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Tools and such for handling development of Armstrong applications

This package contains some of the various helpers needed to do development work on the Armstrong packages. If you're not actively developing, or working with development versions of Armstrong, you probably don't need this package.


Create a fabfile (either fabfile/ or simply in your project and add the following:

from import *

settings = {
    "DEBUG": True,
    # And so on with the keys being the name of the setting and the values
    # the appropriate value.

main_app = ""
tested_apps ("another_app", main_app, )

Now your fabfile will expose the various commands for setting up and running your reusable app inside a virtualenv for testing, interacting with via the shell, and even running a simple server.

Type fab -l to see a list of all of the commands.


pip install -e git://$name#egg=$name

Note: This currently relies on a development version of Fabric. This requirement is set to be dropped once Fabric 1.1 is released. To ensure this runs as expected, install the tswicegood/fabric fork of Fabric:

pip install -e git://


  • Create something awesome -- make the code better, add some functionality, whatever (this is the hardest part).
  • Fork it
  • Create a topic branch to house your changes
  • Get all of your commits in the new topic branch
  • Submit a pull request


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