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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.