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Development

After you have completed the manual installation steps or set up the Vagrant-managed VM), and are able to run Kuma using ./manage.py runserver, you can start contributing.

Running Kuma

In addition to running the django app using ./manage.py runserver, you can run the kumascript service to enable wiki templates processing:

node kumascript/run.js

...and celery to enable background task processing (such as sending the e-mail notifications). Note that, before running the kumascript, you need to install the node.js fibers module by running npm install fibers.

Log in

You can log into the wiki using Persona or via the django admin interface. If you use the admin interface, you can log in as the user you created during installation or on the vagrant VM use login admin with password admin.

Set up permissions

Some features are only available to privileged users. To manage permissions use the Auth -> Users section of the django admin interface.

Hacking on bleeding edge features

To hack on the features not yet ready for production you have to enable them first.

Enable kumawiki in waffle

The Kuma wiki is disabled by default using django-waffle. To test out the wiki, open the django admin interface (http://.../admin/) and add a kumawiki flag in the Waffle section.

Note that features disabled by a flag will show up as a 404 error.

Enable Kumascript

Kuma uses a separate nodejs-based service to process templates in wiki pages. Its use is disabled by default, to enable: open the django admin interface and in the Constance section change the value of KUMASCRIPT_TIMEOUT parameter to a positive value (such as 2.0 seconds).

Running the Tests

A great way to check that everything really is working is to run the test suite.

Django tests

If you're not using the vagrant VM, you'll need to add an extra grant in MySQL for your database user:

GRANT ALL ON test_NAME.* TO USER@localhost;

Where NAME and USER are the same as the values in your database configuration.

The test suite will create and use this database, to keep any data in your development database safe from tests.

Running the test suite is easy:

./manage.py test -s --noinput --logging-clear-handlers

Note that this will try (and fail) to run tests that depend on apps disabled via INSTALLED_APPS. You should run a subset of tests specified in scripts/build.sh, at the bottom of the script.

When using the vagrant VM you must run the tests from the root folder, not from /vagrant:

(cd / && /vagrant/manage.py test ...)

For more information, see the test documentation.

Kumascript tests

If you're changing Kumascript, be sure to run its tests too. See https://github.com/mozilla/kumascript

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