OpenCongress - a Ruby on Rails application for displaying information about Congress
Getting started with our code
Start by installing all the packages required by OpenCongress.
sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-client postgresql-contrib libpq-dev ruby1.8 ruby1.8-dev rubygems libopenssl-ruby imagemagick libmagick9-dev gcj-4.4-jre
or Mac OS X, start by installing MacPorts, then run:
sudo port install postgresql84 postgresql84-doc postgresql84-server ImageMagick md5sha1sum wget
Follow the instructions from the port install for initializing your database
Then grab the gems you need:
sudo gem install rails bluecloth mediacloth hpricot htree jammit json pg RedCloth ruby-openid simple-rss rmagick htmlentities oauth
Note for OS X: You may need to specify additional compile options for the pg gem. Make sure pg_config is in PATH and run
sudo env ARCHFLAGS="-arch x86_64" gem install pg
B. Database setup
Switch to the postgres user and setup a db user following prompts for password and superuser.
sudo su postgres createuser opencongress -P
Create your database
createdb opencongress_development -O opencongress
Import the tsearch2 backwards compatibility lib from wherever your postgres contribs got installed.
psql opencongress_development < /your/install/share/postgresql/contrib/8.4/tsearch2.sql
exit postgres user
C. App Setup
Copy over example yml files in /config
cd config; for file in `ls *example*`; do cp $file `expr "$file" : '\([^-\.]*\)'`.yml; done
password: (password from step B)
Now you can start the solr server and run the database migrations
cd ..;rake solr:start rake db:structure:load rake db:seed
create some dirs for data
Make sure all your data paths are set and exist in your environment file then run
rake update:all to fetch and parse all available data sources. This process will take a very long time. Take a look at /lib/tasks/daily.rake for all the rake tasks if you want to run them individually.
Now just a
script/server and you should be running
Copyright (c) 2005-2010 Participatory Politics Foundation
OpenCongress is licensed, as a whole, under AGPLv3. Components added prior to OpenCongress version 3 (July 27, 2011) were and are licensed under GPLv3. All components added for or after OpenCongress version 3 are licensed AGPLv3. When you contribute a patch to OpenCongress, it will be licensed under AGPLv3. See LICENSE-AGPLv3 file for details.