Start A New Project

$ harvest init [--verbose] [--no-env] [--no-input] project_name

Arguments

project_name - The name of the project which must be a valid Python identifier since it will be an importable Python package. This means it can only contain alphanumeric characters and underscores and cannot start with a number, such as myproject, my_project, and project1, but not 1project, my-project or -myproject.

Options

--verbose - Pass to get all output printed to stdout. Multiple flags can be passed to increase the verbosity, e.g. -vv.

--no-env - Pass to prevent creating a virtualenv. If set, it is assumed the virtualenv is active prior to running this command to ensure dependencies are installed in the correct site-packages directory.

--no-input - Pass to prevent being prompted during the setup. This currently includes the prompt for setting up a superuser during the database sync. This is primarily useful for performing scripted builds.

This command performs the following steps:

  • Create a new virtualenv environment (name project_name-env)
  • Installs Django
  • Creates a starter project using the built-in Harvest template
  • Installs the base dependencies
  • Syncs and migrates a SQLite database, this requires you to answer a couple prompts (unless --no-input is passed)
  • Collects the static CSS and JavaScript files (mainly due to Cilantro)
  • Prints out a message to perform a couple commands in your shell

Post-Setup

After creating a new Harvest project, the next step is to define a few Django models. Run python bin/manage.py avocado check to see what needs to be further setup as well as optional settings and dependencies that can be installed.

Update Harvest

This command updates itself to the lastest stable version from PyPi.

$ harvest update

Install Demo

This command installs one of the Harvest demos.

$ harvest init-demo [--verbose] [--no-env] demo_name

Arguments

demo_name - The name of an available demo which is currently only openmrs.

Options

--verbose - Pass to get all output printed to stdout. Multiple flags can be passed to increase the verbosity, e.g. -vv.

--no-env - Pass to prevent creating a virtualenv. If set, it is assumed the virtualenv is active prior to running this command to ensure dependencies are installed in the correct site-packages directory.