[Fixed]-Is Django Book platform available?


According to this post on the mailing list, the source hasn’t been released, and it doesn’t look like it will be.

I’d be interested in seeing the code as well.

All we know is that it uses the YUI / extjs comment system. Based on that mailing list post it sounds like the code the Django site uses is from a BSD licensed version of the code, so perhaps you could use that javascript as a starting point.

Ian Bicking created a similar commentary system implemented as WSGI middleware. Here are the docs for it. Looks like the source is here.


The Django Book is now available in sources (both examples and book content in reStructuredText):

  $ svn co http://djangobook.com/svn/trunk/en

I read book and try examples without leaving Emacs!!

PS Seems SVN server is down. Check https://github.com/jacobian/djangobook.com or even https://github.com/search?q=djangobook

NOTE book was originally published by Apress in 2009 and covered Django version 1.0. Since then it has languished and, in places, is extremely out of date


There’s a free, and fully supported, Django package that we built to have the same functionality as the Django Book site.


That codebase is used on several publicly-available websites, such at http://connectmv.com/tutorials

We do our best to maintain this package, so please give it a try and send us your feedback.



Remark box is built on the same principles as the DjangoBook comment system, its a free service for small sites.

And unlike other projects, it can be used on any HTML page, integration is just a few JavaScript lines. You might want to check it out if you like the DjangoBook-like contextual comments.

Their front page has a live demo http://www.remarkbox.com/



there is also commentpress, a similar comment model for wordpressm made by the institute for the future of the book http://www.futureofthebook.org/commentpress/


I think you’re looking for Open Book Platform (Chinese)

Its author, limodou, made a clone of the Django Book platform very early on.

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