Sugar is a modern open-source forum optimized for performance and usability, written in Ruby on Rails.
If you want to hack on Sugar, the easiest way to get up and running is with sugar-dev-box. It provides a virtual development environment, and only requires VirtualBox and Vagrant.
$ git clone https://github.com/elektronaut/sugar.git $ cd sugar $ bundle $ rake db:create $ rake db:migrate
This assumes you have MySQL running on localhost, with a user named
rails with no password. See Configuring Sugar if your setup differs.
Now you can start Solr and the development server:
$ sunspot-solr start $ bundle exec rails server
Sugar is now running on localhost:3000.
Sugar is deployed like a regular Rails app, see the official Rails site. A sample Capistrano recipe is provided
For production use, you'll want a full grown Solr setup. See the Sunspot documentation for guides on how to get up and running.
Heroku is currently not supported, but will be soon.
Most of Sugar is configured with a web interface. However, a few details must be sorted out before the app starts. The defaults should be fine for development, but you need tweak these settings for production use with environment variables.
|SUGAR_SECRET_KEY_BASE||Yes||Set to a long, random string|
|SUGAR_SECRET_TOKEN||-||Use if you are upgrading from Rails 3|
|SUGAR_DB||-||Database backend. Default:
Thanks to the members of the B3S community for feedback, ideas and encouragement, names far too many to be mentioned. Napkin was written by Branden Hall of Automata Studios.
Copyright (c) 2008 Inge Jørgensen
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