Insoshi is an open source social networking platform built with Ruby on Rails.
Here are some key features of "Insoshi":
· Activity feeds
· Profiles with photos and comment walls
· Discussion forums
· Blogs with comments
· Messaging, including read/replied/trashed
· Search for profiles, forums, and messages
· Admin panel with site preferences
· MySQL (optionally)
· Ruby on Rails
INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION:
You will to set up your database configuration. If you're using SQLite, you can just copy the example file
$ cp config/database.example config/database.yml
If you're using MySQL, you'll need to create a configure the database.yml manually. The easiest way is to copy and modify one from an existing Rails application or from a new Rails project that explicitly uses MySQL (rails -d mysql ).
Run the following custom rake task
$ rake install
The install rake task runs the database migration and performs some additional setup tasks (generate an encryption keypair for password management, creating an admin account, etc.)
If the install step fails, you may not have properly set up the configuration files.
Then prepare the test database and run the tests (which are actually RSpec examples in the spec/ directory):
$ rake db:test:prepare
$ rake spec
If the tests fail in the Photos controller test, double-check that FreeImage and the image_science gem are installed.
Loading sample data
Now load the sample data and start the server:
$ rake db:sample_data:reload
The rake task loads sample data to make developing easier. All the sample users have email logins @example.com, with password foobar.
Go to http://localhost:3000 and log in as follows:
To sign in as the pre-configured admin user, use
You should update the email address and password. Insoshi will display warning messages to remind you to do that.
Now open the source code with your favorite editor and start hacking!