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).
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
- cd textus
- npm install
- node src/server.js --help
- Call 'node src/server.js' with 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