FromThePage is an open-source tool that allows volunteers to collaborate to transcribe handwritten documents.
FromThePage is currently issued under the Affero GPL. This license remains controversial, however, so we are trying to preserve the option to dual-license the code.
FromThePage has been run successfully under both Linux and Windows. It currently requires Ruby on Rails version 2.3.5 and the RMagick, hpricot, will_paginate, and OAI gems.
These should be fairly standard unless you’re using Fedora, in which case see Installing Rails on Fedora 13. Most hosting providers (like hostingrails.com) will have these installed already.
gem install hpricot oai will_paginate rmagick gem install -v 2.3.5 rails
Create a database and user account for FromThePage to use.
First install git.
git clone git://github.com/benwbrum/fromthepage.git
file to point to the MySQL user account and database you created above.
to load the schema definition into the database account.