Modifying the boot process
Each node under "plan" in the JSON file has an action associated with it. You can see the "command" value at the top of the hash requires
"./custom_plan.rb". Inspecting that file, you can see that it creates an empty subclass of
Zeus::Rails. If you look at that file, you will see a class with a method name corresponding to each node -- something along the lines of:
class Zeus::Rails < Zeus::Plan def boot # ... end def default_bundle # ... end # ... end
Note that an instance of the subclass class is assigned to
Zeus.plan at the end of
custom_plan.rb. Zeus calls methods on
Zeus.plan to boot the application. If you follow any path to a leaf node in the tree -- for example, boot, default_bundle, development_environment, prerake -- those methods are essentially called in sequence to construct an environment for a command (rake, in this case) to run in. Zeus forks the ruby process between each step, and can restart from any of these forks.
You can modify the plan by adding/removing/moving nodes in the json file and adding the corresponding methods in
# custom_plan.rb require 'zeus/rails' class CustomPlan < Zeus::Rails def boot something_else end end Zeus.plan = CustomPlan.new
Note that there's nothing special about the naming or location of
CustomPlan. Feel free to rename and/or move as you please, just remember to update the
command line in
zeus.json -- and
zeus.json must stay at your project root, or Zeus will just use the default configuration.