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pypm install argonaut

How to install Argonaut

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  3. Type pypm install argonaut
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Lastest release
version 0.3.4 on Mar 31st, 2011


Version 0.3.4 (30th March 2011)

Author: Jason Robinson jaywink (at) basshero.org http://www.basshero.org

1. Description

Argonaut is a blogging engine built with Pylons. It is lightweight and can be deployed on many types of web servers running Python.

The application is still very much in alpha stages and as such there are bugs in the system and a lot of features which have not been implemented.

For more information please see the following links:
Authors webpage
Pylons HQ

2. Licence

Argonaut is distributed under the FreeBSD license. This means you can use, copy and distribute the code and application for free and with no obligations. It is however required that the included copyright is included with the application using source or binary components. Please see the file LICENSE.txt for the full license.

The licenses of the JavaScript components included with Argonaut do not enforce any additional requirements for reuse or distribution. Please see the licenses of these components and any included icons in the folder 'third_party_licenses'.

3. Installation

3.1 Prequisites for install

Please see Pylons documentation to get started with Pylons [http://pylonshq.com/docs/en/0.9.7/gettingstarted/].

3.2 Other components

In addition to Pylons, Argonaut uses the following components:

Of these the JavaScript components CKEditor, jQuery, pwi and AddToAny are distributed along with this package. The Python components are downloaded and installed by easy_install.

3.3 Installation and Setup

Prequisites for install must be fulfilled. Install Argonaut using easy_install:

easy_install argonaut

OR with local .egg file

easy_install <path_to_egg_file>

Make a config file as follows:

paster make-config argonaut config.ini

Tweak the config file as appropriate. Please see Pylons application setup pages for hints on editing the config file [http://pythonpaste.org/deploy/]. After this run the following to setup the application:

paster setup-app config.ini#arg

Then you are ready to go.

You can test the installation by running:

paster serve config.ini

After this visit the link

Optionally you can extract the source and run Argonaut by launching development mode via setup.py. Just extract the source, install Pylons and in the Argonaut base directory run:

python setup.py develop paster serve development.ini

4. Updating from a previous version

An automatic database schema update routine has been implemented since 0.3 version. Unfortunately this does not handle all database related changes. Please see changelog below for notes on what needs to be done with version upgrades.

5. Usage

5.1 Modifying the site

Argonaut features templates that can be used to control the site structure, layout and texts. Unfortunately in this early version there is no admin panel so all editing must be made to the files directly.

Template files are situated in argonaut/templates. Please see Mako documentation on how to change the templates.

5.2 Configuration

During application setup a database will be created in the form that is configured in config.ini. In addition to blog data, Argonaut also stores some configuration values in the database. These are stored in the table 'config'.

5.3 Users

The default user for writing posts is 'admin', password 'admin'. Currently users can only be added directly to the database. An admin panel will be added later.

5.4 Other usage notes

Proper documentation and usage will be added slowly over future releases :)

6. Support

Please contact the author at jaywink (at) basshero.org for support, ideas and bug reports.

7. Changelog

0.3.4 30th March 2011
  • Added custom javascript template that is loaded from base template for site wide usage.
  • Removed usage of sqlalchemy-migrate since it was causing problems. A new type of DB migration will be thought out later.
0.3.3 29th March 2011
  • Fixed routing for landing page with lowest page_order
  • Post commenting can now be disabled with the config setting comments_enabled, true/false
  • Fixed character encoding problem when getting page name from database
  • Base page now only displays links to active pages
  • Added a new page type, pwi_gallery, which is a gallery page using the jquery plugin 'pwi' (Picasa Webalbum Integrator javascript library, http://code.google.com/p/pwi/).
0.3.2 20th February 2011
  • Added 'media' and 'social' models to the database. Media contains links to images and other media items. Social contains links to contact information or other sites. Links are given a media ID which is displayed in the Social -box with an url to the site or contact information.
0.3 13th February 2011
  • sqlalchemy-migrate is now used to do automatic database schema upgrades according to model changes. Added as dependency, installed via easy_install automatically. Implementation thanks to: http://shane.caraveo.com/2010/09/13/database-migrations-for-sqlalchemy-part-duex/
  • Default landing page is now the one with the lowest page_order setting.
  • Pages are now mapped to a page type. Default page types are 'blog', 'archives' and 'tags'.
  • Page urls are now determined from page type, but can also be customised.
  • Custom page support has been added. Custom pages are mapped to page type 'custom' which redirects traffic to a mako template file as indicated in the pages table.
  • Version number will now be displayed in the Powered by -section in the main template. Removed these text strings and urls from the configuration table and placed them in the base template.

System Message: WARNING/2 (<string>, line 203)

Bullet list ends without a blank line; unexpected unindent.

Updating from version 0.2: - Pre-upgrade the database table 'pages' needs to be dropped for an easy upgrade. After

System Message: ERROR/3 (<string>, line 205)

Unexpected indentation.
this the script 'paster setup-app [config_file]#arg' needs to be run to create the table with the new schema. The rest of the database changes should be handled by the automatic schema update mechanism.
0.2 6th December 2010
  • Initial Pylons version release

0.1.x The 0.1 versions are the old PHP powered versions which were never released.

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