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This wiki-page is about setting up vines on your Diaspora installation.

Related pull-request diaspora/diaspora#5073

Vines is an XMPP chat server that connects you with large clusters of machines as easily as chatting with a friend.
It's a new, simpler way to manage your servers in the cloud or the data center.


Set up branch

Checkout or merge xmpp chat feature branch from zauberstuhl/diaspora.git:

git remote add zauberstuhl
git fetch zauberstuhl && git checkout -b xmpp_chat_feature zauberstuhl/xmpp_chat_feature

Warning: xmpp_chat_feature-branch is based upon Diaspora develop-branch!


All required dependencies are included in your Gemfile. The only thing you have to do now is follow the Updating-article! In short, execute follwing:

export RAILS_ENV=development
bundle install
bundle exec rake assets:precompile
bundle exec rake db:migrate


You'll find all required configuration parameters in diaspora.yml.example. If you'd like to activate the chat feature
you have to copy paste the chat section from diaspora.yml.example to your actual diaspora.yml configuration file and
activate the chat globally:

    enabled: true

If you have already a working xmpp server and need only the front-end:

    enabled: true
      enabled: false

It is also possible to configure the port and address of the client-to-server, server-to-server and the BOSH service.
You'll also find the required parameters in diaspora.yml.example with a small description.

Run it

If you are finished configuring the chat server you can start Diaspora as normal:


Log into Diaspora and you should see the web client in the right corner.
You can also log into it with your favorite desktop client like Pidgin.

For that use your diaspora handle and your diaspora password.


On default vines will log to log/vines.log and has a info-log-level set.
Set the logging level to debug, info, warn, error, or fatal. The debug level logs all XML sent and received by the server.

        file: 'log/vines.log'
        level: 'debug'