The OSP website uses the Visual Culture api as basis to show our work based on our gitted practice. The osp app, contained in the visualculture project, can also be used as a standalone django app. This means you don’t need to install all of visual culture locally when you just want to work on the OSP website.

Getting started

  • install django and additional django apps
  • you can also use your distributions package manager,
  • or create a virtual env

install dependencies via pip inside your virtual env, the OSP dependencies are gathered in a requirments.txt inside folder osp/

pip install -r requirements.txt

At the time of this writing, dependencies are so:

  • Django==1.4.20
  • Markdown==2.6.2
  • amqp==1.4.6
  • anyjson==0.3.3
  • argparse==1.2.1
  • billiard==
  • celery==3.1.18
  • django-appconf==1.0.1
  • django-celery==3.1.16
  • django-compressor==1.4
  • django-cors==0.1
  • kombu==3.0.26
  • pytz==2015.4
  • six==1.9.0
  • wsgiref==0.1.2

to install the less css compiler, you need to install node js. download the latest version, and do a

./configure make sudo make install

install the less compiler through npm:

sudo npm install -g less

move into your osp folder, then get the files:

git clone git@git.constantvzw.org:osp.tools.visualculture.git cd osp.tools.visualculture/visualculture/osp/

create settings file

cp settings.py.example settings.py

run development server

python manage.py runserver

now you can make changes and check your progress on the development server. When you are happy, commit. To propagate your changes to the server, run:


Directory layout

/visualculture/osp application

/visualculture/osp/static less, js, static images

/visualculture/osp/templates templates