Hypothes.is brings community peer review to The Internet. It is a web application which enables rich annotation of web content. The project acts as a community aggregator for annotations and identity provider [*] for annotators. It also serves embed code for an annotation agent designed with modern web browsers in mind.
See INSTALL.rst for installation instructions. Platform specific instructions can be found in the install documents as well.
Installation has, hopefully, gone smoothly. If you ran into any problems, be sure to seek help on IRC or the mailing list. To run the server, simply use the run command:
This command will start the server on port 5000 (https://0.0.0.0:5000), reload the application whenever changes are made to the source code, and restart it should it crash for some reason.
Using the bookmarklet or otherwise embedding the application may not be possible on sites accessed via HTTPS due to browser policy restricting the inclusion of non-SSL content. If you wish to test the development server with these sites uncomment the line beginning with "certfile" in the development server configuration file, "development.ini". This will cause the server to use a self-signed certificate included for testing.
The project builds heavily on components developed for the Annotator Project and is structured to encourage upstream contribution where possible. However, work is required to make Annotator more extensible in order to facilitate contribution.
Additionally, work is underway to support the data model described by the Open Annotation Core specification document.
Those wishing to contribute to the project should also subscribe to the development mailing list and read about contributing. Then consider getting started on one of the issues that are ready for work by clicking on the badge below. Issues tagged with the label 'cake' are ideal for new contributors.
To build the Chrome extension, follow the installation instructions and then check out and build the pdf.js submodule:
$ git submodule init $ git submodule update $ cd pdf.js $ node make generic $ node make chromium
Then, run the following command at the prompt to build the extension:
$ ./bin/hypothesis extension development.ini http://localhost:5000/app
If you are managing your virtual environment yourself, the script may not be located in the bin directory, but should be available in your path when the virtual environment is activated.
The third argument is the base URL for the application. An optional, fourth argument may be passed to override the URL prefix used for static assets.
At this point, a working extension should exist in ./build/chrome but with the development configuration the static assets are still loaded from the server. Start the application and ensure that the assets are built by visiting the /app route or by running ./bin/hypothesis assets.
Deployment is mostly left as an exercise to the reader until we document this better. Using `Docker`_ it is easy to configure the ElasticSearch host and the mail relay address. Simply create links with the names elasticsearch and mail respectively.
Hypothes.is is released under the 2-Clause BSD License, sometimes referred to as the "Simplified BSD License" or the "FreeBSD License". Some third-party components are included. They are subject to their own licenses. All of the license information can be found in the included LICENSE file.
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