Even now, if you want to continue with imports just apply this gist or
Download cos.jar from the site and copy it to infrastructure/lib folder
In infrastructure folder, find out the files, where imports functionality is commented
$ grep -R "REMOVED_COS_OF_COS" *
Uncomment and recompile JAR
How to Enable Exports
Make sure that there is a "etherpad.soffice" entry in the file
You need Openoffice.org to be running on your machine as service. It usually on linux is
$ /path/to/openoffice/program/soffice.bin -headless -nofirststartwizard -accept="socket,host=localhost,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.Service"
Check the file "infrastructure/com.etherpad.openofficeservice/importexport.scala"
for more info
How to deploy the same on example.com
Edit your dns and point *.example.com to the same server where example.com resides
Make sure that your SMTP is working
Open etherpad/src/main.js, and update domain in line #273
Open etherpad/src/etherpad/globals.js and change the domain in variable
SUPERDOMAINS found at line #30
Open etherpad/src/static/crossdomain.xml and add your domain to crossdomains.xml
Look into the src folder and update your domain where etherpad.com is used (especially emails)
$ grep -ir "etherpad.com" *
and update domain in all the files.
Open etherpad/etc/etherpad.localdev-default.properties and update
devMode to false
etherpad.isProduction to true
listen to example.com:80
and change passwords too.
Now start the server. You will need root access on OS X to bind to ports < 1000.
How to do the same on example.com but with a reverse proxy on Apache
Do steps 1 thru 7 in above. But dont update listen as told in 7, rather update
listen to example.com:9000, and set hidePorts to true
Create a vhost entry. It might look like this gist