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dailydrip/firestorm

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dailydrip / firestorm

Elixir

An open-source forum engine, with an Elixir+Phoenix backend and an Elm frontend.


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Firestorm

An open-source forum engine, with an Elixir+Phoenix backend and an Elm frontend.

A community-funded project from DailyDrip.

Build Status Deps Status

This is the Firestorm Forum project. We've just reached the "initial dogfooding" phase and you can view the first deployed version at http://firestorm-dogfood.herokuapp.com.

The design document is a good place to start reading if you're unfamiliar with the project.

Patrons

This project was funded by a Kickstarter.

All of the patrons that made it possible are listed in the PATRONS file.

Code

This is an umbrella app consisting of firestorm_data and firestorm_web.

Features

At present, we're wrapping up the initial design phase. Having said that, here are the planned features and their status:

  • Continuous Integration
    • We're using Semaphore CI for this
  • Continuous Deployment
  • OAuth
    • At present, we only support GitHub. We'll support a lot more services in the future, but until we're happy with the state of the rest of the dogfooding session we'll stick with GitHub.
  • Email (first class!)
    • The goal here is to be a fantastic replacement for Google Groups
  • Forums
  • Topics
    • Stickies
  • Posts
  • Personal Messaging
  • Tags
  • Search
  • Slack Integration
  • Plugin System

Configuration

S3

Attachments are stored on S3. Consequently, you will need to create an S3 bucket to store them, as well as an API user that can write to it and list all of your buckets, and configure the bucket for CORS.

You also need to set 4 environment variables:

export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=XXXX
export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=XXXX
export AWS_S3_BUCKET=XXXX
export AWS_S3_REGION=XXXX

CORS configuration

Here's an example CORS configuration:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<CORSConfiguration xmlns="http://s3.amazonaws.com/doc/2006-03-01/">
  <CORSRule>
    <AllowedOrigin>http://localhost:4000</AllowedOrigin>
    <AllowedMethod>POST</AllowedMethod>
    <AllowedHeader>*</AllowedHeader>
  </CORSRule>
  <CORSRule>
    <AllowedOrigin>http://firestorm-dogfood.herokuapp.com</AllowedOrigin>
    <AllowedMethod>POST</AllowedMethod>
    <AllowedHeader>*</AllowedHeader>
  </CORSRule>
</CORSConfiguration>

License

Firestorm is MIT Licensed.