Jython support is not as complete as indicated
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While django itself works admirably with Jython, there are a few issues not mentioned here which are likely to cause significant problems for people intending to rely on Jython to deploy Django.
For example, the django-jython database support packages don't work with versions above 1.3 without monkey patching, I believe.
Furthermore, due to some bugs or 'features' in Jython, many Django apps (including the Django Rest API) do NOT work with Jython at the moment. I wasted a couple of days figuring this out :( though to be fair, Django has saved me many more hours than that in my life :)
I believe the docs could be more informative here by providing a list of supported configurations and third-party apps.
Django does support Jython, but it can be a little finicky depending on what apps/versions you want to use.
Known good configurations:
- Django 1.3.1 with Jython2.7b1 with django-jython1.3
Known to be incompatible:
- Django 1.4+ with any version of django-jython (fixable with tiny patch - link).
Plug-ins known NOT to work:
- Django REST framework
Installation instructions continue largely as before....
I know it may be difficult to generate such a list, but even an incomplete version listing a few major apps / working combinations would be very helpful in assessing whether or not this option is likely to work, potentially saving developers a lot of time and wasted effort!
Possibly it could even be done as a forum thread and linked to from the docs.
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comment:1 Changed 14 months ago by lukeplant
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comment:2 Changed 14 months ago by EvilDMP
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