Creating a new cube from scratch
1.4. Creating a new cube from scratch#
Let’s start by creating the cube environment in which we will develop
# use cubicweb-ctl to generate a template for the cube
# will ask some questions, most with nice default
cubicweb-ctl newcube mycube
# makes the cube source code managed by mercurial
hg add .
If all went well, you should see the cube you just created in the list
cubicweb-ctl list in the Available cubes section.
If not, please refer to Environment configuration.
To reuse an existing cube, add it to the list named
__depends_cubes__ which is defined in
This variable is used for the instance packaging (dependencies handled
by system utility tools such as APT) and to find used cubes when the
database for the instance is created.