e-cidadania installation is very simple and is done almost in the same as any other django platforms.

Downloading platform

Official download page


The download section in the official website is not available yet.

The are several ways to download e-cidadania. The most simple of them is going to the downloads page in the website and download the latest stable or development versions, ready to use.

GitHub packages

Other way of downloading it is through the Github downloads page, which autogenerates a .zip and .tar.gz files based on the repository tags. You can find it in:

From repository

See Development version

Stable version

You can find the latest stable version in the download page in

Development version

Development version is available through various places. We use GIT as version control system, so you will have to install it in your computer.

GitHub (official repository):

git clone git://

Gitorious: (secondary repository):

git clone git:// (official mirror):

git clone git://


The installation process for e-cidadania is quite simple.


  • Apache, nginx, or any other web server with CGI suppport
  • FastCGI, uWSGI, Passenger or other CGI.


  • Python 2.7.x
  • django 1.4.x
  • PIL (Python Imaging Library)
  • python-datetime (version 1.5)
  • django-tagging
  • django-grappelli
  • feedparser
  • pyyaml

You can install all the required dependencies automatically with this command:

# pip install -r requirements.txt

Most of the requirements are automatically installed this way, but there are some packages that need to be installed via the system packages, for example:

  • PIL


There are reported errors for people that tried to install PIL from pip instead from the official system package. The problem is due to the lack of some features of PIL needed in e-cidadania.


There isn’t a proper installation process in e-cidadania, you just have to copy the files to you preferred installation directory.

If you’re going to make tests or develop e-cidadania, it is better that you follow the instructions on how to build the development environment: Creating the environment

If you are going to use it in production, or you just want to give e-cidadania a try follow this steps:


e-cidadania comes preconfigured for a development environment. You will have to set the DEBUG flag to False in src/e_cidadania/settings/

$ ./ syncdb # This will create all the database objects
$ ./ collectstatic # This will copy all the static content to *static/*
$ ./ runserver

This last command will execute the development server in the port 8000 of your machine, so you just need to type **localhost:8000” inside a web browser.

Now you can continue to Configuration