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@@ -6,6 +6,7 @@ Telescope is an open-source, real-time social news site built with [Meteor](http
- [Telescope Site](http://telesc.pe)
- [Telescope Demo](http://demo.telesc.pe)
- [Telescope Meta](http://meta.telesc.pe/) – Discussions about Telescope
+- [Telescope Wiki](https://github.com/SachaG/Telescope/wiki)
# License
- Telescope is distributed under the [MIT License](http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT)
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- cd /some/path
- Run `mrt`
-# Running Telescope on Heroku
-- Use the [Heroku buildpack for Meteorite](https://github.com/oortcloud/heroku-buildpack-meteorite) to push to Heroku: `heroku create --stack cedar --buildpack https://github.com/oortcloud/heroku-buildpack-meteorite.git`
-- Add MongoHQ addon
+# Hosting Telescope
-# Running Telescope on EC2
-- Check out [Dirk Krause](https://gist.github.com/dirkk0)'s [installation script for EC2](https://gist.github.com/4530915).
+I recommend using either Meteor's own free hosting service, or checking out [Modulus](http://modulus.io/).
# First Run
-- Set the root URL variable used for Twitter auth (on Heroku: `heroku config:add ROOT_URL=http://your_url`)
-- Set the mail URL variable used for email notifications (for example, with [Mailgun](http://mailgun.com) on Heroku: `heroku config:add MAIL_URL=smtp://postmaster%40YOUR_DOMAIN.mailgun.org:YOUR_PASSWORD@smtp.mailgun.org:587/`)
- Fill in your Twitter keys (by clicking on "Sign Up/Sign in" in your Telescope top bar)
- The first user account created will automatically be made admin
- Check out the settings page and fill out basic things like the site's name
# Local Variables
-Meteor uses local environment variables for a few things, such as configuring email. While this is straightforward to do on Heroku (see above), on a local dev environment the best way is to set up an alias for the `mrt` command.
-
+Meteor uses local environment variables for a few things, such as configuring email. While some platforms (like Modulus) make it easy to configure them from their web dashboard, on a local dev environment the best way is to set up an alias for the `mrt` command.
For example, to configure Meteor to use Mailgun for email, in your `.bash_profile` file just add:
`alias m='MAIL_URL=smtp://username:password@smtp.mailgun.org:587/ mrt'`
-
This can also be useful for starting Meteor on a specific port:
`alias m4='MAIL_URL=smtp://username:password@smtp.mailgun.org:587/ mrt --port 4000'`
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