Install required OS packages

Some requirements to get installed, they might be in your package manager:

sudo apt-get install python-dev
sudo apt-get install python-pip

These are required for the Python package lxml:

sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev
sudo apt-get install libxslt-dev

Virtual Environment

For getting this running on your local machine, the easy way to do that is setting up the virtualenvwrapper first.


virtualenvwrappers are isolated Python environments. This helps isolate your dependencies, especially when used with pip. virtualenvwrapper provides some convenient short-hand shell commands to make virtualenv nicer to use.

If you are on Mac OS X or Linux, the following command will work for you in creating a virtualenv

$ sudo pip install virtualenvwrapper

Set up virtualenvwrapper

In your shell initialisation file (eg. ~/.bashrc), add two lines like this:

export WORKON_HOME=$HOME/.virtualenvs
source /usr/local/bin/

(Change the path to depending on where it was installed by pip.)

WORKON_HOME is a directory where virtualenvwrapper is going to collect the virtualenvs that you use it to create.

virtualenvwrapper provides the following commands:

mkvirtualenv foo
rmvirtualenv foo
workon foo # activate the virtualenv called foo
deactivate # whatever the currently active virtualenv is

Now Create a new virtualenv for project:

$ mkvirtualenv myproject
New python executable in myproject/bin/python
Installing setuptools............done.
Installing pip...............done.
$ cd myproject
$ cdvirtualenv

Now, whenever you want to work on a project, you only have to activate the corresponding environment. On OS X and Linux, do the following

$ . venv/bin/activate

If you are a Ubuntu user, the following command is for you

$ workon myproject

Either way, you should now be using your virtualenv (notice how the prompt of your shell has changed to show the active environment).

How to install Nereid Project

Nereid Project(a Project management system), has been implemented as a Web application to be accessed using a web browser.

To experience this you should have installed tryton client. Following commands is to be followed for installing Nereid Project’s desktop client.

Nereid project can be installed like any other tryton module or python package as it comes bundled with a script. Alternatively the latest released version published to PYPI can be installed using PIP.

$ pip install trytond_nereid_project

A few seconds later and you are good to go.

So to start with, install following:

pip install psycopg2
pip install blinker

Both above packages should be installed by default but just in case to make sure, it they were not, they get installed in your current working environment.

Now, nereid-project is installed, to run the web app, Project Management system, refer Getting Started.