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Welcome to adva-cms =================== adva-cms is a cutting edge open source application platform based on Ruby on Rails and Rails Engines. Different from others, adva-cms lives in vendor directory and keeps your main app directory clean and dandy. So you can reclaim app directory and use it only for your own application files. adva-cms makes it extensible: you can only pick those engines/features you really need for your application and omit the rest. All engines are designed to work together seamlessly, so the whole platform feels much more consistent for similar but separate Rails applications. Please check out /doc directory and our site http://adva-cms.org for more info. Installation: Release 0.3.0 =========================== Required: Rails 2.3.4, ImageMagick for image handling # install Rails 2.3.4 gems if you don't have them already sudo gem install rails --source http://gems.rubyonrails.org # install and setup adva-cms using a template rails my-app -m http://github.com/svenfuchs/adva_cms/raw/master/templates/adva-cms.0.3.0.rb # there's no step 3 cd my-app ruby script/server open http://localhost:3000 You should see adva-cms installation screen. Fill out the form and you're started, enjoy! You can install additional engines and plugins through rake adva:install. See below for more about that. *Important note for using adva-cms with Rails 2.3.4* You *must* use Rails' old routing recognition/generation mode in order for adva-cms to work correctly: # config/initializers/new_rails_defaults.rb # either comment out the following line or set it to true ActionController::Routing.generate_best_match = false Installation: Edge version using rails template =============================================== Required: Rails 2.3.4, ImageMagick for image handling # install Rails 2.3.4 gems if you don't have them already sudo gem install rails --source http://gems.rubyonrails.org # install and setup adva-cms using a template rails my-app -m http://github.com/svenfuchs/adva_cms/raw/master/templates/adva-cms.master.rb # there's no step 3 cd my-app ruby script/server open http://localhost:3000 You should see adva-cms installation screen. Fill out the form and you're started, enjoy! You can install additional engines and plugins through rake adva:install. See below for more about that. Installation: Edge version manually =================================== (this is basically what the template does...) Required: Rails 2.3.4 or newer, ImageMagick for image handling # Create your app rails my-app cd my-app rm public/index.html # Prepare the config/environment.rb and remove the public/index.html # in config/environment.rb make sure you have: require File.join(File.dirname(__FILE__), 'boot') require File.join(File.dirname(__FILE__), '../vendor/adva/engines/adva_cms/boot') # this line # You *must* use Rails' old routing recognition/generation mode in order for adva-cms to work correctly: # in config/initializers/new_rails_defaults.rb set: ActionController::Routing.generate_best_match = true # Clone the adva-cms ( this might take a bit, grab a coffee meanwhile :) ) git clone git://github.com/svenfuchs/adva_cms.git vendor/adva # or use: git submodule add ... # Install the core engines and copy the assets rake adva:install:core -R vendor/adva/engines/adva_cms/lib/tasks # install adva-cms to vendor/plugins/ rake adva:assets:install # symlinks plugin assets to public/ # Start the server ruby script/server open http://localhost:3000 You should see adva-cms installation screen. Fill out the form and you're started, enjoy! Installing/Uninstalling adva-cms engines and plugins ==================================================== You can install/uninstall adva-cms engines and plugins by using a set of rake tasks. Installation simply works by symlinking (copying on Windows) to vendor/plugins. There are the following tasks/subtasks: rake adva:install:all rake adva:install:core rake adva:install rake adva:uninstall:all rake adva:uninstall:core rake adva:uninstall For each of these tasks you can specify the option except and give it a list of engine/plugin names that should be excluded from the install/ uninstall task. E.g. rake adva:install:all except=adva_themes,adva_wiki rake adva:uninstall:all except=adva_themes,adva_wiki For the tasks adva:install and adva:uninstall one can specify the options engines and plugins and give it a list of engine/plugin names that should be included to the task. E.g. rake adva:install engines=adva_themes,adva_wiki plugins=adva_url_history rake adva:uninstall engines=adva_themes,adva_wiki plugins=adva_url_history (Accidentally, for the task adva:install:core one can specify the plugins option in the same way and thus install all core engines plus certain plugins.) For both the engines and plugins options one can specify the keyword "all" which then expands to all available engines and plugins respectively. Thus, these are equivalent: rake adva:install:all rake adva:install engines=all plugins=all When the "all" keyword is used with the uninstall task this only applies to all engines and plugins except the adva-cms core engines. To uninstall these you can still simply delete the symlinks (directories on Windows) from vendor/plugins. NOTE please note that right now assets not installed to public/ when engines are installed and they are not removed from public/ when engines are uninstalled. So after you've installed additional engines you'll most probably want to install the assets to public: rake adva:assets:install Configuration ============= You can change adva-cms configuration by including an initializer to your application and overwriting things that adva-cms sets as defaults. See the initializers in adva-cms engines/plugins, e.g. in vendor/plugins/adva_cms/config/initializers/* Running tests ============= Running tests for adva-cms version 0.1.2 or newer: $ sudo gem install mocha # We depend on this gem in some of our tests $ rake db:test:clone # Clones from your development database to test database $ vendor/adva/script/test_prepare_database # Prepares database $ vendor/adva/script/test vendor/adva/engines # Runs all tests $ vendor/adva/script/test vendor/adva/engines -p # Prepares the database and runs all adva-cms tests Please check out /doc directory for high level overview about adva-cms. Installing Selenium =================== $ (sudo) gem install Selenium selenium-client Unfortunately the jar that the Selenium gem (version 1.1.14) comes with does not work with Firefox 3. So we have to get the latest jar from the Selenium-RC site: Download the Selenium RC Beta 2: http://seleniumhq.org/download/ Once you have extracted the download we copy: selenium-remote-control-1.0-beta-2/selenium-server-1.0-beta-2/selenium-server.jar Over the jar that was installed with the Selenium gem: GEM_INSTALL_DIR/Selenium-1.1.14/lib/selenium/openqa/selenium-server.jar.txt # yes, with .txt in the end Development =========== Please report bugs to Lighthouse: http://artweb-design.lighthouseapp.com/projects/13992-adva_cms/overview Git repository: http://github.com/svenfuchs/adva_cms/tree/master adva-cms mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/adva-cms adva-cms irc: irc://irc.freenode.net#adva-cms Developers ========== Sven Fuchs Marko Seppä Clemens Kofler Matthias Viehweger Christopher Floess Priit Tamboom Thomas R. Koll Joshua Harvey Luca Guidi Mark Schlusnus