Bort is a base Rails 2.3 application that makes creating new projects easier and faster. Bort is developed and maintained by Fudge Studios, Jim Neath and Matt Hall. This is Gordon Isnor’s Bort fork, http://www.isnorcreative.com.
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- Download and unzip Bort
- Edit the database.yml and the settings.yml files
- Changed the default password in the bort migration
- Edit the REST_AUTH_SITE_KEY in each of the environment files
- Rake db:migrate
- Have a brew and celebrate
Bort comes with a few commonly used plugins installed and already setup.
RESTful Authentication is already setup. The routes are setup, along with the mailers and observers.
Forgotten password comes setup, so you don’t have to mess around setting it up with every project.
The AASM plugin comes pre-installed. RESTful Authentication is also setup to use user activation.
Bort now comes with Role Requirement by Tim Harper. A default
admin role is predefined along with a default admin user. See the migrations for the admin login details.
Open ID Authentication
Bort, as of 0.3, has Open ID integrated with RESTful Authentication. Rejoice!
We use will_paginate in pretty much every project we use, so Bort comes with it pre-installed.
Rspec & Rspec-rails, Cucumber
You should be testing your code, so Bort comes with Rspec and Rspec-rails, and Cucumber already installed so you’re
ready to roll.
You don’t want your applications to crash and burn so Hoptoad is already installed to let
you know when everything goes to shit.
load times and saves you bandwidth.
The routes for RESful Auth and the forgot password stuff are already sorted for you.
There is a settings.yml file that contains site-wide stuff. The site name, url and admin email are all used
in the RESTful Auth mailers, so you don’t need to worry about editing them.
The database.yml defaults to sqlite3 but also contains the settings for MySQL in comments so you can switch
Bort comes ready to rock capistrano. The recipe that is setup is based on using git and passenger. It’s ready
to go with multistage deployments. It deploys to the production config by default, so if you don’t need it
you can ignore it. Just update config/deploy/production.rb with your deployment settings.
More info on capistrano-ext/multistage deployments can be found here: http://weblog.jamisbuck.org/2007/7/23/capistrano-multistage
Uses the Database for Sessions
Bort is setup to use the database to store sessions by default.
- password and password_confirmation are set up to be filtered
- there is a default application layout file
- a page title helper has been added
- index.html is already deleted
- rails.png is already deleted
- a few changes have been made to the default views
- a default css file with blank selectors for common rails elements
Bort put together by people at Fudge