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How to write your own Lino application

Just in case you feel ready to start your own Lino application, here is how to do it. But you may leave this section for later. And don’t panic if you get stuck.

  • Find a verbose name for your application. Something like Lino Così, Lino Avanti, Lino Tera, Lino Voga, … The application name should identify your application so that its users can talk about it. Consult List of known Lino applications for a list of names that are already taken.

  • Find a nickname. The nickname is what you as the developer are going to type often. It must be unique in your developer environment.

  • Find the code name of the Python package that will hold your application. Consult PyPI for a list of code names that are already taken.

    For example, the code name for “Lino Così” is lino_cosi.

  • Run getlino startproject:

    cd ~/repositories
    getlino startproject NICKNAME
  • Answer the questions