Friday, August 19, 2016

I updated the Community section and started a new page Developer interview.

I tested the Installing Lino guide and discovered that it needs more changes.


  • It is not necessary to define a LINO_CACHE_ROOT. This section should go to a later tutorial.

  • It seems that we need to split the installation guide: one version for those who just want to see a quick result and another version which installs a full developer environment. The quickstart version would clone only the The Lino Book repository. This will work of couse only when we get the templates problem fixed. Note that the The Lino Book project is probably the only one for which a version on PyPI makes no sense because it is solely for educational, testing and documentation purposes and not meant for use on a production server.

  • Also inv test now works almost out of the box, except e.g. for a TemplateNotFound: iban/uppercasetextfield.js. The files are contained in the tar.gz file, but it seems that they don’t get unpacked.

    In my ~/ I have:

    sdist_dir = '/home/luc/work/book/docs/dl'

    Now I can create an sdist archive in that directory:

    $ go cosi ; inv sdist

    This does not get published on PyPI since I don’t add the upgrade option.

    And then I can simulate a “real” install via PyPI by doing:

    $ pip install -f /home/luc/work/book/docs/dl/ lino-cosi