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This is a customized version of Spree that was used for demonstraion purposes in Cincinati Ruby Bridgage.

Please see the CincyRBDemo.pdf for more information and the steps used to customize this.

Spree is a complete open source commerce solution for Ruby on Rails. It was developed by Sean Schofield under the original name of Rails Cart before changing its name to Spree.

Refer to the Spree ecommerce project page to learn more.


Running the Gem

  1. Install spree Gem (can take a while to install missing gem dependencies)

    (sudo) gem install spree
  2. Create Spree Application

    spree <app_name>
    cd <app-name>
  3. Create your database and edit the config/database.yml to taste.

    rake db:create

    You can skip this step if using sqlite3 as your database.

  4. Bootstrap

    rake db:bootstrap
  5. Launch Application


Browse Store


Browse Admin Interface


Running from edge sources (latest and greatest features)

  1. Clone the git repo

    git clone git:// spree
    cd spree
  2. Create the necessary config/database.yml file

  3. Install the gem dependencies

    (sudo) rake gems:install
  4. Bootstrap the database (run the migrations, create admin account, optionally load sample data.)

    rake db:bootstrap
  5. Start the server

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