Minimal newsletter management webapp.

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lists.im - newsletter management

How to run this software locally

Once you've checked out the git repository, set up a test environment with the following commands:

$ virtualenv ./venv
$ ./venv/bin/python setup.py develop

Then create a configuration file named, for instance, 'test.conf, with the following contents:

BASE_URL = 'http://localhost:5000'
SQLALCHEMY_DATABASE_URI = 'sqlite:///data.db'
SECRET_KEY = 'secret'
DEBUG = True

Create the database and populate it with test data:

$ export APP_CONFIG=$PWD/test.conf
$ ./venv/bin/python listsim/manage.py initdb
$ ./venv/bin/python listsim/manage.py create_test_data my.domain
$ ./venv/bin/python listsim/manage.py runserver

You should now have a lists.im instance running locally on port 5000. Login with one of the newly created test users (for example, "user1" with password "11") and try out the functionality. No emails will be sent by the test instance.

Maintaining translations

The translations are managed by the Flask-Babel extension, and there are some manual steps involved in maintaining them.

Updating the source code or templates

If you have modified the original English messages in the source code or the templates, you need to regenerate the top-level messages.pot file and run a merge step:

$ ./venv/bin/pybabel extract -F babel.cfg -k lazy_gettext -o messages.pot .
$ ./venv/bin/pybabel update -i messages.pot -d listsim/translations

Adding a new language to the application

If you're adding a new translation for an unsupported language, you need to initialize the language-specific messages.po file:

$ ./venv/bin/pybabel init -i messages.pot -d listsim/translations -l $LANG

Then, you need to modify the AVAILABLE_LOCALES setting in the listsim/__init__.py file so that users can select the new translation.

Updating a translation

To update an existing translation, edit the messages.po file for that language in the listsim/translations/$LANG/LC_MESSAGES directory. After you've done this, compile the updated translation:

$ ./venv/bin/pybabel compile -d listsim/translations


Copyright 2013 Autistici/Inventati <info@autistici.org>.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.