First off, the dev server should never be used for anything but development.
It is single-threaded and can only handle one request at a time. That means
a browser can't download several images, javascript files, etc.
simultaneously, and if one client is rendering a diff, everything else is
fully blocked.

That said, runserver should still work. If the pages aren't
rendering, it's likely due to not finding the media files. The first thing
to check is that you're running a modern SVN. For a short time (about a
week, maybe?), runserver was using the wrong directory for media files.

The second thing to check is that you have DEBUG=True in,
so that runserver will serve the media files.

If this is indeed for production use, I must stress again, don't use
runserver. It's not the correct solution and will cause you nothing but
headaches. We should instead find out what's not working with your Apache
install/configuration and get that working.


Christian Hammond -
VMware, Inc.

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 3:36 PM, SamClark <> wrote:

> Is it still possible to host review board using the django dev server?
> I've tried > runserver localhost:8000 but the user interface
> doesn't render properly. This is performed in the directory of a fresh
> svn checkout.
> I want to avoid using rb-site because I'm not having any luck serving
> review board through apache due to my own inexperience.
> >

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