Innovative think tank web application

## I Quick start

### I.1 Stackless Python installation

Eureka is a solution that requires a custom Python implementation called Stackless Python (version 2.7).

In order to install it via the sources, first ensure you have the prerequisite system dependencies :

• For Debian based distributions:

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends autoconf automake bzip2 ca-certificates file g++ gawk gcc libbz2-dev libffi-dev libfreetype6-dev libgdbm-dev libjpeg-dev libncurses-dev libopenjpeg-dev libpng-dev libpq-dev libreadline-dev libsqlite3-dev libssl-dev libtiff-dev libtool libwebp-dev libxml2-dev libxslt-dev make patch pkg-config wget xz-utils zlib1g-dev

then complete the following commands:

$wget http://www.stackless.com/binaries/stackless-278-export.tar.bz2$ tar xf stackless-278-export.tar.bz2
$cd stackless-278-export$ ./configure --prefix=<STACKLESS_DIR> && make -j3 all && make install

### I.2 Virtualenv and setuptools install

In order to isolate your Eureka project, you can install and use virtualenv. To do so within you fresh Stackless Python, you can execute the following commands:

$wget https://bootstrap.pypa.io/ez_setup.py -O - | <STACKLESS_DIR>/bin/python$ <STACKLESS_DIR>/bin/easy_install virtualenv

Note: you can also find some more details on how to install Stackless Python on its documentation

### I.3 Eureka installation

You can create your virtualenv by doing:

$<STACKLESS_DIR>/bin/virtualenv <EUREKA_DIR>$ cd <EUREKA_DIR>

You can finally install Eureka open with easy_install:

$./bin/easy_install eureka-opensource Or download the compressed archive from PyPI or from Github and run: $ ./bin/easy_install <archive>

### I.5 Database creation

By default, Eureka is using a standard SQLite database for its persistence. So to create the database and its schema, you can use the following Nagare command:

$./bin/nagare-admin create-db eureka ### I.6 Standalone application startup Now that your application has been successfully set up, you can run it in standalone mode using the following command: $ ./bin/nagare-admin serve eureka

And Voilà, you can now access your Eureka by accessing http://127.0.0.1:8080 in your favourite browser.

## II Application configuration & customization

This section covers the main areas you may want to customize within your Eureka instance.

Please note that the below changes are explained in the context of a fresh copy of the code that is not yet installed. If this is already the case, you can still apply these changes but the provided locations will be different. Indeed, please consider the result of the following command as being your <EUREKA_DIR> onwards or just re-install Eureka after any customization:

$<EUREKA_DIR>/bin/python -c "import pkg_resources; print pkg_resources.get_distribution('eureka-opensource').location" ### II.2 Eureka specific configuration & customization In order to customize your application, you can modify the configuration file available at <EUREKA_DIR>/conf/eureka.cfg and adapt it to your taste. This EUREKA_DIR can be found using the following command: $ <EUREKA_DIR>/bin/python -c "import pkg_resources; print pkg_resources.get_distribution('eureka-opensource').location"

Among the configurable aspects of Eureka can be found:

• points: Points weighting

• mail: E-mail/recipients

• html: Presentation related optimization

• filesystem: The data directory location

• search_engine: By default uses Whoosh, but can also support Solr

• dashboard: Configuration of satistics to be displayed on your dashboard

Detailed explanations on the aforementioned sections can be found directly within the <EUREKA_DIR>/conf/eureka.cfg configuration file.

#### Idea domains

In order to import custom idea domains, you can use the following commands:

$cd <EUREKA_DIR>$ ./bin/nagare-admin eureka batch <EUREKA_DIR>/eureka/batch/populate_domains -c <CSV_FILEPATH>

The CSV filepath to be given as an argument has to be formatted similarly to what you can see in <EUREKA_DIR>/data/fixtures/domains.csv. Although automatically detected, the recommended delimiters for your CSV are the comma , or the semicolon ;.

#### Article topics

In order to import custom article topics, you can use the following commands:

$cd <EUREKA_DIR>$ ./bin/nagare-admin eureka batch <EUREKA_DIR>/eureka/batch/populate_article_topics -c <CSV_FILEPATH>

The CSV filepath to be given as an argument has to be formatted similarly to what you can see in <EUREKA_DIR>/data/fixtures/article_topics.csv. Although automatically detected, the recommended delimiters for your CSV are the comma , or the semicolon ;.

#### Event based point weighting

In order to customize the number of points awarded to a given user following the below events, you can override the default values by adding a [points] section within you configuration file and add the following entries:

• first_connection: Allocated upon first ever connection

• first_connection_of_the_day: Allocated upon first connection of the day

• vote: Allocated whenever voting. Limited to 3 times a day

• add_comment: Allocated whenever making a comment. Limited to twice a day

• publish_idea: Allocated once publishing an idea. Equally divided among every co-author

• publish_challenge_first_idea: Awarded to the author(s) publishing the first idea of a challenge. Also equally divided among every author

• approval: Awarded to the author(s) whenever its idea gets approved. Also equally divided among every author

• change_avatar: Given to a user everytime he changes his avatar

• select_idea: Awarded to the author(s) whenever its idea gets selected. Also equally divided among every author

• send_project_idea: …

• send_prototype_idea: …

### II.3 Customized translations

In order to internationalize your Eureka you may want to change the default translations. The translations files, located within the data/locale folder (with *.po extensions) of the project have to be compiled after any modification.

Based on Babel, you can compile these translation files using the following command:

$<EUREKA_DIR>/bin/pybabel compile -d$EUREKA_DIR/data/locale

If you want further details on how to compile handle internationalization using Babel, you can refer to this Babel documentation.

#### User status levels

In order to customize the labels for the different user levels, you can edit them in the message.po located within the following path for the <LANG> language:

<EUREKA_DIR>/data/locale/<LANG>/LC_MESSAGES/messages.po

Their related message ID (i.e. msgid within the file) are:

• status_level0 which is by default translated as Inactive in english

• status_level1 which is by default translated as Pioneer in english

• status_level2 which is by default translated as Explorer in english

• status_level3 which is by default translated as Discoverer in english

• status_level4 which is by default translated as Visionary in english

• status_level5 which is by default translated as Brilliant in english

Please note that these translations will then need to be re-compiled using the aforementioned batch command in section I.3.

#### Idea state labels

If you want to customize the idea state labels, you do so by editing the <EUREKA_DIR>/data/locale/<LANG>/LC_MESSAGES/messages.po files by changing the message IDs (i.e. msgid) ending with _STATE (e.g. PROTOTYPE_STATE)

Please note that these translations will then need to be re-compiled using the aforementioned batch command in section I.3.

### II.3 Publisher configuration

If you are interested in deploying Eureka into a production server, you can use the publishers supported by Nagare as described in the its documentation.

Among the supported Web servers can be found:

These web serve can serve your Eureka application via their FastCGI module.

To help you write your web server configuration, Nagare provides create-rules command that will generate the rules needed to serve your Eureka instance.

## III Contribute

### III.1 Development mode

In order to install Eureka in development mode, you can simply type:

\$ <EUREKA_DIR>/bin/easy_install --editable --build-directory <EUREKA_DIR> eureka-opensource

### III.2 Contributing

Contributions in the form of pull requests are always welcome. To do so, these can be done through either via our Github repository or the Bitbucket one.

So do not hesitate to fork the main repository and make pull requests!

### III.3 Coding style

Use PEP-8 as a coding standard. Ignored PEP8 errors can be found in the setup.cfg file within the [pep8] section.

### III.4 Testing

Contributions covered by tests are encouraged to help us raise the stability of Eureka.

We use nose to run our tests.

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