Ralph development environment¶
Disclaimer #1: This document describes an easy to set up development environment for Ralph. It should be considered as the only possible option. Every individual may have their own environment configured in their own way. Disclaimer #2: This guide assumes the host platform runs a POSIX-compliant environment and provides a POSIX-compliant command intrepreter.
Make sure your host has the following requirements installed and properly configured, if required:
- Python 3.6 (Ralph is tested to run on this version)
- NodeJS (versions v8.10.0 - v11.7.0 are known to work)
- npm (versions 3.5.2 - 6.5.0 are known to work)
- mysql-client system library (on macOS install via
brew install mysql)
- Docker 1.13.0 or later
If you are a Ralph maintainer, make sure you have Maintainer's development tools installed as well.
Setting up Ralph¶
Ralph is a Django base application that uses several third-party modules. Therefore it depends on many external Python packages that have to be installed to one of the interpreter's paths for package resolution. It is recommended to use a Python virtual environment to avoid conflicts and other issues.
To set up Ralph follow the following steps:
- Obtain source code of Ralph.
- Change current working directory within your terminal session to where the source code is.
- Create a virtual environment by running
$ mkvirtualenv -p "$(which python3)" ralphThe environment will be activated upon creation.
- Install required python packages
$ pip install -r requirements/dev.txtPlease note, it may be necessary to install appropriate shared libraries and build tools in order for some python packages to be built.
- Install JS requirements and build static files
$ npm install
- Build static files. Depending on your platform
gulpexecutable may be found in either node_modules/.bin/ or node_modules/bin/ catalogues:
$ ./node_modules/.bin/gulp || ./node_modules/bin/gulpPlease note, it is necessary to perform this step every time static files are changed.
Running required services¶
It is possible to run all required services, i. e., database, cache, etc in
Docker containers using prepared compose file. It is available in the
source tree under
docker/docker-compose-dev.yml path so the services
can be started with the following command:
$ docker-compose -f docker/docker-compose-dev.yml up -d
Both mysql and redis containers will map appropriate ports to the local
volumes catalogue will contain all mounted volumes for
launched containers. A database called ralph_ng will be created automatically.
A user called ralph_ng having a password that matches its username will be
created and granted permissions to that DB as well.
Configuration and running¶
Copy settings template file from
DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE environment variable to that
$ export DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE="ralph.settings.local"
It is now possible to run Ralph in development mode:
$ python setup.py develop $ dev_ralph migrate $ dev_ralph createsuperuser $ make menu $ make run
At this point Ralph should be available under http://127.0.0.1:8000.
Log in with username and password passed in
dev_ralph createsuperuser step.
As soon as the script detects any changes in the source code the server will be restarted automatically.