Update On Pinax 16.04

Inspired by Linux distributions like Ubuntu, James Tauber proposed a different approach to releasing Pinax apps and starter projects. As a result of James’s proposal we announced Pinax 16.04 last month and explained as well the benefits of the approach as the rough plan we were going to follow.

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Pinax 16.04

Something new and exciting we are working on at the moment is a new Pinax distribution idea.

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Pinax Moves from Sphinx to MkDocs

We have been big fans of ReadTheDocs and have hosted our documentation there since its earliest days. Sphinx was at one time the only real option for writing docs and having ReadTheDocs build and host them.

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Pinax is Committed to Semantic Versioning

Versioning communicates and implies meaning. For packages to use arbitrary versioning is to cause confusion and is ill-advised.

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A Move to webpack and Away from Vendoring

For a while now, we’ve been maintaining a theme we use in all our projects based on Bootstrap, Font Awesome, and jQuery. Up until today, we have just vendored the static assets and included them by leveraging Django staticfiles finders.

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Anatomy of a Pinax Reusable App

The Pinax team has built a lot of reusable Django apps over the years. We have begun settling on certain patterns to make our apps more consistent. In this post we’d like to share with you the different aspects of what we are doing and why.

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Namespacing Pinax Packages

For most Pinax packages, we have begun namespacing under pinax.*, and will continue to do so by default.

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