Why is collectstatic required for development?

asked 2014-09-14 02:22:53 -0500

Hi - why do all the guides say to run collectstatic and then runserver? Isn't staticfiles designed to pick up the static files from their respective folders and serve them without requiring collectstatic?

My understanding is that collectstatic is for Debug = False deployments. But I can't get askbot to work with Debug = True unless I run collectstatic.

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