Lino Algus

Welcome to the Lino Algus project homepage.

A repository that you can use as template for writing your own Lino application.

Basic use is as follows:

  • We asume that you have installed a Lino developer environment.

  • Find a short one-word name for your application, for example “Lino Example”.

  • Download a zip snapshot of this repository from

  • Unpack the snapshot to a directory named ~/lino/lino_local/example.

  • In your project directory, rename all files and directories containing “algus” in their name to “example”:

    $ mv lino_algus lino_example
    $ mv lino_algus/lib/algus lino_example/lib/example
    $ ...
  • In all your files (.py, .rst, .html), replace all occurences of “algus” by “example” (and “Algus” by “Example”).

  • Edit the file lino_example/ (description, author, version, copyright etc).

  • Install your application into the Python environment (using develop mode):

    cd ~/lino/lino_local/example
    pip install -e .
  • To start the demo project, run the following commands:

    $ cd lino_example/projects/example1
    $ python prep
    $ python runserver
  • To publish your your project: Create a GitLab account if you haven’t already, log in, click “New project”, select “Create blank project”, give a project name (e.g. “foo”), submit. Then follow the “Command line instructions” to “Push an existing folder” given by GL in your new project page:

    cd existing_folder
    git init
    git remote add origin
    git add .
    git commit -m "Initial commit"
    git push -u origin master

Note: “algus” is the Estonian word for “start”. We did not name this template “Lino Start” because the word “start” is more likely to occur in variable names or text which is not related to the projet name.


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