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A Rails 2.3 base application with all the typical goodies from Thoughtbot

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CHAIN_GANG v0.3  -  Last Updated 4/5/09
laying the foundation and building the rails...


Chain Gang is a base Rails application.  It comes with a bunch of goodies and helps you by saving you the trouble from installing and configuring everything.  It was built using Rails 2.3.2. a a variety of gems and plugins.

It comes with a simple CSS to start with, fancy fading flash messages, and a starter admin user.  Clearance Cucumber features (some 77 odd steps) should all run green.


* RedCloth  (
* FasterCSV  (
* HAML / SASS  (
* Acts as State Machine (AASM)  (
* Will Paginate  (
* Clearance  (
* Mocha  (
* Factory Girl  (
* Shoulda  (
* Webrat  (
* Cucumber  (

* Hoptoad Notifier  (
* Limerick Rake  (
* Mile Marker  (
* Paperclip  (
* Squirrel  (
* Rails Flash Fader  (


rake gems:install
rake gems:install RAILS_ENV=test
rake db:migrate

You're good to go!

An admin user (admin / admin) is created for you to start with...
You'll likely want to tweak the cap recipes to suit your specific needs, they're set to use mongrel_clusters and git.


For Hoptoad you should have something like this in config/initializers/hoptoad.rb.

  HoptoadNotifier.configure do |config|
    config.api_key = '1234567890abcdef'

Use rake hoptoad:test to test that your api key is set-up correctly.  If everything is configured properly, that task will send a notice to hoptoad which will be visible immediately.
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