hoodwink.d enhanced


Camping is a Microframework #

by why in bits

First, as a mural. For friends here who like to pick at the weave.

 %w[rubygems active_record markaby metaid ostruct].each {|lib| require lib}
 module Camping;C=self;module Models;end;Models::Base=ActiveRecord::Base
 module Helpers;def R c,*args;p=/\(.+?\)/;args.inject(c.urls.detect{|x|x.
 )[]rescue a).to_s)};end;def / p;File.join(@root,p) end;end;module Controllers
 module Base;include Helpers;attr_accessor :input,:cookies,:headers,:body,
 :status,:root;def method_missing(m,*args,&blk);str=m==:render ? markaview(
 }rescue nil;r(200,str.to_s);end;def r(s,b,h={});@status=s;@headers.merge!(h)
 @body=b;end;def redirect(c,*args);c=R(c,*args)if c.respond_to?:urls;r(302,'',
 'Location'=>self/c);end;def service(r,e,m,a);@status,@headers,@root=200,{},e[
 @cookies.marshal_dump.dup;if ("POST"==e['REQUEST_METHOD'])and %r|\Amultipart\
 /form-data.*boundary=\"?([^\";,]+)\"?|n.match(e['CONTENT_TYPE']);return r(500,
 "No multipart/form-data supported.")else;@input=C.qs_parse(e['REQUEST_METHOD'
 |k,v|"#{k}=#{C.escape(v)}; path=/"if v != cook[k]}.compact;self;end;def to_s
 "Status: #{@status}\n#{{'Content-Type'=>'text/html'}.merge(@headers).map{|k,v|
 v.to_a.map{|v2|"#{k}: #{v2}"}}.flatten.join("\n")}\n\n#{@body}";end;def \
 markaby;Class.new(Markaby::Builder){@root=@root;include Views;def tag!(*g,&b)
 [:href,:action].each{|a|(g.last[a]=self./(g.last[a]))rescue 0};super end}.new(
 end;def markaview(m,*args,&blk);markaby.instance_eval{Views.instance_method(m
 ).bind(self).call(*args, &blk);self}.to_s;end;end;class R;include Base end
 class NotFound<R;def get(p);r(404,div{h1("#{C} Problem!")+h2("#{p} not found")
 });end end;class ServerError<R;def get(k,m,e);r(500,markaby.div{h1 "#{C} Prob\
 lem!";h2 "#{k}.#{m}";h3 "#{e.class} #{e.message}:";ul{e.backtrace.each{|bt|li(
 bt)}}})end end;class<<self;def R(*urls);Class.new(R){meta_def(:inherited){|c|
 c.meta_def(:urls){urls}}};end;def D(path);constants.each{|c|k=const_get(c)
 return k,$~[1..-1] if (k.urls rescue "/#{c.downcase}").find {|x|path=~/^#{x}\
 \/?$/}};[NotFound,[path]];end end end;class<<self;def escape(s);s.to_s.gsub(
 /([^ a-zA-Z0-9_.-]+)/n){'%'+$1.unpack('H2'*$1.size).join('%').upcase}.tr(' ',
 '+') end;def unescape(s);s.tr('+', ' ').gsub(/((?:%[0-9a-fA-F]{2})+)/n){[$1.
 delete('%')].pack('H*')} end;def qs_parse(qs,d='&;');OpenStruct.new((qs||'').
 split(/[#{d}] */n).inject({}){|hsh,p|k,v=p.split('=',2).map{|v|unescape(v)}
 hsh[k]=v unless v.empty?;hsh}) end;def cookie_parse(s);c=qs_parse(s,';,') end
 def run(r=$stdin,w=$stdout);w<<begin;k,a=Controllers.D "/#{ENV['PATH_INFO']}".
 gsub(%r!/+!,'/');m=ENV['REQUEST_METHOD']||"GET";k.class_eval{include C
 include Controllers::Base;include Models};o=k.new;o.service(r,ENV,m,a);rescue\
 module Views; include Controllers; include Helpers end;end

  1. gem install camping --source http://code.whytheluckystiff.net/
    • Installs the regular camping.rb.
    • ... and dependencies activerecord, markaby and metaid.
  2. For an example, see the blog.


Update: Field Office Outpost Bravo Bravo reports.

Update: Ranger Douglas has sent word.

