Turbogears and Genshi baby steps

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

These are the baby steps for using Genshi template system in Turbogears.

1 - In case you have not installed Genshi do....
easy_install Genshi

2 - Create a new turbogears project with...
tg-admin quickstart genshibasic

3 - Go to controllers.py in ./genshibasic/genshibasic directory

add this to the Root class

def genshi(self):
return dict(pretty="basic")

4 - create a new template file ( genshi.html ) in the templates directory of the project.

include this in genshi.html ...

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
pretty ${pretty}

5 - Start your project with

python start-genshibasic.py

6 - Open your browser and type http://localhost:8080/genshi

The rest is to study carefully genshi documentation to be a black belt.