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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 0.3.2
===========================
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 --version 2.3.4
# install and setup adva-cms using a template
rails my-app -m http://github.com/svenfuchs/adva_cms/raw/master/templates/adva-cms.0.3.2.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 --version 2.3.4
# 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
(Incidentally, 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
=============
The test-suite is intended to run on full install in an otherwise clean rails-app.
Running tests for adva-cms version 0.1.2 or newer:
$ rake adva:install:all # to prepare the database, all engines are needed
$ 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
Further options:
$ vendor/adva/script/test vendor/adva/engines -p # Prepares the database and runs all adva-cms tests
$ DO_NOT_REPORT_ASAP=true vendor/adva/script/test vendor/adva/engines # run all tests but only report errors in the summary
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
Raphala Wrede
Johannes Strampe
Priit Tamboom
Thomas R. Koll
Joshua Harvey
Luca Guidi
Mark Schlusnus