mozilla-ignite is a challenge and participation platform that's being built on-top of the betafarm architecture
The Project structure is based on Mozilla Playdoh
Patches are welcome! Feel free to fork and contribute to this project on github.
Getting the source code
Clone the repository and its dependencies:
git clone --recursive email@example.com:mozilla/mozilla-ignite.git
This will take a few minutes.
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
Update the local settings file
From the root of the repository copy the local python settings.
cp settings_local.py-dist settings_local.py
settings_local.py adding your details:
- ADMINS: Add an email address and a name.
- SECRET_KEY: Used to provide a seed in secret-key hashing algorithms. Set this to a random string -- the longer, the better
- HMAC_KEYS: Uncomment or add your own key inside it.
Start the VM
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!
Add a host alias
This is done so you can access the application via: http://local.mozillaignite.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 "220.127.116.11 local.mozillaignite.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:
Updating the application
The application is under develpment and from time to time there could be database changes.
There is an script is provided to make sure it is keep in sync
SSH into the VM:
Run the update script
Updating the VM
The virtual machine 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:
Runing the test suite
From inside the VM run the test suite:
Compress the assets
From inside the VM run:
python manage.py compress_assets
Creating a superuser
From inside the VM run:
python manage.py createsuperuser
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 and media files.
SSH into the virtual box:
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 stop
Run the development server
python manage.py runserver
This software is licensed under the New BSD License. For more
information, read the file