Continuing the discussion from Can we have a random number generator?:

I know there is a whole site and a whole Discourse Discourse devoted to… Discourse.

Where would you recommend beginning to look for somebody looking to install it locally?

Assume zero Ruby knowledge.

I’m a .NET (sigh) and NodeJS guy (I should be saying “is.js” but life’s too short).


They have two setup paths, one uses a vagrant image and the other is a local install. Pick your poison.

  1. http://blog.discourse.org/2013/04/discourse-as-your-first-rails-app/
  2. https://github.com/discourse/discourse/blob/master/docs/VAGRANT.md
  3. https://github.com/discourse/discourse/blob/master/docs/DEVELOPER-ADVANCED.md

(Don’t forget to run sidekiq and mailcatcher when you have something running!)


Okay, that’s something to look into. I recognize none of those words.


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