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Update wompt to work with a later version of node.js and ruby. Readme


Node 0.6

  git clone
  cd node
  git checkout v0.6.5
  make install


  tar -xzf mongodb-linux-i686-2.0.4.tgz
  mv mongodb-linux-i686-2.0.4.tgz /someplace/in/your/path


  git clone
  git submodule update --init

Wompt authentication server

  gem install bundler

Start in dev mode



Wompt authentication server

  cd authentication
  bundle exec rackup


  node nodejs/server.js

Local Development

Offline mode

node nodejs/server.js -offline

Running Wompt with the -offline flag tells wompt to rely on no external dependencies.

  • Facebook JS isn't loaded
  • Facebook Like and Send buttons aren't included
  • Uses a local copy of jQuery (needs jQuery in `nodejs/public/external/') instead of google's CDN


Start / Stop

We have run scripts in the capistrano shared directory called wompt and wompt_auth These can both be run like this wompt start and wompt_auth start We have monit setup to monitor both processes, so the easiest way is: # while logged into the server ... sudo monit restart wompt sudo monit stop wompt sudo monit start wompt

You can also manually start wompt and wompt_auth using the scripts below: ~/www/wompt/shared/wompt start|stop ~/www/wompt/shared/wompt_auth start|stop

But starting and stoping can be done from your dev machine with the following commands. These can be executed from anywhere inside the app root directory i.e. it works in /wompt/app just as well as in /wompt cap production deploy:restart

Pushing changes

You'll either need to SSH into the EC2 instance, or you'll need Capistrano (a ruby gem) locally for deploying. The deploy command also creates a git tag deploy_yyyy_mm_dd... and pushes it to origin (this can be skipped by adding the deploy:tags:skip option) Locally: (within any subdirectory of the application) cap production [deploy:tags:skip] deploy # see a list of all commands cap -T

On Box: cd /ubuntu/www/wompt/current cap production deploy #cap does sudo for you, no need for it here

Deployment Environment Configuration

Deployment Environment

This specifies the directory to deploy to, the name of the git branch, and which application environment to use. These settings are stored in /config/deploy.rb.

Application Environment

This specifies all the various settings for the application: db name, constants, file locations, port numbers, ... All of these are loaded from the files in /nodejs/environment and /authentication/config. Settings from the default environment are deep-merged with the application environment specified in the Deployment Environment config.

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