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= ruote_plugin WARNING : ruote, as a workflow engine, currently relies heavily on threading. So a multiprocess deployment target is not OK. Passenger is not OK either. == Overview Minimal integration of Ruote into a Ruby on Rails application Once installed, the plugin will add a ruote_engine method to your controllers so that you get access to workflow engine quite easily. You can also access the engine directly via RuotePlugin.ruote_engine Note that the plugin also adds a shutdown hook to your application to make sure the workflow engine gets stopped in a clean way. == Usage Two steps : getting the plugin and then using it to generate the db migrations necessary to the Ruote workflow and bpm engine. === get the plugin into vendor/plugins Three ways to do that. (a) is the most straightforward. If you need to track the development of the ruote_plugin (b) or (c) are probably better. (a) the script/plugin way in your Rails application do : script/plugin install git://github.com/jmettraux/ruote_plugin.git (b) the .git way cd vendor/plugins git clone git://github.com/jmettraux/ruote_plugin.git (c) the git submodule way your Rails application needs to be a git working copy see http://woss.name/2008/04/09/using-git-submodules-to-track-vendorrails/ git submodule add git://github.com/jmettraux/ruote_plugin.git vendor/plugins/ruote_plugin === generate the migrations Two variants here, 'basic' or 'all'. I recommend 'basic', it will create the tables for workitems and for history. 'all' will create tables for expression persistence. If your admin is more confortable with database backups than with filesystem backups then 'all' (b) is for you. The migrations will be found under db/migrate/ as should be. (a) 'basic' script/generate ruote_plugin basic (b) 'all' script/generate ruote_plugin all === install Ruote and its dependencies The plugin comes with 2 rake tasks for installing the workflow engine itself, either inside of vendor/plugins/ruote_plugin/lib_ruote with all its dependencies, either as a gem (plus gem dependencies). rake ruote:install or rake ruote:gem_install == Links http://openwferu.rubyforge.org http://rubyforge.org/projects/openwferu http://github.com/jmettraux/ruote_plugin ruote-web2 is the first 'client' application of this plugin : http://github.com/jmettraux/ruote-web2 == Feedback user mailing list : http://groups.google.com/group/openwferu-users developers mailing list : http://groups.google.com/group/openwferu-dev issue tracker : http://rubyforge.org/tracker/?atid=10023&group_id=2609&func=browse irc : irc.freenode.net #ruote