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Sphene Community Tools (forum and wiki based on django)

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Sphene Community Tools (SCT) -
Copyright (C) by Herbert Poul (

Sphene Community Tools are django applications to build communities and 
similiar websites designed to be easily pluggable into any django 
project to build.
It currently consists of a forum, wiki and blog application.

## Directories

- sphenecoll/	Collection of django application (the base source for SCT).
- examples/     A simple example configuration for using forum and wiki

## Requirements

- [Django]( 1.0 or later
- Python >= 2.4 (Use >= 2.5 if you need wiki diffs with unicode support)
- [PyCrypto]( - (e.g. debian package python-crypto)
- [Python Imaging Library (PIL)](
- [South](

## Installation

(Note: Since 0.6 SCT also comes with an experimental - if you
are using (e.g. by executing: python install) please provide
feedback on or if it 
worked or if you encountered any problems.)

To find instructions on how to setup a simple project for using forum
and wiki see our tutorial at:

### Python library path

You need to add sphenecoll/ to your python include path.

### Maintenance cron job (Optional)

To recaulcate heat for forum threads and similar, you should add the following
cronjob to run once a day (or similar)

    /path/to/your/django/project/ sph_maintenance

### Cache

SCT makes use of django caching framework - it is therefore advised to 
configure CACHE_BACKEND django setting & co.
look at the [django caching documentation](

### Search

Please follow the [search documentation](

## Examples

There are currently two examples - a very simplistic 'simpleproject' in the
examples/ directory (see examples/simpleproject/README) and a more
sophisticated example called CommunityDraft which i recommend as using as a base for your
own projects (if you start from scratch).
See <> for details.

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