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An integrated replacement for Mongrel+Revproxy systems in erlang

branch: master
    by Dave Fayram, Tom Preston-Werner

== Summary
Leverage the YAWS webserver (and additional erlang-based infrastructure) to
run Rails.

== Dependencies
* Erlang:
* Yaws:
* Ruby:
* Ruby Gems: 
  * rake:
  * erlectricty:
  * rack:

== Installation (from gem)

  sudo gem install fuzed

== Installation (from git)

Get it from the git repo:

  git clone git://

Change to the fuzed working copy:

  cd fuzed

Build Fuzed:

  rake build

== Configuration

Create a shared Erlang cookie on each machine. In order for Erlang processes in
different interpreters to communicate with each other, they each need to be
able to find a file called .erlang.cookie in the home directory of the user
under which they are running. The cookie should contain 20 uppercase alpha
characters on a single line (no newline).

Generate a starter Yaws config file with:

  fuzed-conf RAILS_ROOT 8080 > fuzed.conf

where RAILS_ROOT is the absolute path to the root directory of your Rails
project. You may optionally specify a port as the second argument. This will
generate a file called 'fuzed.conf' which contains a sample Yaws config file
that should be suitable for initial testing.

== Starting fuzed

Start the fuzed master server (yaws) locally:

  fuzed start -n server@ -c fuzed.conf

In another terminal, start a fuzed client locally:

  fuzed join -n client@ -m server@ -r RAILS_ROOT

where RAILS_ROOT is the same as before.
Point your browser at:


If everything worked out, you'll see your Rails app!

== What is a Valid Hostname?
  Erlang has a funny notion about what a valid hostname is. Localhost won't
  cut it. I recommend using rendezvous to point to your local host. Short of
  that, works.

== Contribution Notes
* Please note that empty directories should contain a .placeholder file
  (which should be empty), to facilitate the use of other version
  control systems which bridge to subversion but don't support empty
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