Lobsters Rails Project
This is the source code to the site operating at https://lobste.rs. It is a Rails 3 codebase and uses a SQL (MySQL in production) backend for the database and Sphinx for the search engine.
Install Ruby 1.9.3.
Checkout the lobsters git tree from Github
git clone git://github.com/jcs/lobsters.git
Run Bundler to install/bundle gems needed by the project:
Create a MySQL (other DBs supported by ActiveRecord may work, only MySQL has been tested) database, username, and password and put them in a
development: adapter: mysql2 encoding: utf8 reconnect: false database: lobsters_dev socket: /tmp/mysql.sock username: *username* password: *password* test: adapter: sqlite3 database: db/test.sqlite3 pool: 5 timeout: 5000
Load the schema into the new database:
Lobsters::Application.config.secret_token = '*some 128-bit hexadecimal secret*'
(Optional, only needed for search engine) Install Sphinx. Build Sphinx config and start server:
Run the Rails server in development mode: