Django packages in Flask seems like a far-away dream, but shopyo 4.6.0 allows you to install Shopyo apps from pypi.
What is Shopyo?
Shopyo implements Django functionalities such as the admin panel etc by using existing Flask packages. But, it also implements Django-specifics like the
collectstatic command, migrations, apps, even new concepts like boxes etc.
What the fuss about django packages?
Shopyo allows you to use apps in your project. Shopyo apps are in the format
demo/ ├── forms.py ├── global.py ├── info.json ├── models.py ├── static ├── templates │ └── demo │ ├── blocks │ │ └── sidebar.html │ └── dashboard.html ├── tests │ ├── test_demo_functional.py │ └── test_demo_models.py └── view.py
Until now, shopyo apps could not be installed but used locally. Now, the project has been updated to allow it! You can examine shopyo-demo the first shopyo app to get a feel of what it’s like. Yes, you even have a sandbox to test the app, just like Django apps.
What to change from older projects?
init.py has a new variable called
installed_packages which should contain the installed app you want to add.
Then, nothing to change really, just imports and in
info.json make sure to set module name as
shopyo_<your module name>
Having such a system for Flask is very convenient instead of having to build components from scratch time and again. Sites like djangopackages.com are very useful to find what we need real quick.