RubyFedora and ActiveFedora provide a set of Ruby gems for creating and managing objects in the Fedora Repository Architecture (http://fedora-commons.org). ActiveFedora is loosely based on “ActiveRecord” in Rails. The 3.x series of ActiveFedora depends on Rails 3, specifically activemodel and activesupport.
- Community Discussions & Mailing List are located at http://groups.google.com/group/active-fedora
- Developers hang out on IRC in #projecthydra on freenet.
The gem is hosted on gemcutter.
gem install active-fedora
The ActiveFedora Console Tour gives you a brief tour through ActiveFedora’s features on the command line.
You can generate a model inheriting from ActiveFedora::Base.
rails generate active_fedora:model Book
Testing (this Gem)
In order to run the RSpec tests, you need to have a copy of the ActiveFedora source code, and then run bundle install in the source directory. Testing requires hydra-jetty, which contains version for Fedora and Solr. Setting up and maintaining hydra-jetty for the purposes of testing this gem is all accomplished via
git clone https://github.com/projecthydra/active_fedora.git cd /wherever/active_fedora/is bundle install
Using the continuous integration server
You can test ActiveFedora using the same process as our continuous integration server. To do that, unzip a copy of hydra-jetty first. This includes copies of Fedora and Solr which are used during the testing process.
Once hydra-jetty is unzipped, the ci rake task will spin up jetty, import the fixtures, and run the tests for you.
If you want to run the tests manually, follow these instructions.
You need to have a copy of hydra-jetty running. To do this, download a working copy of hydra-jetty, cd into its root and run
java -jar start.jar
Then open a new terminal, go to your ActiveFedora source directory, and import fedora’s demo objects.
rake active_fedora:fixtures environment=test
Now you’re ready to run the tests. In the directory where active_fedora is installed, run
ActiveFedora versions 2.2.1 and higher provides specialized control over the predicate mappings used by SemanticNode. In order to provide your own mappings, you must supply a predicate_mappings.yml in the same format as the config/predicate_mappings.yml file shipped with the ActiveFedora gem. Place the file in the same directory as your fedora.yml file and use the current method of initializing ActiveFedora:
If no predicate_mappings.yml file is found, ActiveFedora will use the default mappings.
Creator: Matt Zumwalt (MediaShelf)
Developers: Justin Coyne, McClain Looney & Eddie Shin (MediaShelf), Rick Johnson (Notre Dame)
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