Zena first gem: need testing

Hi List !

Zena is reaching maturity and we are in the process to deliver the CMS
as a gem for the first time.

Before pushing the gem in the wild, it would be really nice if some
people could test the thing and give me some feedback…

download page with instructions: http://bit.ly/31nW1l

Gaspard

Gaspard B. wrote:

Hi List !

Zena is reaching maturity and we are in the process to deliver the CMS
as a gem for the first time.

Before pushing the gem in the wild, it would be really nice if some
people could test the thing and give me some feedback…

download page with instructions: http://bit.ly/31nW1l

Gaspard

Anyone to test the gem ?

Download page with instructions: http://bit.ly/31nW1l

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Gaspard.

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 4:41 AM, Gaspard B.
[email protected] wrote:

Zena is reaching maturity and we are in the process to deliver the CMS
as a gem for the first time.

Anyone to test the gem ?

Download page with instructions: http://bit.ly/31nW1l

It would be good if that page listed dependencies, so people
wouldn’t waste time getting to e.g.

Can’t install RMagick 2.11.1. Can’t find MagickWand.h.
*** extconf.rb failed ***

Alternatively, you might want to have the installer bypass that and
just provide an advisory message about missing functionality – not
every app need graphics processing.

FWIW,

Hassan S. ------------------------ [email protected]
twitter: @hassan

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 9:09 AM, Gaspard B.
[email protected] wrote:

… but since images are a major component of any website nowaday
and since one of the goals with zena is to let non-photoshop enabled
people use their huge images without worrying about croping, size,
compression and the like, we cannot just drop the need for image
processing.

I’d still consider making image processing optional.

Zena used to launch without rmagick (uses a dummy processor). I will fix
this: it might be useful for basic testing. The real problem is how hard
image processing libraries are to install…

I already have ImageMagick installed, but I’m not sure how to tell
the rmagick gem installer where it is – haven’t run into this before
(on OS X 10.5.8). Suggestions cheerfully accepted :slight_smile:


Hassan S. ------------------------ [email protected]
twitter: @hassan

Hassan S. wrote:

Download page with instructions: http://bit.ly/31nW1l

It would be good if that page listed dependencies, so people
wouldn’t waste time getting to e.g.

Can’t install RMagick 2.11.1. Can’t find MagickWand.h.
*** extconf.rb failed ***

Alternatively, you might want to have the installer bypass that and
just provide an advisory message about missing functionality – not
every app need graphics processing.

FWIW,

Hassan S. ------------------------ [email protected]

Hi Hassan !

Thanks for the feedback. I will create a good dependencies page.

The RMagick requirement is a difficult topic. It’s a real pain to
install, but since images are a major component of any website nowaday
and since one of the goals with zena is to let non-photoshop enabled
people use their huge images without worrying about croping, size,
compression and the like, we cannot just drop the need for image
processing.

Zena used to launch without rmagick (uses a dummy processor). I will fix
this: it might be useful for basic testing. The real problem is how hard
image processing libraries are to install…

There is a binary installer for unix/windows/snow leopard:
http://www.imagemagick.org/script/binary-releases.php.

You might also have found some problems with missing required gems
(json, querybuilder). I am fixing this.

Gaspard

Hassan S. wrote:

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 9:09 AM, Gaspard B.
[email protected] wrote:

… but since images are a major component of any website nowaday
and since one of the goals with zena is to let non-photoshop enabled
people use their huge images without worrying about croping, size,
compression and the like, we cannot just drop the need for image
processing.

I’d still consider making image processing optional.

I removed the ‘RMagick’ dependency and fixed zena’s ImageBuilder to work
without. I tested the gem without rmagick and it’s working fine.

I uploaded the new gem to http://bit.ly/31nW1l

I already have ImageMagick installed, but I’m not sure how to tell
the rmagick gem installer where it is – haven’t run into this before
(on OS X 10.5.8). Suggestions cheerfully accepted :slight_smile:


Hassan S. ------------------------ [email protected]
twitter: @hassan

rmagick is one of those gems suffering from naming conventions: the gem
is “rmagick”, but it has to be required with “RMagick”.

To see the list of installed gems:

gem list

To reinstall a gem:

sudo gem uninstall rmagick

sudo gem install rmagick

To know where gems are installed:

gem env

Gaspard

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 11:31 AM, Gaspard B.
[email protected] wrote:

I removed the ‘RMagick’ dependency and fixed zena’s ImageBuilder to work
without. I tested the gem without rmagick and it’s working fine.

I uploaded the new gem to http://bit.ly/31nW1l

Cool, I’ll check it out.

rmagick is one of those gems suffering from naming conventions: the gem
is “rmagick”, but it has to be required with “RMagick”.

The problem is building it – it won’t build, because it doesn’t know
where to find that header file,

Can’t install RMagick 2.11.1. Can’t find MagickWand.h.

and I’m not sure how to tell it where it is, without rewriting the
install
script, which I don’t really have time for today :slight_smile:


Hassan S. ------------------------ [email protected]
twitter: @hassan

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