This documentation was created for our Plumi workshop, and contains an introduction to Plumi, installation, setup and configuration PLUS a section on Plumi theming.
This was written by Markos Gogoulos of Unweb.me. Thanks Markos!
We’re happy to say that Sam Stainsby from Sustainable Software has successfully installed Plumi on Mint Linux.
He has contributed his notes, below!
Mint Linux 17 (MATE edition)
1. needed to address https://github.com/diefenbach/django-lfs/issues/73
(worked, but without using –distribute option)
2. on buildout: “””Error: Buildout now includes ‘buildout-versions’ (and
part of the older ‘buildout.dumppickedversions’).
Remove the extension from your configuration and look at the
‘show-picked-versions’ option in buildout’s documentation.”””
.. so commentedout the extension ‘buildout.dumppickedversions’ so it
now looks like:
3. same as 1. but for the for ffmpeg buildout
After that is was just a matter of getting the users right in site.cfg
UPDATE: The workshop has been postponed until 2nd September, applications are still open.
Markos Gogoulos of Unweb.me (major developers of Plumi for the last few years) will lead this workshop designed to bring programmers up to speed with the current state of the Plumi app, facilitated by Anna Helme of EngageMedia, who have project managed development of Plumi since its inception.
This is a unique chance to boost your Plumi skills, whether you are fairly new to the project or you have been using Plumi for some time. Markos will lead us through the Plumi app covering tips on setting up, maintaining and troubleshooting a Plumi site that have emerged from years of experience. The second half of the workshop will focus on Plumi theming – how to customise the default Plumi skin and how to create your own using Diazo. Markos will also take questions that pertain to your own use case for the software.
The workshop will be held online via Skype.
Places are strictly limited – please apply below.
Date & Time: Tuesday 2nd September 2014 at 07:00:00 UTC (GMT)
Cost: $175 USD
Applications: Please use application form at bottom of this page.
We will give a brief summary of the Plumi project and its development history, and talk through the blog, tracker, code repositories and Plumi manual. We will then outline the current development priorities for our upcoming milestone. Markos will describe the architecture and design of the Plumi app and its major components.
Participants will install a testing site for the purposes of the workshop (locally or on a Debian server provided by the participant). We will show how to easily restart services, describe how to create a basic monitoring setup, outline basic Plumi maintenance tasks and troubleshooting advice.
Finally we will gather any critical overall feedback from participants on the Plumi package as it stands.
In this next part of the workshop each participant will learn how to make simple changes to the HTML/CSS/JS front-end of the default Plumi skin. Subsequently, Markos will take us through the process of creating a new Diazo skin which can be used to fully customise the layout of a Plumi site.
We will finish the workshop with any questions relating to participants use cases for Plumi, and touch on these topics relating to Plumi future development.