Welcome to the repository for Hue
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Hue is both a Web UI for Hadoop and a framework to create interactive Web applications. It features:
- FileBrowser for accessing HDFS
- Job Designer for creating MapReduce/Streaming/Java jobs
- Oozie App for submitting and scheduling workflows
- JobBrowser for viewing MapReduce jobs
- Beeswax application for executing Hive queries
- A Pig/HBase shell
On top of that, a SDK is available for creating new apps integrated with Hadoop.
More documentation is available at http://cloudera.github.com/hue/.
To build and get the core server running:
$ git clone http://github.com/cloudera/hue.git $ cd hue $ make apps $ build/env/bin/hue runserver
If using the Beeswax application, start the daemon:
$ build/env/bin/hue beeswax_server
Now Hue should be running on http://localhost:8000.
The configuration in development mode is
Note: to start all the servers in one command (but lose the automatic reloading after source modification):
To run the tests:
$ build/env/bin/hue test all $ build/env/bin/hue test specific filebrowser $ build/env/bin/hue test specific jobbrowser.tests:test_get_path
You'll need these library development packages and tools installed on your system:
- libtidy-0.99-0 (for unit tests only)
- mvn (from
maven2package or tarball)
- openldap-dev / libldap2-dev
- libtidy (for unit tests only)
- mvn (from
maven2package or tarball)
- MacOS (mac port):
- simplejson (easy_install)
The Hue "framework" is in
/core/ contains the Web components and
desktop/libs/ the API for talking to Hadoop.
The installable apps live in
apps/. Please place third-party dependencies in the app's ext-py/
The typical directory structure for inside an application includes:
- for Python/Django code
- models.py urls.py views.py forms.py settings.py
- for configuration (
.ini) files to be installed
- for static HTML/js resources and help doc
- for data to be put through a template engine
- for localizations in multiple languages
For the URLs within your application, you should make your own
which will be automatically rooted at
/yourappname/ in the global
apps/about/src/about/urls.py for an example.
- Python 2.4 - 2.7
- Django 1.2 https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.2/
Using and Installing Thrift
Right now, we check in the generated thrift code. To generate the code, you'll need the thrift binary version 0.7.0. Please download from http://thrift.apache.org/.
The modules using
Thrift have some helper scripts like
for regenerating the code from the interfaces.
Profiling Hue Apps
Hue has a profiling system built in, which can be used to analyze server-side performance of applications. To enable profiling:
$ build/env/bin/hue runprofileserver
Then, access the page that you want to profile. This will create files like /tmp/useradmin.users.000072ms.2011-02-21T13:03:39.745851.prof. The format for the file names is /tmp/<app_module>.<page_url>.<time_taken>.<timestamp>.prof.
Hue uses the hotshot profiling library for instrumentation. The documentation for this library is located at: http://docs.python.org/library/hotshot.html.
You can use kcachegrind to view the profiled data graphically:
$ hotshot2calltree /tmp/xyz.prof > /tmp/xyz.trace $ kcachegrind /tmp/xyz.trace
More generally, you can programmatically inspect a trace:
#!/usr/bin/python import hotshot.stats import sys stats = hotshot.stats.load(sys.argv) stats.sort_stats('cumulative', 'calls') stats.print_stats(100)
This script takes in a .prof file, and orders function calls by the cumulative time spent in that function, followed by the number of times the function was called, and then prints out the top 100 time-wasters. For information on the other stats available, take a look at this website: http://docs.python.org/library/profile.html#pstats.Stats
How to update all the messages and compile them:
$ make locales
How to update and compile the messages of one app:
$ cd apps/beeswax $ make compile-locale
How to create a new locale for an app:
$ cd $APP_ROOT/src/$APP_NAME/locale $ $HUE_ROOT/build/env/bin/pybabel init -D django -i en_US.pot -d . -l fr
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