This document will guide you through the steps of installing Merlot. This guide was written for an Ubuntu 10.10 system, there may be some differences with other systems.
Before even getting the source code, we need to make sure you have all the system level dependencies installed. The following command will take care of it:
$ sudo apt-get install mercurial python-virtualenv python-dev libxslt-dev libxml2-dev python-pip
We are approaching a buildout-based installation.
The first thing you need to do is to install the MerlotTemplates package, which provides a PasteScript template to create a buildout that sets up Merlot:
$ pip install MerlotTemplates
Now you are ready to create the buildout:
$ paster create -t merlot_buildout merlot
Provide the Merlot version to be used when the question is prompted. Then create a virtual environment inside the buildout directory that you’ve just generated:
$ cd merlot $ virtualenv --python=/usr/bin/python2.6 --no-site-packages . $ source bin/activate
Now you can run buildout:
$ python bootstrap.py $ buildout
And you are ready to start Merlot:
$ merlot fg
This will start the server on port 8080 with basic authentication in front.
Once the server is up, point your browser to http://localhost:8080/ and authenticate using admin for both user name and password. This will take you to an administration screen. There you can create a Merlot application.
The first thing you will want to do is to add users and clients. Projects will be later associated to clients.
Once you’ve added at least one client, you can proceed to add a project, that is the main concept of Merlot.