Textus is an open-source platform for presenting and working with cultural and historical texts.
As of March 2013 Textus is undergoing a substantial refactor into smaller components. Please see the website for details.
Textus represents the evolution of more than 6 years of software development, building as it does on the OpenShakspeare platform (which powered http://openshakespeare.org from 2005 until 2011) and the OpenCorrespondence system (which powered http://opencorrespondence.org since 2009).
The Textus Platform is now being refactored composed of 4 separate components:
- Textus Formatter - this tool converts standard text formats to the Textus format
- Textus Wordpress - a plugin that uses the other Textus tools to turn Wordpress into a platform for hosting, presenting and collaborating on cultural texts
- Textus API - create an API for texts in Textus format
Note these components are under active development as of December 2013.
Quick getting started guide
This is the version on beta.openphilosophy.org:
- Install Node.js and NPM (Node Package Manager) and ElasticSearch
- Configure and run an ElasticSearch server, making note of the connection protocol, port and host.
- In a shell:
git clone git://github.com/okfn/textus.git
node src/server.js --help
node src/server.jswith appropriate options (see the message returned from the help option)
- Point your web browser at localhost on whatever port you've configured for Textus (defaults to 8080 if not specified).
Copyright and License
Copyright 2011-2013 Open Knowledge Foundation
Licensed under the MIT License:
A copy of the license can be found in the LICENSE file