Here’s a list of documentation that helped me getting started with Python and TurboGears:
Official documentation – Preview documentation for 1.0
A request’s journey through the TG stack – Simple and beautiful
The CherryPy Documentation – the web development framework
Kid documentation – template language
SQLObject – object-relational mapper
The TurboGears discussion group isn’t very active. It is rare with more than ten
posts new topics per day. The freenode channel #turbogears has about 50 users logged in at 13:00 UTC/GMT +3 hours. The irclog shows that there aren’t very much activity here. 81 lines for one day.
Thanks to Trac it is easy to follow the status of the project and see who is doing what. Trac timeline is a good way to follow the activity of the project.
There is for sure enough documentation for a beginner to get started. I’ve heard complaints that there are too little of it. Compared to many other open source libraries I feel overwhelmed with material. There are also some on-line videos to learn from.
The activity on the forum and the channel were surprisingly low for a project that has so much fuzz. I was hoping for more discussion. You don’t always get an answer either in the channel. Not very nice for a newbie.
There is an upcoming book called Rapid Web Applications with TurboGears.