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Quick Start

Here's how to get a development environment up and running. This is where any new pod runner should start, as well as anyone looking to contribute to diaspora*.

This script assumes you have a basic Rails setup installed.

Step 1: Run the script and follow the on screen instructions.

 bash <(curl

Alternatively you can also try an experimental install script (written in Ruby): see here

Step 2: Run the development server

 rails s

then visit 'http://localhost:3000' in your browser.

Step 3 (for developers): Run tests


Step 4 (for everyone): Party!

Main installation guides

Want a production setup? Having trouble with the installation script? Want to install diaspora* the slow way?

Read the specific installation guides here.