lesana - a collection manager
lesana is a python3 library to organize collections of various kinds.
It is designed to have a data storage / serialization format that is
friendly to git and other VCSs, but decent performances.
To reach this aim it uses yaml_ as its serialization format, which is
easy to store in a VCS, share between people and syncronize between
different computers, but it also keeps an index of this data in a local
xapian_ database in order to allow for fast searches.
.. _yaml: http://yaml.org/
.. _xapian: https://xapian.org/
lesana supports collections of any kind, as long as their entries can be
described with a mostly flat dictionary of fields of the types described
in the documentation file ``field_types``.
Some example collection schemas are provided, but one big strenght of
lesana is the ability to customize your collection with custom fields
either by simply writing a personalize schema.yaml or, in more complex
cases, by inheriting from it in another module.
lesana expects to run on a POSIX-like system and requires the following
* `ruamel.yaml <https://bitbucket.org/ruamel/yaml>`_
* `jinja2 <http://jinja.pocoo.org/>`_
* `GitPython <https://github.com/gitpython-developers/GitPython>`_
optional, to add git support.
Under debian (and derivatives), the packages to install are::
apt install python3-jinja2 python3-ruamel.yaml python3-xapian python3-git
(some of those are only available on stretch+ because earlier
versions lacked python3 support.)
lesana can be run in place from the git checkout / extracted tarball; to
use ``setup.py`` you will also need setuptools (e.g. from the
``python3-setuptools`` package under debian and derivatives).
Copyright (C) 2016-2019 Elena Grandi
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