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Getting things set up on OSX (Snow Leopard):
These instructions use the default-installed ruby and sqlite3.
1. Download the latest RubyGems (1.3.5) from
2. Install RubyGems:
sudo gem install ~/Downloads/rubygems-update-1.3.5.gem
3. Install and update bundler:
sudo gem update --system
sudo gem install bundler
4. From this directory, install the gems:
sudo gem bundle
5. Update config/database.yml:
Replace all instances:
- <<: *MYSQL
+ adapter: sqlite3
6. Update config/app_config.yml with your twitter account information.
Also add a rate limiter if your account has limits.
7. Set up the database:
rake db:migrate
8. Start polling Twitter:
script/runner Tweet.poll_indefinitely
9. Start pushing xml posts (hardwired to http://localhost:3000 for the time being)
script/runner Push.push_indefinitely
10. Start the webserver: