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Boxroom is a Rails application that aims to be a simple interface for managing and sharing files in a web browser. It lets users create folders and upload, download and share files. Admins can manage users, groups and permissions.

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Boxroom

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Boxroom is a Rails application that aims to be a simple interface for managing and sharing files in a web browser. It lets users create folders and upload, download and share files. Admins can manage users, groups and permissions.

Website: http://boxroomapp.com/

Bug reports and feature requests: https://github.com/mischa78/boxroom/issues/new

Requirements

The requirements for running Boxroom are:

  • Ruby 2.1.1, 2.1.0, 2.0.0 or 1.9.3
  • Rails 4.1.0
  • A database (e.g. MySQL or SQLite)

Installation

Follow these steps:

  1. Extract, checkout or clone Boxroom into a new folder
  2. cd into the new folder
  3. Install necessary gems: $ bundle install
  4. Run the install script: $ bundle exec rake install
  5. Start the server: $ bundle exec rails server
  6. Point your browser to http://localhost:3000/
  7. Enjoy!

Upgrading to Rails 4

Follow these steps:

  1. Make a backup of your current boxroom folder (e.g. by renaming it to boxroom.bak)
  2. Extract, checkout or clone the Rails 4 version of Boxroom into a new folder
  3. Copy the uploads folder from your backed up version to the new version
  4. Copy config/database.yml from back up to the new version
  5. When using SQLite: copy db/development.sqlite3 and/or db/production.sqlite3 from back up to the new version
  6. Install necessary gems: $ bundle install
  7. Run the install script: $ bundle exec rake install

If you run into difficulties, please get in touch via the issue tracker.

Mail settings

Boxroom sends email on the following occasions:

  • When inviting new users
  • On a reset password request
  • When a file is shared

For the application to be able to send email, a few things have to be set up. Depending on the environment you're working in, either open config/environments/development.rb or config/environments/production.rb. Uncomment the following lines and fill in the correct settings of your mail server:

config.action_mailer.delivery_method = :smtp
config.action_mailer.smtp_settings = {
  :address => 'mailhost',
  :port => 587,
  :user_name => 'user_name',
  :password => 'password',
  :authentication => 'plain'
}

Also uncomment the following and replace localhost:3000 with the host name the app will be running under:

config.action_mailer.default_url_options = { :host => 'localhost:3000' }

Lastly, you have to choose the address emails will be sent from. You can do this by uncommenting and adjusting the following:

ActionMailer::Base.default :from => 'Boxroom <yourname@yourdomain.com>'

Languages

Thanks to Rob Halff, Marcus Ilgner, Jessica Marcon and Arnaud Sellenet Boxroom is now available in Dutch, German, Italian and French.

English is the default. To change the language, open config/application.rb and set the language you desire:

config.i18n.default_locale = :en # English
config.i18n.default_locale = :nl # Dutch
config.i18n.default_locale = :de # German
config.i18n.default_locale = :it # Italian
config.i18n.default_locale = :fr # French

It would be great to have many more languages. I am waiting for your pull requests.

JavaScript runtime

You need to have a JavaScript runtime installed to run Boxroom. Your system may already have a runtime installed, but if not you'll get an error message about a missing JavaScript runtime when running the install script. In that case uncomment the following line in the Gemfile:

# gem 'therubyracer', platforms: :ruby

and try running $ bundle install and $ bundle exec rake install again.

Roadmap

These are the features I am planning to implement at some point:

  • Functional tests
  • Thumbnail view
  • Full text search
  • Extract uploaded zip files
  • Batch create new users for admins

Credits

Contributors:

Donations:

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License

Copyright (c) 2006-2014 Mischa Berger

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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