Many rangers, myself included, returned from their morning jaunt to find this tiny yarn insignia fastened to their ranger doors without explanation. It seems peaceful, like something Camping would do, but you never know. Radicals often portray future animal executions in the simplest of strokes.

Camping has not had the time or inclination to rate and classify this message, so it is being displayed in its true, unfiltered form.

Update: Reader Justin Heat sent in this awful photo.

He says, “At my aunt’s viewing. Snapped a pic for you with my Treo 650.”

Off-topic. And NOT funny. Let’s start focusing on getting through this day before we talk about this kind of stuff. For crying out loud.

Update: What luck, this month’s Boy’s Life has a feature story for PDF subscribers only. Very in-depth. An excerpt:

Update: from #camping.

 20:11 <goalie> can camping do e-commerce?
 20:11 <_why> no, use rails
 20:11 <RangerCliff> heh wtf?
 20:13 <goalie> it's just a small store, we only have two products
 20:13 <goalie> root beer lip balm and cream soda lip balm
 20:13 * _why contemplates
 20:14 <goalie> mail-order only
 20:14 <_why> now you're talking!!

Update: 2006 uniforms are in.


Update: You may now clip the following article from your handbooks, the Camping Phys Ed staff has ejected it from the curriculum!


If you’ve come to this site looking for the Dog Scouts, or if you’ve never heard of Dog Scouts and would like to sign your dog (or dogs) up for Dog Scouts, please click on the image of the Geocaching 3 Merit Badge for Dogs (to your right, my left) and you will be whisked away to the correct site.

If you are looking for Doggles, they can be found here.

Matthew Cartwright from Aberdeen, WA, writes in:

My nine-year-old daughter has been captivated with Camping over the last day or so. We even got her a little tackle box to put all her supplies in. Her excitement really came to a crescendo when she read your story about Ranger Cliff hanging out in IRC. She’s been non-stop Ranger Cliff all morning.

Anyway, she’s now filming a stop-motion film about the wedding of Ranger Cliff, I’m including a still frame I just snapped over her shoulder. Ranger Cliff is the little, rotund, dark fellow.

Great work, Katy! You’ve nailed the Ranger. His balance is abyssmal.

Update: Photos are piling up on Flickr now that everyone’s back from CampingCamp, held last night at Ranger Mayhew’s house in Minneapolis. Jealous.

Alex Chanticlair took the following photo and adds:

Troops 142 and 146 were in attendance. Many a glowstick was had. I know it looks alot like a rave, but believe me, it’s a very safe, very loving environment, sort of like a rave, but with root beer and cream soda lip balms instead of Roofies or Vitamin K. Actually, Roofies are still pretty common at conventions, but usually those people are under the table and don’t pollute the general mood of self-photography.

Update: 100 bytes have been shaved from Camping 1.1. Update through gems or wherever.

Two steps to get Camping working under Lighttpd+FastCGI. At the bottom of your application script (blog.rb):

 if __FILE__ == $0
   require 'fcgi'
     :adapter => 'sqlite3', :database => 'blog3.db'
   Camping::Models::Base.logger = Logger.new('camping.log')
   FCGI.each do |req|
     ENV.replace req.env
     Camping.run(req.in, req.out)

A suitable lighttpd.conf would look like:

 server.port                 = 3044
 server.bind                 = "" 
 server.modules              = ( "mod_fastcgi" )
 server.document-root        = "/var/camping/blog/" 
 server.errorlog             = "/var/camping/blog/error.log" 

 #### fastcgi module
 fastcgi.server = ( "/" => ( 
   "localhost" => ( 
     "socket" => "/tmp/camping-blog.socket",
     "bin-path" => "/var/camping/blog/blog.rb",
     "check-local" => "disable",
     "max-procs" => 1 ) ) )

The check-local directive is vital to make sure lighttpd passes all the requests into blog.rb without throwing a 404.


Update: Reader Bill Atley writes in:

This afternoon I was at my grandfather’s house (I’m his primary caretaker) and midway through a corn feeding, I look over and this little mouse has taken the stage on a bit of carpet over by the television, no idea where he got the little mike, but he started belting away—Walk This Way, Sweet Child of Mine—classic stuff! I swear, it has to be related!

Thanks, Bill. It has to be related.

Hot tip! Give the new symmetrical R is for Routing method a try, it’s in trunk or the 1.1.18 gem on http://code.whytheluckystiff.net/ (still at 3.2k!)

