Setting up Build Environment
The site is built using grunt task runner, bower package manager for the web, and npm package manager for node. npm is used to manage the node modules required for building this site. bower is used to manage the front end packages that the site will depend on.
Both grunt and bower can be installed via npm once it is installed.
sudo npm install -g grunt-cli sudo npm install -g bower
To download the front end packages required for this site run the following command from the nifi-site directory.
To install the node modules required to build this site run the following command from the nifi-site directory.
The site is built using foundation a responsive front end framework. Consequently, the site is using sass and compass for CSS pre-processing. This will also require ruby to be installed along with sass and compass. Please follow the appropriate steps for installing Ruby in your environment.
Only Ruby is installed, both sass and compass can be installed via ruby gem with the following command.
gem install compass
Additionally, deploying the site will require SVN 1.6+.
Users running on Linux may need to install the ruby development package using one of the following commands.
sudo yum install ruby-devel
sudo apt-get install ruby-dev
Additionally, it may also be necessary to install the
nodejs-legacy package in order for
grunt to run properly:
sudo apt-get install nodejs-legacy
Once the necessary gems are installed, it is important that the gems' executable directory is in the user's PATH. For example:
NOTE: it is important that the fully qualified directory name be used. Simply using
result in errors when running Grunt, such as:
Running "compass:dist" (compass) task
Warning: You need to have Ruby and Compass installed and in your system PATH for this task to work. More info: https://github.com/gruntjs/grunt-contrib-compass Use --force to continue.
Aborted due to warnings.
It is recommended that you update your environment's configuration so that this is always in your PATH, as this will be required every time that grunt is run.
To build the site run the default grunt task. This will assemble the site and place the resulting site in the dist folder. Part of this assembly is actually building the various guides and Rest Api documentation bundled in the application. Because of this, Maven must be installed and available on the PATH. Additionally Java must be installed in order for the Maven build to succeed. Refer to the NiFi documentation for minimum requirements for Maven and Java.
If developing new content/features for the site, it may be helpful to run the dev task which will build the site and continue to watch the source files for changes. Any changes will cause the site to be rebuilt.
To deploy new changes to the live site, run the deploy task
This will go through each step required to deploy changes to the site. Updates are performed by committing to a SVN repository. This means that svn must be installed and available on the PATH. Additionally, it requires SVN 1.6+. The deployment process will show the files being committed and provide an option to view a diff, proceed with the commit, or abort.
Contains fragments that will be included on all pages of the site. Most notably here is the topbar.hbs that defines the Menus on the top of the site. If a new page is being added or removed it is done here.
Contains pages that are written in HTML. Any new HTML based content should reside here.
Contains pages that are written in Markdown. Any new Markdown based content should reside here.
Application Style Properties
- 'ni': #7A96A4
- 'fi': #0F3541
- Toolbox: #7299AC
- Toolbar: #A0BAC7
- Flow Status: #D9E4E8
- Utilities: #81A0B4
Technologies & Resources
- Google Fonts API
- Web Font Loader
Except as otherwise noted this software is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0
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