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Ringo is a small Python based high level web application framework build with Pyramid. Ringo tries to make it very easy to build form based web application to manage your data. Because Ringo provides many basic features which are often used in modern web applications it greatly speeds up development. But it is also flexible and offers many ways to configure the layout, behaviour and workflow of your application. See the list of :ref:`features` for more details.

Ringo comes with an application scaffold which can be used as a boilerplate for your application development. See the development part in the documentation for more details on how to build a Ringo based application.


Ringo is Free Software. It is licensed under the GPL license in version 2 or later. See for more details on the license.


Ringo provides some basic features which are useful if you build your web application based on Ringo:

  • Easy extendible and configurable modular architecture,
  • Basic actions for every module including:
    • Search and sortable listing (storeable and configurable)
    • Basic CRUD actions
    • CSV, JSON import and export
  • Role based authorisation.
  • Authentication with email registration and password reminders
  • Powerfull statemachine to model workflows in modules.
  • Layout and validation of forms using the Formbar library
  • Versioning of forms (see what changed to the last version)
  • Widely configurable from the web UI.
  • Nice console client for various administration tasks.
  • ...


To start the testsuite invoke the following command:

py.test --app-config test.ini

Or with display of the coverage of the tests:

py.test --cov=ringo --app-config


The source of documentation comes with the source of Ringo and can be found in the "docs" folder. To generate the HTML version of the documentation please invoke the following command:

invoke docs

You need to have the sphinx package installed in order to generate the documentation. A generated version of the documentation is available on

Getting Started

The fastest way to get an impression of Ringo`s core functionality is to start the standalone application of Ringo with the following steps: