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README
Revision management for Django TextFields
=========================================

This app provides a model field for Django called ``RcsTextField`` --
named after `Revision Constrol System`.

Currently this app implements Subversion, Git and Bazaar backends for 
versionizing the content of the field. Other backends are planned.

The `HEAD` revision always stays in the db for maximum performance.


Example Wiki app
----------------

An example usage of django-rcsfield is provided in the reuseable
wiki app ``rcs.wiki``, which also lives in this repository.

To try django-rcsfield with the wiki create an empty django project with::

    django-admin.py startproject example
    
Edit example/settings.py and add ``rcsfield`` and ``rcs.wiki`` to 
INSTALLED_APPS::

    INSTALLED_APPS = (
        ...
        'rcsfield',
        'rcs.wiki',
    )
    
Still in the settings.py specify which backend you want to use for versionizing
the contents. The most simple solutions would be to start with the test-backend,
which just stores it's history in Ram. This means that everytime the runserver
reloads due to code changes all history is lost. To use the test-backend add::

    RCS_BACKEND = 'test'
    
to example/settings.py. Other options are:

* bazaar::

      RCS_BACKEND = 'bzr' # uses bzrlib
      BZR_WC_PATH = '/tmp/rcsfield-repo/' # where the repo should be created
      
* svn::

      RCS_BACKEND = 'svn' # uses pysvn
      SVN_ROOT = 'http://example.com/svn/repo-name/' # how to reach the repo
      SVN_WC_PATH = '/tmp/rcsfield-repo/' # where to checkout the working-copy
      
* git::

      RCS_BACKEND = 'gitcore' # uses git-python
      GIT_REPO_PATH = '/tmp/rcsfield-repo/' # where the repo should be created

* mercurial::

      RCS_BACKEND = 'hg' # uses mercurial
      HG_REPO_PATH = '/tmp/rcsfield-repo/' # where the repo should be created
      
      
Edit example/urls.py to include the wiki url-conf:

    urlpatterns = patterns('',
        ...
        (r'^wiki/', include('rcs.wiki.urls')),
    )
    
Then run ``manage.py syncdb`` and ``manage.py runserver`` and start
using the wiki. Running ``syncdb`` will also make sure, that the repo is
set up for all uses Rcs-Fields used in the models.

Currently the Wiki requires a login to edit pages (and it will redirect you
to the edit-view of the index page if the wiki is empty), as no login-view
is bundled, please use contrib.admin to login and the start editing pages in
the wiki.

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