[OSM-dev] osm on rails

Nigel Magnay nigel.magnay at gmail.com
Thu Jul 20 12:02:49 BST 2006

Provided the API is sufficiently specified, there could be multiple
server implementations.

The config-fiddling there looks a bit tiresome if someone just wants
to 'play' with a local dataset. I did a quick hacked java server
(because my work box has no ruby); we could supply a runnable OSM
server that could require 0 configuration (by using hsqldb for
example) - just unzip & go. I've started, but have had no time over
the last week or so to progress it.

Key to me seems to make sure the important touch points (API,
database) are described. When I looked I couldn't (for example) figure
out what "current_nodes" was.

On 20/07/06, Immanuel Scholz <immanuel.scholz at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> >> I have setup a testserver about 4 times now and I think the biggest
> >> problem is the apache config. That is handled by rails (at least
> >> ruby-on-rails says so ;). So it will definetly be easier.
> >
> > Maybe I missed something but I did not change so much in this file
> > (and things are not working :-).  Was there some non-obvious things to
> > change?
> It should be fine as long as Steve do not just smash the server's
> apache-config over my hand-made (which is specialized for this particular
> server and, as example, contain ip addresses of local interfaces etc.)...
> The problem is, what you have to install first, and what you have to
> configure beforehand. mod_ruby, eruby, simple-auth, libmysqld....
> Ruby on rails can be deployed easily with an simple ruby-written webserver
> and e.g. sqlite or similar simple database, so the hope is, that you don't
> have to setup so much for just a test server.
> Of course, on the development machine, the administration overhead will
> not drop THAT dramatically.. ;-)
> Ciao, Imi
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