virtualenvwrapper 2.1

virtualenvwrapper is a set of extensions to virtualenv for creating and deleting virtual environments and otherwise managing your development workflow, making it easier to work on more than one project at a time without introducing conflicts in their dependencies.

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What’s new?

Yesterday I released version 2.1 of virtualenvwrapper. The primary purpose of this release is a set of enhancements to support virtualenvwrapper.project, a new extension to manage project work directories with templates.

The base project plugin gives you automatic creation of work directories to hold sources and other artifacts for a project. Each time you run mkproject you’ll get a virtualenv and a matching directory in $PROJECT_HOME. Continuing the theme of extensibility, there is also a new API for creating project “templates”. A template has complete access to the virtualenv and project directories, and can install software, configure it, set up source repositories, etc. Anything you need to do on a regular basis when starting work on a new project.

To illustrate the utility of project templates, I also released virtualenvwrapper.bitbucket, a template to automatically clone a Mercurial repository from BitBucket each time a new project is created.

Here’s an example of all three working together:

$ mkproject -t bitbucket virtualenvwrapper.bitbucket
New python executable in virtualenvwrapper.bitbucket/bin/python
Installing distribute.............................................
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virtualenvwrapper.user_scripts Creating /Users/dhellmann/.virtualenvs/virtualenvwrapper.bitbucket/bin/predeactivate
virtualenvwrapper.user_scripts Creating /Users/dhellmann/.virtualenvs/virtualenvwrapper.bitbucket/bin/postdeactivate
virtualenvwrapper.user_scripts Creating /Users/dhellmann/.virtualenvs/virtualenvwrapper.bitbucket/bin/preactivate
virtualenvwrapper.user_scripts Creating /Users/dhellmann/.virtualenvs/virtualenvwrapper.bitbucket/bin/postactivate

Creating /Users/dhellmann/Devel/virtualenvwrapper.bitbucket
Applying template bitbucket
virtualenvwrapper.bitbucket Cloning ssh://hg@bitbucket.org/dhellmann/virtualenvwrapper.bitbucket
requesting all changes
adding changesets
adding manifests
adding file changes
added 3 changesets with 10 changes to 8 files
updating to branch default
8 files updated, 0 files merged, 0 files removed, 0 files unresolved
(virtualenvwrapper.bitbucket) $ ls
src
(virtualenvwrapper.bitbucket) $ cat src/.hg/hgrc
[paths]
default = ssh://hg@bitbucket.org/dhellmann/virtualenvwrapper.bitbucket

virtualenvwrapper 2.1 also includes several smaller changes and bug fixes (including the pernicious TMPDIR problem several users have reported).