These are the scripts to generate the website on http://modules.perl6.org/
Please use the following steps to aid you in your development:
Create a token with access to public repositories. To run the scripts, you need a GitHub token with rights to query Perl 6 module GitHub repository information.
Save the token in file named
Install prerequisites for build script:
$ perl Build.PL $ ./Build installdeps
- Run build script
$ cd web $ perl build-project-list.pl --limit=<number-of-modules>
You can also create file
META.list.local that contains specific URLs
you may wish to fetch for debug purposes.
- The build script automatically starts the Mojolicious app that powers the
front end. To disable that behaviour, specify the
$ perl build-project-list.pl --no-app-start
We support the current and previous major releases of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Please test layout changes. Lacking actual browers to test in, you can use browsershots.org or browserstack.com.
This is the app that reads the database generated by the
build-project-list.pl script and displays web pages.
See DEPLOYMENT.md file in the mojo-app directory
Seeing your changes
Once committed, the production cron job will pick up your changes on the 20th and 50th minutes of every hour. The script can take up to 10 minutes to complete.
20,50 * * * * sh update-modules.perl6.org > log/update.log 2>&1; cp log/update.log /var/www/modules.perl6.org/public/update.log
The cron job results can be found here.
Note About Cache
Certain data is cached by the site and is only updated when some event
(like new commits to the dist's repo) happens. This includes travis statuses,
logotypes, and Koality metrics. If your changes require doing so, you can
trigger a full rebuild of the database and refresh of caches by including
[REBUILD] as part of the title of your commit message.
If you are adding a feature that caches something, it needs to watch for
FULL_REBUILD environmental variable and refresh the caches if that variable
is set to a true value.
Intial version contributed by patrickas++ on #perl6
Artistic License 2.0