Pave routes with Controllers::R:

 module Camping::Controllers
   class BlogEdit < R '/edit/(\d+)'; end

Find a Route backwards inside controller and view methods with Helpers::R:

 def Camping::Views.all_posts
   for post in @posts
     a :href => R(BlogEdit, post)

Also works in redirects:

 redirect R(BlogEdit, 2)

One breakage overnight: if a controller and a model are named identically, you’ll need to refer to the model as Models::Blog inside the controller. See the blogging app.

Update: The Florida Friends of Camping want to send out an alert to the vast throngs of bedraggled and disenfranchised coders who don’t fathom Camping, don’t care about it and are hurt that it is even trying to do anything.

Many dogs are out of work and remain unemployed for years on end. Their prospects are weak and many humans lack the patience to help the canine hunt through Craigslist. (The mouse peripheral was specifically designed without paws in mind.) Yet, many of these dogs are our best asset when faced with that initial first stab through Camping. Call us! Our dogs are lined up right now, outside the facility, with their honorary green scarves blowing in the wind, ready to embark on a walking tour of up to 4k. It’s your enjoyment that’s at stake here!


said on 18 Jan 2006 at 09:49

“Arrrr youu thrrreattning mee?”

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 10:04

Will this work with lighty? or “run” is the only way for now?

mucho neato!

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 10:04

Stuff like this makes me want to abandon ruby entirely for python…

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 10:12

Mr. Big: why be unhappy? Do whatever rings your bell. :)

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 10:16

ooops! disregard 11:04, just saw the thing under /blog/start


said on 18 Jan 2006 at 10:36

Blog no worky! i had to put

require ‘rubygems’ require_gem ‘camping’

then did a ”./start” which starts up webrick but the page is blank. Camping::Models::Post “Load” are fine per the logger. Webrick complains about ‘styles.css’, creating a css don’t help much.

very interesting indeed.

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 10:40

Mr.Big: ever searched for “obfuscated python”? With all those pretty indentations it’s a shame, but it looks really funny.

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 10:49

heeey, this looks very similar to something I’ve been mucking around with (it’s true!), slightly inspired by web.py as well.

Maybe I’ll take a closer look at camping later, and steal/insert some stuff..

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 10:51

I hear you Mr. Big, but you have to admit, the code would fit in a backpack.

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 10:56

I had to put a row in the users table and a couple rows in the posts table for that users id.

trey cool!

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 11:19

Wow, nice—we have been firing the bricks, now we are building towers with them.

Totally minor thing, but is there a reason to prefer

module Foo;end




I think the latter might actually be clearer.

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 11:40

Ok, it’s micro… but comments still don’t harm!

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 13:56

hahaha! that’s hilarious! (the diag)

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 15:22

This is awesome. I too have been tinkering with taking the rails and MVC concepts but making something smaller and lighter for use in small projects especially.

I’m thinking that you add in moo.fx and moo.ajax and you’ve got a great framework in very little code.

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 15:47

I think this will be extremely helpful in rapid prototyping of webapps without selling out on the MVC concepts.

Its small size means even I can attempt to wrap my head around the whole thing. Bravo!

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 16:00

Is that picture sent in by Mr. Justin Heat an indication that Camping is dangerous? Is camping the H5N1 of the webapp world?

Please, we need to know if it’s safe before we get too close…

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 18:33

how de we add things? /add gives an error, I think because ‘post’ does not exist yet??

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 19:03

Sure enough, needed a @post = Post.new in the Controllers::Add#get.

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 19:11


said on 18 Jan 2006 at 21:15

I ended up changing Add.post and Edit.post to redirect thusly:

redirect View, @post.id

said on 18 Jan 2006 at 22:39

Who is going to make the “I wish this site were powered by Camping” button?

said on 19 Jan 2006 at 00:16

said on 19 Jan 2006 at 00:29

Okay, gems now stocked at Rubyforge.

<|:{: Good point, let’s stay away from Justin Heat for now, everybody.

Amr: Was a bug. My thanks.

topfunky: Could we compress the source code on to that badge with a 1px font maybe??

said on 19 Jan 2006 at 00:41

but to be properly web2.0 you really need the gradient.

said on 19 Jan 2006 at 00:47

1 px font? you mean like morse code maybe? or are we allowed to use more than b/w? i guess if you got something that can turn rgb into ascii

said on 19 Jan 2006 at 02:20

Obviously, Camping is _why’s attempt to win Hacker of the Year award this year.

