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You can run Django on PyPy, and it appears to be running reasonably well. By Django version 1.0 the current issues should have been resolved. For now you can get a project like Pinax from Django Hotclub up and running with a bit of extra work.

Check out PyPy

svn co pypy-dist

For Mac: Install Developer Tools Install MacPorts Install libffi

Build pypy-c

Magic translation command (example): ./ --thread --gc=hybrid targetpypystandalone --faassen --allworkingmodules --oldstyle

Check out Django

Do a subversion checkout of django trunk. Or get version 1.0 that has the signals speedup (ticket 6814) Or if ticket 6814 is not in yet, apply patch ticket 6857 (

Python 2.4

Django only requires Python 2.3. But, be aware that many popular django applications depend on Python 2.5 runtime lib.

  • elementtree (from xml.etree import cElementTree as ElementTree) python-openid yadis gdata

  • hashlib python-openid gravatar

Make a link to pypy-c in /usr/shared/bin

pypy-c ./ runserver --noreload

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