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Subject [2/10] git commit: [#5973] Simplify the README
Date Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:29:23 GMT
[#5973] Simplify the README

* explain SVN is optional (often tricky to install on some platforms)
* use rebuild-all.bash
* omit SCM symlinks since they don't add anything useful (/tmp works just fine for getting
started)


Project: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-allura/repo
Commit: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-allura/commit/c41530af
Tree: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-allura/tree/c41530af
Diff: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-allura/diff/c41530af

Branch: refs/heads/db/5973
Commit: c41530af3fe84e227e824b1a6289b9c5683d2ab2
Parents: 69756c5
Author: Dave Brondsema <dbrondsema@geek.net>
Authored: Thu Mar 14 11:01:27 2013 -0700
Committer: Dave Brondsema <dbrondsema@geek.net>
Committed: Tue Mar 19 12:26:03 2013 -0700

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 README.markdown |   47 ++++++++++++++++++-----------------------------
 1 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 29 deletions(-)
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http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-allura/blob/c41530af/README.markdown
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diff --git a/README.markdown b/README.markdown
index 4ef4221..d380157 100644
--- a/README.markdown
+++ b/README.markdown
@@ -17,19 +17,15 @@ We'll use [VirtualBox](http://www.virtualbox.org) and [Ubuntu 12.04](http://ubun
 
 # Installation
 
-Before we begin, you'll need the following additional packages in order to work with the
Allura source code.
+Before we begin, you'll need to install some system packages.  [Use google if you need additional
PIL/jpeg help.](http://www.google.com/search?q=ubuntu+pil+jpeg+virtualenv)
 
-    ~$ sudo aptitude install git-core subversion python-svn
-
-You'll also need additional development packages in order to compile some of the modules.
 [Use google for additional PIL/jpeg help.](http://www.google.com/search?q=ubuntu+pil+jpeg+virtualenv)
-
-    ~$ sudo aptitude install default-jre-headless python-dev libssl-dev libldap2-dev libsasl2-dev
libjpeg8-dev zlib1g-dev
+    ~$ sudo aptitude install mongodb-server git-core default-jre-headless python-dev libssl-dev
libldap2-dev libsasl2-dev libjpeg8-dev zlib1g-dev
     ~$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libz.so /usr/lib
     ~$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libjpeg.so /usr/lib
 
-And finally our document-oriented database, MongoDB
+Optional, for SVN support:
 
-    ~$ sudo aptitude install mongodb-server
+    ~$ sudo aptitude install subversion python-svn
 
 If you are using a different base system, make sure you have Mongo 1.8 or better.  If you
need to upgrade, you can download the latest from <http://www.mongodb.org/downloads>
 
@@ -44,10 +40,13 @@ Once you have virtualenv installed, you need to create a virtual environment.
 W
 
     ~$ virtualenv --system-site-packages anvil
 
-This gives us a nice, clean environment into which we can install all the allura dependencies.
 (The site-packages flag is to include the python-svn package).  In order to use the virtual
environment, you'll need to activate it.  You'll need to do this whenever you're working on
the Allura codebase so you may want to consider adding it to your `~/.bashrc` file.
+This gives us a nice, clean environment into which we can install all the allura dependencies.
+(The --system-site-packages flag is to include the python-svn package).  In order to use
the virtual environment, you'll need to activate it:
 
     ~$ . anvil/bin/activate
 
+You'll need to do this whenever you're working on the Allura codebase so you may want to
consider adding it to your `~/.bashrc` file.
+
 ## Installing the Allura code and dependencies
 
 Now we can get down to actually getting the Allura code and dependencies downloaded and ready
to go.
@@ -63,24 +62,14 @@ Although the application setup.py files define a number of dependencies,
the `re
 
 This will take a while.  If you get an error from pip, it is typically a temporary download
error.  Just run the command again and it will quickly pass through the packages it already
downloaded and then continue.
 
-And now to setup each of the Allura applications for development.  Because there are quite
a few (at last count 15), we'll use a simple shell loop to set them up.
-
-    for APP in Allura* Forge* NoWarnings
-    do
-        pushd $APP
-        python setup.py develop
-        popd
-    done
-
-Hopefully everything completed without errors.  We'll also need to create a place for Allura
to store any SCM repositories that a project might create.
-
-    for SCM in git svn hg
-    do
-        mkdir -p ~/var/scm/$SCM
-        chmod 777 ~/var/scm/$SCM
-        sudo ln -s ~/var/scm/$SCM /tmp
-    done
+And now to setup the Allura applications for development.  If you want to setup all of them,
run `./rebuild-all.bash`
+If you only want to use a few tools, run:
 
+    cd Allura
+    python setup.py develop
+    cd ../ForgeWiki   # required tool
+    python setup.py develop
+    # repeat for any other tools you want to use
 
 ## Initializing the environment
 
@@ -101,18 +90,18 @@ We have a custom config ready for use.
 
 ### Allura task processing
 
-Responds to asynchronous task requests.
+Allura uses a background task service called "taskd" to do async tasks like sending emails,
and indexing data into solr, etc.  Let's get it running
 
     (anvil)~$ cd ~/src/allura/Allura
     (anvil)~/src/allura/Allura$ nohup paster taskd development.ini > ~/logs/taskd.log
&
 
-### TurboGears application server
+### The application server
 
 In order to initialize the Allura database, you'll need to run the following:
 
     (anvil)~/src/allura/Allura$ paster setup-app development.ini
 
-This shouldn't take too long, but it will start the taskd server doing tons of stuff in the
background.  It should complete in 5-6 minutes.  Once this is done, you can start the application
server.
+This shouldn't take too long, but it will start the taskd server doing tons of stuff in the
background.  It should complete in 5-6 minutes.  Once this is done, you can start the application
server:
 
     (anvil)~/src/allura/Allura$ nohup paster serve --reload development.ini > ~/logs/tg.log
&
 


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