When’s the “Agile Camping” book due out?

said on 19 Jan 2006 at 03:36

“lightweight camping”.

said on 19 Jan 2006 at 05:59


said on 19 Jan 2006 at 08:03

this post got so much better than it was when i first read it. i’m glad projectionist told me, because vienna didn’t.

said on 19 Jan 2006 at 12:50

“camping on trails”!

said on 19 Jan 2006 at 12:51

RedHanded as we know it is now over.

All posts from here on out will be made as updates to this article.

And jonbro, I was trying to keep with the style already established. I don’t think Camping is Web 1.0 or 2.0, but maybe more Web NaN.

I hear that our forked tongue brethren are already working on a line-by-line copy of Camping, called “Rattlesnake”.

said on 19 Jan 2006 at 13:10

I’m still getting over a sinus infection, so could someone explain to me how the path matching works with the inheritance and the R Class and the glavin?

said on 19 Jan 2006 at 13:12

I have a version of camping.rb that connects to Webrick via mount_proc… meaning it’s all loaded once (kinda like FCGI ) and stays resident rather than re-loading and executing each time.

It’s fast. :-)

I pass request and response to Camping.run and it uses them for input and outpue rather than ENV and puts.

If you’re interested, I’m #camping. :-)

said on 19 Jan 2006 at 13:50

I implemented Dreamer’s changed camping.rb in my camping wiki: tepee. ./start starts the webrick servlet, and ./dev uses the camping gem w/ webrick CGI .

demo running on my mac

svn co http://techno-weenie.net/svn/projects/tepee

said on 19 Jan 2006 at 15:56

I keep thinking the updates are going to stop and, mournfully, visit this post to review the facts. But that’s the trick. They never stop.

said on 19 Jan 2006 at 19:37

_why…. if you keep coding like this you’re gonna hit the planck length and then BAM, it’s all just a bubbling foam of quantum wikis and blogs and single-character webapps

said on 19 Jan 2006 at 22:48

Hokay… who took the cork outta tha crazy juice?

said on 19 Jan 2006 at 23:21

Marzipan: you new around here? The cork’s been off the crazy juice bottle for months, allowing its pungent aroma to waft through our psyches.

Breathe deeply. It won’t hurt.

said on 20 Jan 2006 at 02:03

This post needs it’s own RSS feed.

said on 20 Jan 2006 at 03:44

Documentation for Camping in trunk.

said on 20 Jan 2006 at 06:36

Camping is more similar to Nitro than Rails, the blog example could almost work in Nitro out of the box. Moreover, I think Og is a better match to Camping than AR. Camping seems to follow an ‘all-ruby’ philosophy. Og allows you to use standard Ruby objects and get rid of the .sql file

said on 20 Jan 2006 at 07:50

also, topfunky, I think your grammer is way better than mine

said on 20 Jan 2006 at 08:00


Camping::Models.schema do
  create_table :pages, :force => true do |t|
    t.column :title, :string, :limit => 255
    t.column :body, :text
said on 20 Jan 2006 at 09:52

This is what call Performance Art.

said on 20 Jan 2006 at 09:52

This is what I call Performance Art.

said on 20 Jan 2006 at 10:28


said on 20 Jan 2006 at 14:08

Yes, But does it scale?!

said on 20 Jan 2006 at 15:24

Actually it scales worse today than it did yesterday. That’s the truth… from 10 req/s down to only four.

Why: You’ve gotta do something about creating and modifying that new Markaby class on the fly inside markaby… it’s just too expensive… For every request with a normal render you have to pay that code twice (the actual render, then layout).

Even NotFound has 3 calls that would trigger method_missing and hence markaby… though I’m not sure if some magic protects the h1 and h2 because they’re inside the div (I see no other reason you did that)...

I think I understand why (to get at the current scope’s / method), but I think we need another solution. I trust you’re already aware of the problem and working on a solution. :-)

said on 20 Jan 2006 at 16:17

File uploads work now. About a hundred and fifty bytes of code spent.

