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Getting started

Clone the git repository

git clone git@github.com:voxe/voxe-web.git

Ensure you have ImageMagick installed on your system. If not, check out chapter “Dependencies” below.

At the prompt command, install gems:

bundle install

At the prompt command, start your server:

rails server

If you need some data, check out chapter “Import Data” below.


  • Ruby 1.9.3

  • mongoDB 2.2.X

  • imagemagick

  • heroku


We doing some image processing with ImageMagick (www.imagemagick.org).

For MacOS X users, you can install Homebrew (mxcl.github.com/homebrew) a packet manager and then install ImageMagick.

At the command prompt:

brew install imagemagick

If you want to launch acceptance tests, you should install the qt development libraries.

MacOS X with homebrew:

brew install qt

An installation guide for qt libs is available here : github.com/thoughtbot/capybara-webkit/wiki/Installing-QT


bundle install

Import Data

To get some data from 2007 French Presidential Election, at the command prompt type:

rake migrate:france2007

If you have access to your staging server, you can also use the voxe custom “heroku-mongo-sync” plugin to get the database we use on this server:

heroku plugins:install http://github.com/voxe/voxe-heroku-mongo-sync.git
heroku mongo:pull --app voxe

Then, to update the staging server with the production data

heroku mongo:push --app voxe-staging


At the command prompt, launch tests:

rake test

There are also acceptance tests which can be run with this command:

rake cucumber


Deploying in staging mode:

rake deploy:staging

Or in production mode:

rake deploy:production