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open-shot - Open Knesset Question & Answers

This repository holds the code for localshot, a Sadna project to help voters. The code contains a Django project for a specific municipality and allows the citizens to ask and up-vote questions and for candidates to answer.

You are invited to fork the code, improve the design and send a pull request

Quick Start - Linux

$ sudo apt-get install git-core mercurial python2.7-dev python-setuptools libjpeg-dev
$ sudo easy_install pip
$ sudo pip install virtualenv
$ git clone https://github.com/hasadna/open-shot.git
$ cd open-shot
$ virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python2.7 ENV
$ source ENV/bin/activate
$ pip install -r requirements.txt
$ python manage.py test
$ python manage.py syncdb --migrate --noinput
$ python manage.py runserver

You should now be able to access the site at http://localhost:8000

If you experience problems with avatars, it could be your libjpeg is missing. Try to use PNG, and checkout this answer.

MS Windows

Python setup:

  1. Install the latest Python 2.xx` that matching your architecture (32 or 64 bit).

  2. Download 'distribute` for your architecture and install it.

  3. Open command windows and:

    cd c:\Python27\Scripts
    easy_install pip
    pip install virtualenv

Git setup:

  1. Log in or sign in to github

  2. Go to the 'Open-Shot' project and Fork it

  3. Download and install GitHub for Windows.

  4. Run the GitHub program (you should have an icon on the desktop).

  5. Sign in with your username and password.

  6. Run Git Shell (should have an icon on desktop).

  7. In the Git shell create the virtualenv as follows:

    cd C:\
    C:\Python27\Scripts\virtualenv --distribute --system-site-packages hasadna
    cd hasadna
  8. Clone the project:

    git clone git@github.com:your-name/open-shot.git oshot
  9. Sync your local env with the project requirements (this will take some times so have a cup of coffee and relax):

    pip install -r oshot\requirements.txt


  • If "pip install" worked -- then most of the hard work is behind you.

  • If "pip install" failed with error message 'hg was not found':

    install 'Mercurial' from http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/Download
    and then
    run 'pip install -r oshot\requirements.txt' again
  • If you have another problem, post your error and we will help you fix it.

Sync the database:

cd oshot
python manage.py syncdb --migrate --noinput

Activate the local web server:

python manage.py runserver