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The Bricolage Frequently Asked Questions address the evaluation of Bricolage, common errors and instalation issues, element administration, template administration, and more.
O’Reilly has published
Content Management with Bricolage as an appendix to its book, Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason. This introduction to Bricolage covers installation, concepts, element administration, and of course Mason templating.
Adams State College in Colorado uses Bricolage to power its site. The college maintains a series of online Flash-based tutorials. These are a great way to see Bricolage in action.
A few HOWTOs have been written by capable contributors and published here here on the Bricolage Website. They include:
- Running Bricolage on the Same Machine as the Front-End Server: Marhsall Roch details how to make your Bricolage and your delivery server happily coexist when they run on the same box.
- How to run Bricolage on a Virtual Host and on Non-Standard Ports: Michael Robinton explains what to do to run your Bricolage instance under a virtual host and on high ports.
- How to Include Images in Your Stories: Sandy R. address a common templating requirement.
- How to Use Bricolage Workflows
Online Documentation Browsers
The complete Bricolage API & command-line documentation is available for browsing online. Documentation browsers are available for all major releases of Bricolage, as well as the current development branch from the source code repository.
Bricolage uses a form of embedded documentation called
POD to document its API inside the Bricolage source files. If you have Bricolage installed then you can read the documentation using the perldoc command and a properly setup
$PERL5LIB environment variable. For example:
% PERL5LIB=/usr/local/bricolage perldoc Bric::Admin
If you don’t have Bricolage installed, feel free to browse the documentation online.