django-extraconfig icondjango-extraconfig 0.1.1

An entry-point based solution to extend the Django configuration
django-extraconfig is a Django app that allows to easily extend a Django project settings.py file. The only function provided by this module is load_extraconfig(entry_point_name, module_name).

extraconfig.load(entry_point_name, module_name)
 Loads all uppercase values from the entry point modules into the module with the name module_name overriding any existing values.

Usage

At the bottom of your settings.py file add:

try:
 import extraconfig
except ImportError:
 pass
else:
 extraconfig.load(< entry_point_name >, __name__)


entry_point_name can be any string value but it's a good practice to include the projectname in order to avoid name collisions. For example to load the extra configuration showed below, entry_point_name should be set to "my_project.extraconfig".

Creating an extra configuration

It's easy to create an extra configuration module. The minimal project layout is composed of two files: setup.py and the module file. The module will be installed using the setup.py file just like any other regular Python module. In order for django-extraconfig to know that this module should be used to override your Django configuration in setup.py you must add it in the entry point config.

A minimal setup.py file can look like this:

from setuptools import setup

setup(
 name='my_extra_config',
 version='0.1',
 py_modules=['my_extra_config'],
 entry_points = {
 'my_project.extraconfig': 'main = my_extra_config'
 }
)


Now you can add a my_extra_config.py file with the settings you want to override:

DEBUG = True

Installing the extra configuration

Once the extra configuration project is ready you can run:

python setup.py develop

This will install the extra configuration module in development mode, meaning you can edit the extra settings and all the changes will be visible without reinstalling it.

last updated on:
September 28th, 2011, 9:22 GMT
price:
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developed by:
Sever Banesiu
license type:
BSD License 
category:
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