The div does protect the calls. I’ve done a bit of speed-up to Markaby by generating the Camping::Mab class in advance.

said on 20 Jan 2006 at 20:01

Apollo, why doth thou burn the candle at both ends?

said on 21 Jan 2006 at 10:37

R(...) is skipping base urls for me. http:///edit/1 (no localhost etc)

said on 21 Jan 2006 at 20:14

is there any helper documentation for this project.

it looks extremely useful, but quite difficult to implement with ??

said on 22 Jan 2006 at 04:37


class Page

property :title, String, :limit => 255
property :body, String


which do you prefer?

(you could also use attr_accessor but I prefer property to better document that it is an ‘enchanted’ attribute)

said on 22 Jan 2006 at 19:33
I’m trying to run the blog example on windows with a sqlserver db, and it works fine running “ruby blog.rb” (ie. the http response comes back just fine), but not when running in webrick – I get a “premature end of script headers” HTTP 500 error – any ideas?
[2006-01-23 11:25:29] INFO  WEBrick 1.3.1
[2006-01-23 11:25:29] INFO  ruby 1.8.2 (2004-12-25) [i386-mswin32]
[2006-01-23 11:25:29] INFO  WEBrick::HTTPServer#start: pid=3480 port=3044
[2006-01-23 11:25:36] ERROR CGIHandler: blog.rb:
d:/applications/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/httpservlet/cgi_runner.rb:45:in `exec'
: Exec format error - blog.rb (Errno::ENOEXEC)
        from d:/applications/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/httpservlet/cgi_runner.rb
[2006-01-23 11:25:36] ERROR CGIHandler: blog.rb exit with 1
[2006-01-23 11:25:36] ERROR Premature end of script headers: blog.rb
localhost - - [23/Jan/2006:11:25:36 E. Australia Standard Time] "GET / HTTP/1.1"

 500 320
- -> /
said on 22 Jan 2006 at 20:50

So, does the script execute right when you do: ./blog.rb?

said on 23 Jan 2006 at 11:33

I get the same thing on Windows. I’m not sure ./blog.rb executes correctly, but I do get the following output:

Status: 404
Content-Type: text/html



Camping Problem!



Not Found

said on 23 Jan 2006 at 11:48

Oops. Apologies! Mine eyes crossed, and Preview was >> and >> was Preview. I can’t seem to figure out how to escape the generated markup, but hopefully it’s not hard to figure out.

<—Textile n00b

said on 23 Jan 2006 at 13:56

Not only is ‘camping’ extremely cool, but reading your posts is like reading the principia discordia . . . except better.

said on 23 Jan 2006 at 20:09

I think I’m done camping. Time to get back on the train and go home. :)

said on 23 Jan 2006 at 20:42

Are you sure? You’re gonna miss out on—that’s right—Camping 1.2 is out! Approx. 300 bytes of patches from #camping! gem update camping

said on 23 Jan 2006 at 22:25

Nice, a charting app. Are you going to do CraigsList clone too? shouldn’t be too hard with camping.

said on 24 Jan 2006 at 17:46

Can you mark it stable when it starts working. I did 1.2 and can’t get it to work. Gives 500. Blog.run gives html. ./serve starts fine, blog.get pukes saying it can’t find ‘posts’. Its there. Cuz I created it. etc. etc. (theres a ticket)

said on 24 Jan 2006 at 17:53

Can you mark it stable when it starts working. I did 1.2 and can’t get it to work. Gives 500. Blog.run gives html. ./serve starts fine, blog.get pukes saying it can’t find ‘posts’. Its there. Cuz I created it. etc. etc. (theres a ticket)

said on 25 Jan 2006 at 00:47

To attempt to clarify and augment what TruRube and Mr. McBiscuit have been saying, on Windows, Camping doesn’t seem to work. Running “ruby start” starts just fine, but when one tries to connect, the web browser (and webrick) complains about a premature end to (blog.rb’s) script headers. Error 500, to be specific. Executing blog.rb used to produce HTML just fine, but now complains that “sqllite3” is a MissingSourceFile. These results are from Ruby 1.8.2, the latest Camping (1.2.37), and the Blog example files (revision 39).

said on 25 Jan 2006 at 01:23

Okay, hang in there. I’ve got another upgrade for you and some tips.

 gem install camping --source code.whytheluckystiff.net

As far as getting SQLite3 working on Windows, please see the Camping wiki. There’s a rule of thumb about installing SQLite3 properly. It’s an evasive little creature.

