its dependencies. You may need root privileges to install setuptools.


To test the source distribution run the following command:

you will need to install Pylons as well some additional tools.

$ python test

This will install additional dependencies needed for the tests. As above, you may need root privileges.


Generating documentation requires Sphinx:

$ easy_install Sphinx

Then to build the documentation use the commands:

$ cd pylons/docs/<lang>
$ make html