# Revision history [back]

First, congrats on the forum upgrade and the new looks :) Parts of the forum appeared in russian to me today, so I assumed something was happening :)

Now, I was integrating askbot into an existing application, merging the settings manually. There were several small issues (askbot uses older django, so some things moved between django.contrib and django.core, some were deprecated etc), but overall no problem. The automated settings.py checks were pretty helpful.

My question is about using askbot together with django.contrib.staticfiles. If I understand correctly, askbot doesn't use staticfiles. Static URLs and directories are hard-coded, and are automatically served by django (btw can this be turned off? i'd prefer to see an error), unless explicitly intercepted by the web server earlier (needs manual configuration with some obscure locations).

Is there any planned support for STATIC_URL, the SERVE_MEDIA flag and the "python manage.py collectstatic" utility? Pretty useful from deployment point of view, IMO.

Now, I was integrating askbot into an existing application, merging the settings manually. There were several small issues (askbot uses older django, so some things moved between django.contrib and django.core, some were deprecated etc), but overall no problem. The automated settings.py checks were pretty helpful.
My question is about using askbot together with django.contrib.staticfiles. If I understand correctly, askbot doesn't use staticfiles. Static URLs and directories are hard-coded, and are automatically served by django (btw can this be turned off? i'd prefer to see an error), unless explicitly intercepted by the web server earlier (needs manual configuration with some obscure locations).
Is there any planned support for STATIC_URL, the SERVE_MEDIA flag and the "python manage.py collectstatic" utility? Pretty useful from deployment point of view, IMO.