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#19452 closed Uncategorized (duplicate)

your documentation is a poor introduction to a seemingly brilliant idea

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: 1.4
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no

Description

i'm working on windows vista.
i've installed activestate python 2.7, eclipse and pydev.
i installed django with AS python package manager PYPM.

your documentation is very easy to read - i really like the style of writing - but your 'hello world' project is awful!
you tell people to put a command in the python shell that has about a 50/50 chance of working - if the number of people inquiring on sites like stackoverflow about how to get django-admin.py working is anything to go by - and if it doesn't work, you suggest altering the os registry or 'symlinking'!?? It is the FIRST THING PEOPLE DO!!!
why not just give us a command that we can use? I've altered my registry with RegEdit, adding a key to the command or module in question and it still doesn't work. Why not just explain a temporary workround? I want to get a database/website cranked up and i'm wading through information about windows misinterpreting hashbang headers!

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comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by aaugustin

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The problem described here is essentially the same as #19344.

We've tried various permutations of this in the past and none works for everyone :(

To be fair, this is more a problem with the state of Python (and Python packaging) on Windows than with Django itself.

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