Django app to power the Popcorn Maker! http://mozillapopcorn.org/
The Project structure is based on Mozilla Playdoh http://playdoh.readthedocs.org/en/latest/index.html
Getting the source code
Clone the repository and its dependencies:
git clone --recursive firstname.lastname@example.org:alfredo/popcorn_gallery.git
This will take a few minutes.
Setup the application
The recommended setup is using vagrant and virtual box, you can get them from:
This will keep the code living in your filesystem but the application running inside a VM.
Once you've installed vagrant, from the root of the repository copy the local vagrant settings.
cp vagrantconfig_local.yaml-dist vagrantconfig_local.yaml
vagrantconfig_local.yaml if you want to change any of the defaults.
If you are on an NFS capable OS I recommend that you change
VirtualBox has know issues sharing files natively, more about this: http://vagrantup.com/docs/nfs.html
Now we are ready to provision the machine run.
This will take a few minutes, so go on and reward yourself with a nice cup of tea!
Update the local settings file
From the root of the repository copy the local python settings.
cp popcorn_gallery/settings/local.py-dist popcorn_gallery/settings/local.py
popcorn_gallery/settings/local.py adding your details:
- ADMINS: Add an email address and a name.
- SECRET_KEY: This can be anything.
- HMAC_KEYS: Uncomment or add your own key inside it.
Updating the application
The application is under heavy development, and when you update there could be a few database or asset changes.
There is an script is provided to make sure it is keep in sync
SSH into the VM:
Run the update script
This will syncronize the database, run any database schema or data migrations, and compile the assets from Butter.
Add a host alias
This is done so you can access the application via: http://local.mozillapopcorn.org and perform the browserid assertion.
If you are on OSX or *NIX add an alias for the site by running the following command in your local machine:
echo "126.96.36.199 local.mozillapopcorn.org" | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts
Or if you prefer a GUI try http://code.google.com/p/gmask/
Now the application should be available at:
Runing the test suite
SSH into the virtualbox:
And run the test suite:
Updating the development server
The development server can be updated from time to time, and it is done via Puppet http://puppetlabs.com/
Update the server by running in your local machine from the root of the project:
Speed up the server
At the moment the wsgi application is served via apache, which it's a bit hacky in order to pick up the file changes and reload automaticaly.
If you want to speed up the application you could try stop apache and run the application via the development server.
NGINX is proxy-passing the port 8000 to 80 and serving most of the static files.
SSH into the virtual box:
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 stop
Run the development server
python manage.py runserver
Creating a superuser
From inside the VM run:
python manage.py createsuperuser