Calipso is a simple NodeJS content management system, built along similar themes to Drupal and Wordpress, that is designed to be fast, flexible and simple.
For additional details, including installation instructions, please visit the home page: http://calip.so/
If you would like to contribute, please take a look at the issues list as this will have the most up to date view of work that needs to be done for the next minor release. Otherwise, please just pm myself (cliftonc), dennis (dennishall) or dale (dtan) and we can suggest some places for you to start.
Update – April 2012
Hi all, apologies for the lack of work recently, but I’ve moved jobs, got married and had the delivery of our amazing Son! I’m planning on spending some time getting things back on track, and have moved the devel branch into working mode against v0.6.14+. That branch needs some work completing, most notably the default theme needs to be fixed, the install re-checked and permissions finished.
Please let me know if you’re keen to help, coming back to this after a bit of a break has made me realise that a whole lot of the core needs refactoring to make it easier to test and make the core calipso.js more modular and easy to modify – but there is always work to do!
If you want to try it out as quickly as possible, please install MongoDB, ensure that you have the right compilers installed (for OSX, XCode4 will work, for Ubuntu, the build-essential and libssl-dev packages) and then use NPM:
npm install calipso -g calipso site /var/www/MySite cd /var/www/MySite calipso server
Using node v0.5.3
Since node v0.5.3 has removed
require.paths, in order to
require('lib/calipso'), you must include the following to your file:
var rootpath = process.cwd() + '/', path = require('path'), calipso = require(path.join(rootpath, 'lib/calipso'));
That also goes for including anything that is based on the root path of the project directory.
Note on Ubuntu
Sometimes to install the mongodb client on Ubuntu, you need to pass through the —mongodb:native parameter (only try this if you have problems with the typical install, it doesn’t seem to occur on the most recent versions of the mongodb client):
npm install calipso -g --mongodb:native
This is relatively new, and as I am working on the module management functions there are some tricky dependencies in core (e.g. expat, mongodb) that require compilation and can cause issues. Please raise / update issues if you find them.
Calipso Command Line Client
The commands currently supported from the command line client are:
Commands That Run Anywhere
calipso : Show this help file. calipso site <name|folder> : Create site in folder.
Commands That Run In Site Folder
The most important of these at the moment is ‘modules check’ (this will ensure that all modules have all of their dependencies installed via npm), and should be run on site install.
calipso install : Re-run site install. calipso cluster server.port=3000 : Run as cluster. calipso server server.port=3000 : Run as a single server. calipso modules list : List installed modules. calipso modules check : Check installation of all modules. calipso modules install *mod@ver : Install module@version, or reinstall module. calipso modules download github : Download module from github (e.g. cliftonc/calipso-elastic) calipso modules enable *mod : Enable module. calipso modules disable *mod : Disable module. calipso themes list : List installed themes. calipso themes uninstall *theme : Remove theme (delete from disk) calipso themes download *url : Download (url: http://, gh: cliftonc/calipso-site-theme, repo: calipso-site).