Created: 2008-04-04 21:07
Updated: 2017-07-27 04:48



What's up with the name

Djournell combines 3 different words,

  • Cornell , as in the note taking strategy
  • Django , as in the web framework used to build it
  • Journal , as something used to take notes

How do I say it ?

Djournell is pronounced as "Journal"

Grabbing the Dependencies

Djournell itself has only two dependencies


Get the latest svn version of django by doing

 svn co


you will need the python module for the database you choose to use (you only need one of these) (You can get them from Sqlite is the default

  • Mysql : mysql-python
  • Sqlite : Pysqlite
  • PostgreSQL : python-pgsql

Installing Djournell

Configuring settings

In the root of the project there will be a file called, This file is extremely well commented , just follow the comments and change the relevant information to your specific settings , after you're done with that

Running the App

Now all you have to do is run this from the project root

    python ./ syncdb

then fill in all the information it asks for , when it asks you about an admin user say yes and fill in the relevant information after that , all you have to do is run

    python ./ runserver

then go to http://localhost:8000 in your web browser and you're off to the races

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