https://github.com/joke2k/django-environ has helpers for loading most of
the backends from urls. We use it with a docker based deployment at the
moment.

On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 8:46 AM, Ryan Hiebert <r...@ryanhiebert.com> wrote:

> I'd love to see better support for PaaS configuration, especially
> 12-factor. We use Heroku, and I've been directly exposed to the challenges
> and had to come up with some of my own solutions. Here's some thoughts I
> have on the matter, in no particular order.
>
>
> The SECRET_KEY needs to _not_ be required for the `collectstatic` command.
> I haven't tracked down why it currently _is_ required, but it means that I
> have added this line to my project, solely so that my project can be built
> on Heroku.
>
> SECRET_KEY = os.environ.get('SECRET_KEY', 'not-so-secret')
>
> SECRET_KEY is effectively optional (though I'm careful to make sure it's
> set), and I don't see a good reason that should be. Note that environment
> variables aren't normally available during slug build, since changing
> environment variables doesn't re-build the project.
>
>
> I believe that the biggest current impediment to finding a great solution
> to loading Django settings is that the settings are based on a Module.
> Django-Configurations has done an excellent job of making that into a
> class-based API instead, which allows for mixins and inheritance. Having
> built-in support for this would be an excellent way to allow 3rd party
> solutions to build up settings programatically. In the case we are
> discussing, from the environment.
>
> I believe this would make it far easier for projects like Kristian's
> django-12factor and dj-email-url to work well. dj-email-url is a good idea
> (put all the settings in 1 variable, like dj-database-url), except that all
> the settings are split up at the top-level of the module, making what's
> conceptually one multi-facted setting a multi-line pain.
>
> One possibility would be extending `DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE` with an
> optional class, separated with a colon, so to get a django-configurations
> style class you'd use
> `DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=myproject.settings:MySettings`. Or we could change
> the variable name `DJANGO_SETTINGS`, which would allow us to avoid the
> colon: `DJANGO_SETTINGS=myproject.settings.MySettings`. Or paint the
> bikeshed some other color.
>
>
> I'd love to see some of the support for environment configurations brought
> into Django, but IMO moving away from a module based settings API is a more
> pressing concern that would enable 3rd party libraries to come up with
> elegant solutions.
>
>
> On Apr 11, 2016, at 4:32 AM, Kristian Glass <
> googleto...@doismellburning.co.uk> wrote:
>
> I wrote django12factor to do something similar. One of the things I like
> least about it is the process of actually using it from your settings.py -
> there's things in there I'd love to see in the generated default.
>
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