Political Memory is a toolbox designed by La Quadrature du Net to help european citizens to reach members of European Parliament (MEPs), and track their voting records.
Installation for development
Memopol with lqdn's customization is little bit more complex to install than a normal django project, but not that much more complicated.
Since the entire historic of MEPs and votes is kept, the install will be long.
Debian and debian-based
Install the base python virtualenv tools (on Ubuntu you have to enable universe):
sudo apt-get install python-setuptools python-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libfreetype6-dev libpng12-dev python-pip libatlas-base-dev g++ mercurial git libtidy-dev imagemagick ruby-sass sudo pip install virtualenv
Install the following to have the tools on Archlinux (please note that you may have to adapt the following install procedure):
pacman -S python2 libxml2 libxslt freetype2 python-lxml python2-pip python2-virtualenv libpng mercurial git imagemagick tidyhtml ruby-sass
Install the following to have the tools on Fedora (please note that you may have to adapt the following install procedure):
yum install python-setuptools python-devel libxml2-devel libxslt-devel freetype freetype-devel libpng libpng-devel python-lxml python-pip atlas-devel g++ mercurial git imagemagick rubygem-sass pip-python install virtualenv
Install the following to have the tools on OpenSuse (please note that you may have to adapt the following install procedure):
In a directory:
git clone git://gitorious.org/memopol2-0/memopol2-0.git git clone git://gitorious.org/memopol2-0/memopol-core.git cd memopol2-0 ln -s ../memopol-core/memopol . virtualenv ve source ve/bin/activate pip install -r requirements-dev.txt pip install -r ../memopol-core/requirements.txt
To enter the virtualenv
To quit the virtualenv
Build the db
For debug installations, you could keep the sqlite3 database as is. But for production environment you should modify the settings.py file in order to select another DB engine.
python manage.py init
You will have an error like this "ContentType matching query does not exist.", just redo the command a second time and this will be working. This is a known bug that we haven't got the time to fix.
You'll probably want to run this command to update your database:
python manage.py update_meps
And you should be done.
Run the server
python manage.py runserver
Your application is available on http://localhost:8000/
And you're done, but you might want to take a look at the next section depending on what you want to dev.
You can find more informations on how to use memopol in the memopol-core [README.md](https://gitorious.org/memopol2-0/memopol-core/blobs/master/README.md)