|end of "coming soon" in the tutorial? - tutorial 5 feedback needed!||Tim Graham||9/15/12 4:24 PM|
Katie Miller and Ben Sturmfels have written a fifth tutorial covering making "polls" a reusable app. I've given it an initial review, but I'm hoping we can get a few more people to give it a look and/or try it out, particularly if you are an expert in packaging (which I'm not). Thanks guys!
p.s. I've built the docs with the latest patch here:
|Re: end of "coming soon" in the tutorial? - tutorial 5 feedback needed!||Tim Graham||9/16/12 4:22 PM|
|Re: end of "coming soon" in the tutorial? - tutorial 5 feedback needed!||AJHMvanRatingen||9/17/12 1:00 PM|
I'm not an expert in packaging, I've released a few apps, but my novice eyes caught some things:
* Bullet 6 under "Packaging your app" mentions the manifest file, without specifying anything useful about it to someone (eg: me) who doesn't know what it's for. Maybe add a descriptional oneliner, or a link to more details as a bare minimum.
The same goes for other steps here too; they merely instruct what to do without any background or analysis of the code, like the first tutorials do.
* Creating a release requires you to think about naming, and there's a couple of names to be defined:
- package name as found on pypi / installable with pip (django-polls)
- module name as it's imported in python (polls)
- name of the template dir (polls, = module name)
Maybe clarify the distinction and definition, and provide some guidelines. Eg: prepend 'django-' to django apps, and remove it from the module name, except when it might collide with another module, and use the same name for the template dir.
* The guide could include a link to documentation on how to setup and manage a VCS repo for collaboration (even just by pointing to how it's done for django itself). Also mentionable are other tools like (to name a few) readthedocs, django-apps.com, and, if CI was given a short introduction, travis-ci (since many django apps seem to use this) could be mentioned.
Just my thoughts to make this tutorial as good as the others!
|Re: end of "coming soon" in the tutorial? - tutorial 5 feedback needed!||Daniel Greenfeld||9/18/12 9:49 PM|
I'll toss in our own djangopackages.com as well as a resource. :-)
|Re: end of "coming soon" in the tutorial? - tutorial 5 feedback needed!||Tim Graham||10/13/12 3:43 PM|
Thank-you for the feedback, guys. I've updated the patch based on suggestions, so if you are interested, please take another look.
I also wanted to plug the tutorial 3 refactor that Daniel Greenfield tackled. As far as I'm concerned it's RFC if we can get another set of eyes to +1.
|Re: end of "coming soon" in the tutorial? - tutorial 5 feedback needed!||Russell Keith-Magee||10/13/12 5:34 PM|
Both of these are looking really good. I've left some comments on the
tickets, mostly fairly minor suggestions.
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|Re: end of "coming soon" in the tutorial? - tutorial 5 feedback needed!||Tim Graham||10/20/12 5:05 PM|
Thank-you to Russ and Carl for the feedback! I've merged the updates to tutorial 3 earlier this week.
I also updated the reusable apps tutorial to use distribute rather than distutils and incorporated other suggestions as noted in the ticket.
You can view the latest edition here:
I have no previous experience packaging with distribute, so any feedback is appreciated!