Lastly, the newest gem comes with a camping utility for starting applications in a jiffy. Try downloading the latest blog.rb, then:

 camping blog.rb

It’ll start up on port 3301. The username is admin and password camping.

said on 26 Jan 2006 at 01:49

still no work. after logging in i get:

Blog Problem! Blog::Controllers::Login.POST ArgumentError wrong number of arguments (2 for 1):

  • ./blog.rb:112:in `method_missing’
  • ./blog.rb:112:in `post’
  • (eval):21:in `call’
  • (eval):21:in `service’
  • (eval):45:in `run’
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/camping-1.2.42/bin/camping:52
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/camping-1.2.42/bin/camping:32:in `call’
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/httpservlet/prochandler.rb:26:in `do_POST’
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/httpservlet/abstract.rb:35:in `send
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/httpservlet/abstract.rb:35:in `service’
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/httpserver.rb:104:in `service’
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/httpserver.rb:65:in `run’
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:155:in `start_thread’
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:144:in `start’
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:144:in `start_thread’
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:94:in `start’
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:89:in `each’
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:89:in `start’
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:79:in `start’
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:79:in `start’
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/camping-1.2.42/bin/camping:60
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.2.5/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:207:in `load’
  • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.2.5/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:207:in `load’
  • c:/ruby/bin/camping:18
said on 26 Jan 2006 at 10:52

Where are the cows?

said on 26 Jan 2006 at 11:14

why, your sense of humor is like crack. I just can’t get enough!

said on 26 Jan 2006 at 13:03

Running under Win XP , I too have the same problem as DOH i.e.

Blog Problem! Blog::Controllers::Login.POST ArgumentError wrong number of arguments (2 for 1): etc….

  • ./blog.rb:112:in `method_missing’
  • ./blog.rb:112:in `post’

Any ideas ?

said on 26 Jan 2006 at 13:20

Is fixed today in 1.2.46. I’m moving to use a HashWithIndifferentAccess and the `method_missing’ problem occurs when the blog tries to set a cookie.

said on 26 Jan 2006 at 13:52

Why -

Hey man, I want some of whatever you’re taking!

Incredible framework & presentation. Would def. come in handy for those mini-projects where even Rails is overkill.

said on 26 Jan 2006 at 18:18

Why, are you an Orz?

You seem to like *camping* at the *playground* 
with the *campers* *light bubbles* and handing them 
*chunky bacon*.
said on 26 Jan 2006 at 18:56
I was having problems, on Windows, with the various individual files as well (home_page, blog). Try Examples/serve. This worked great!
  • Wiki/tepee requires acts_as_versioned.
  • Charts requires Rmagick (use RMagick-win32 for Windows).

Note: you might need ver. 1.2.42, or better. The magic started happening for me after the upgrade to this version. It may have just been coincidental – I had finally learned enough to earn my first merit badge.

said on 27 Jan 2006 at 00:18

What’s the font on those nifty green badges?

said on 27 Jan 2006 at 07:47
Controllers::R is sick!

Slipping an anonymous class into the unsuspecting inheritance chain, just to have its inherited method called …

Almost overheated my poor little brain trying to understand it.

I love it! :)

said on 29 Jan 2006 at 15:52

dvoodoo: Agreed. It was very fun (and yet a bit frightening) to explain to my pythonista friend what happens in there ;)

said on 02 Feb 2006 at 01:57

So I got everything up and running and I tried to run the blog app, but why is Safari downloading a file called ‘download’ that contains the HTML for the page I am trying to visit? Curious…

Any ideas?

If it helps, I do get an error from WEBrick saying that the constant ‘RAILS_CONNECTION_ADAPTERS’ has already been initialized.

said on 02 Feb 2006 at 18:19

Try updating to the latest:

 gem install camping --source code.whytheluckystiff.net

It was a bug which was keeping text/html from being the default Content-Type.

said on 03 Feb 2006 at 12:28

Can one run Camping on Windows CE? and with Firebird (with FireRuby)?

said on 13 Feb 2006 at 13:58

Darn. Bring http://code.whytheluckystiff.net/camping/ back online, will ya?

said on 27 Feb 2006 at 04:37

The code might be small, but unfortunately camping is a memory hog. After serving a few hundred requests of the example on the wiki (a few static pages, no ActiveRecord, with Webrick), the process has grown to 14MB. That’s not a lot less than a full Rails process.

said on 01 Apr 2006 at 10:53

_EGADS! EGADS , I say!

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