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Getting Started

Software to install

Please install these programs to download and build the website:

  • TortoiseHg
    • (or just Mercurial, if you don't use Windows)
  • ActiveState Python Community Edition 2.6
    • Other versons of Python could work too, but are more complicated to set up. Ask Ed if you care to hear the details.
  • After you have Python set up, install Fabric (a useful tool) and Blogofile (which builds the site):
    • Open the Start Menu and select "Run..."
    • Type "pip install fabric blogofile".
    • If you see anything that looks like an Error, email it to Ed.

Services to Join

  • Sign up for BitBucket
  • Sign up for Dropbox
    • Full disclosure: The above link will add 250MB more free storage to Ed's quota as well as yours.

Then what?

  • Clone the HNJ Site repository.
  • Open a command prompt ("cmd") where you checked out the code ("cd c:\...."), and run "blogofile build".
  • To view the generated site, run "blogofile serve" and point your web browser at http://localhost:8080.