Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
Django can be installed through pacman by installing the 'django' package.
# pacman -S django
There is also an svn PKGBUILD available in the AUR, 'django-svn'. Using yaourt it can be installed as follows.
# yaourt -S django-svn
Of course, you can always download it directly from The Official Website
Django is not used like other python libraries for the most part, but it can. After installation, you should be able to simply import django in any python script.
>>> import django
In order to start a project, use django-admin.py.
$ django-admin.py startproject myproject
This will create the directory myproject under the current directory. It will also create the manage.py script, which has more useful functions for managing and testing your project. For instance, django has a small test server built into manage.py.
$ python manage.py runserver Validating models... 0 errors found Django version 1.1, using settings 'modsite.settings' Development server is running at http://127.0.0.1:8000/ Quit the server with CONTROL-C.
It can be changed to run at, say, port 8080 like so.
$ python manage.py runserver 8080 Validating models... 0 errors found Django version 1.1, using settings 'modsite.settings' Development server is running at http://127.0.0.1:8080/ Quit the server with CONTROL-C.