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TurboGears 2 Installation [ID:774] (1/1)

in series: Turbogears 2 Tutorials

video tutorial by percious, added 07/08

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This video shows how one might get up and running using TurboGears2. We start by creating a virtual environment to sandbox our installation and finish up with a working TG2 website.

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24. cartier love bracelet replique Wed, 21 Jul 2010 15:09

Thank you for a great video

23. ruletka94 Sat, 03 Jul 2010 13:17

Good work, thank you!

22. avalanche stadium series jersey Thu, 15 Apr 2010 06:00

Clearly I'm writing this as a thank you!

I have some experience with TG2 on windows -- and I'mnow transitioning to linux (surprised?) and this video was tremendously helpful.

Thank you very much indeed.


21. marinir seo 085-635-945-40 Mon, 08 Mar 2010 15:27

Thanks ! I am going to watch that 2 more times then get started !

20. anonymous Tue, 01 Dec 2009 14:32

Thanks for a good video tutorial.

That covers getting tg2 up and running. I would like to have seen the commands you pasted for a little longer.

The next step would be to show something like the 20 min wiki from Kevin redone for tg2.

Thanks again,


19. anonymous Mon, 20 Jul 2009 21:33

Great job! TG2 seems likely very easy to use. Pylons is also a great web framework, and now based on it TG2 will have a brilliant future.

17. anonymous Mon, 13 Jul 2009 15:47

Really useful stuff, thanks

16. anonymous Fri, 12 Jun 2009 08:48

Awesome! Thank You!

15. anonymous Sun, 07 Jun 2009 03:17

Great introductory video! TG2 looks like it has lots of potential, and I look forward to using it as a development framework.

14. anonymous Sat, 06 Jun 2009 08:27

thanks for the tutorial. I look forward to more on turbogears2

your pacing is good, I am able to follow along with your commands in a terminal. this may be more difficult as the topics get more involved...

13. anonymous Thu, 14 May 2009 14:27

Thanks !

12. anonymous Fri, 03 Apr 2009 19:33

Thanks! I haven't seen the video yet. I studied The Turbo Gears Book.

revising my comments... i reinstalled tg2 with 1.9.7b2 tg.devtool and it is working fine now.

volume of the video seemed to be very low. I followed this tutorial, but I am getting errors. I am using current tg.devtools. Here is the error

File "/Users/babu/tg2env/lib/python2.5/site-packages/Babel-0.9.3-py2.5.egg/babel/", line 629, in default_locale

return '_'.join(filter(None, parse_locale(locale)))

File "/Users/babu/tg2env/lib/python2.5/site-packages/Babel-0.9.3-py2.5.egg/babel/", line 737, in parse_locale

raise ValueError('expected only letters, got %r' % lang)

ValueError: expected only letters, got 'utf-8'

9. anonymous Sat, 22 Nov 2008 08:47

Great! It's very useful

8. anonymous Mon, 01 Sep 2008 00:13

Did you know that there is an Apt-get python-turbogears command that takes care of most of manual installation processes shown in this videocast.

Definitely a helpful video to get one started.

Just one note about Freebsd 7. The default development.ini seems to require pysqlite2 (via SQLAlchemy).

While python 2.5 comes with sqlite3 support, the FreeBSD port keeps this as a non-default option which is can be installed as a site-package. So i had two choices. Symlink the into the virtual-env lib/python, or create my virtual-env _without_ "--no-site-packages" (since I have pysqlite3 installed on my system). While not as pure an environment (which I'm aware could lead to other complications), I chose to go with the latter option.

One could also adjust the development.ini to use another database server if one is available.

("easy_install pysqlite" from within the virtualenv may be another option, but compilation currently fails on FreeBSD-amd64 for some reason.)

Mr. Percious, when I did the "sudo python develop" command, it didn't pull down the additional packages by itself. I had to go to internet and download this package and install it by myself.

However, it still worked after that. :)

Hi percious. I've blogged about this screencast

and this goes out to the two Planet Pythons. Hopefully we can spread some TG2-goodness to new users.

Ian (co-founder of ShowMeDo)

I like the installation process, TG seems easy to follow this way. However I i would like to get some text on top showing the command. Usually the video get's very blury on the actual command and flag. So it would be good to have the fonts show on top to mark the CLI input.

Also volume was pretty low.

welcome to showmedo! A terrific screencast - i'll be moving the site to TG2 sometime in the near future, probably using a clean TG2 setup - can see this screencast being useful. The pacing was good, and the presentation smooth. More TG2 stuff please - while Django is trying to hog all the limelight.

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Review of TurboGears 2 Installation

Nice screencast. I think it was very sensible to include virtualenv setup in the TG2 install screencast. The graphics and effects used are awesome. Congratulations!

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