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Blueline

Requirements

General requirements:

virtualenvwrapper

Node.js

Node.js requirements (installed globally):

# LESS
npm install -g less

Setting up a development environment

# Change into the parent directory containing your repositories
cd path_to_repositories_root

# Clone the repository
git clone https://github.com/NUKnightLab/blueline.git

# Change into the project repository
cd blueline

# Create a virtual environment
mkvirtualenv blueline

# Activate the virtual environemnt
workon blueline

# Install python requirements
pip install -r requirements.txt

# Run the development server
fab serve

Files located in the source directory are stylesheets and assets for Blueline itself. Files located in the guide directory are specific to the style guide.

Deploying updates the the CDN

Changes made to javascript and CSS must be deployed to cdn.knightlab.com to be used. If you haven't yet, check out that Git repository to the same directory that contains your blueline respository.

To stage your changes without forcing latest users ahead, type fab stage This runs a build, copies the files into a versioned directory in your local cdn.knightlab.com repository, and tags the last commit with a version number.

To stage your changes to latest, type fab stage_latest This copies files from the versioned directory in your local cdn.knightlab.com respository into the corresponding latest directory.

You have to push and deploy all CDN changes separately.

Deploying to S3 (blueline.knightlab.com)

You need the secrets repository to deploy to S3. If you haven't yet, check out that Git repository to the same directory that contains your blueline respository.

To update S3, type fab deploy. This runs a build using the latest version tag and synchronizes the files in the build directory with S3.