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pypm install minimatic

How to install Minimatic

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  3. Type pypm install minimatic
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version 1.0 on Jan 5th, 2011

An extension to WebHelpers that enables a real time JS/CSS combination and minification in production mode.


Using easy_install:

$ easy_install minimatic

Using pip:

$ pip install minimatic

Source code

Mercurial repository is located at bitbucket.org.


It extends the WebHelpers functions javascript_link and stylesheet_link to take a modified set of parameters:

  • sources (list): JS/CSS items to process. Each item is one of the following:
  • (dict) with keys:
  • file: a path to the source file relative to the static file root
  • minify: minification method. Possible values (default False):
  • False (bool): use the source unmodified
  • strip (str): only strip extra whitespace and comments (applicable

System Message: WARNING/2 (<string>, line 35)

Bullet list ends without a blank line; unexpected unindent.

to CSS only) * minify (str): strip whitespace and apply other possible JS/CSS minifications. Note that this involves source parsing and will err on syntax errors (CSS hacks will be removed!). In effect the resulting file may be logically different * dest: if the source list is not combined then each item must provide a destination filename relative to the static file root * (str): it will be treated as (see above):

{'file': (str), 'minify': False}
  • combined (str): the combined filename relative to the static file root.

System Message: WARNING/2 (<string>, line 47)

Bullet list ends without a blank line; unexpected unindent.

Implies that the files need to be combined. If combined is None then every Item must have a dest key provided. * beaker_kwargs (dict): override default arguments that will be passed to beaker_cache. beaker_kwargs.update() is issued on default arguments. * timestamp append time.time timestamp to links to force browsers reload the JS/CSS assets, eg. test.js?t=123012343

The files will be combined in production mode; in development mode (debug=True) they will be served unmodified separately.


Mix and match the sources into one big JS file:

>>> javascript_link(

System Message: ERROR/3 (<string>, line 63)

Inconsistent literal block quoting.

... # These files are already minified; combine them only ... '/js/jquery.js', ... '/js/jquery-ui-custom.js', ... # These are custom files which need to be minified first ... dict(file='/js/base.js', minify='minify'), ... dict(file='/js/page-script.js', minify='minify'), ... combined='/combined/js/scripts.js', ... timestamp=True)

Serve CSS files separately (uncombined):

>>> stylesheet_link(

System Message: ERROR/3 (<string>, line 75)

Inconsistent literal block quoting.

... # This stylesheet is valid CSS and safe to parse and minify ... dict(file='/css/base.css', minify='minify', ... dest='/combined/css/base.css'), ... # This stylesheet is full of CSS hacks and only the extra whitespace ... # and comments should be stripped ... dict(file='/css/styles.ie6.css', minify='strip', ... dest='/combined/css/styles.ie6.css'), ... timestamp=True)

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