How to make your own Bigchan
git clone git://github.com/nikolas/bigchan.git
Bigchan is aware of three environment variables.
S3_SECRET. When you make an account at AWS and log in to the S3 admin panel, it should be obvious what these need to be. Define them locally if you want to be able to test bigchan with
rails server. Otherwise, log in to Heroku and make a new repository, then add the variables like this:
heroku config:add S3_BUCKET=bigchan-production --app bigchan
heroku config:add S3_KEY=5555555555555555 --app bigchan
heroku config:add S3_SECRET=secret --app bigchan
(Replace "bigchan" with whatever you called your instance)
Bigchan is tested with Ruby 2.0.0 on Rails 3.2.
Now you need to send your bigchan instance over to Heroku so they can have a slug compiled for you.
git push email@example.com:bigchan.git
And make the database:
heroku rake db:migrate
If it doesn't work, then send me an email.