One cool chap has posted a guide for Ubuntu Jaunty users for setting up Mozilla’s new mail/social-media/collaborative messaging thing, Raindrop. Now, users of Ubuntu 9.10 (release candidate out today! final release out next week!) have it a lot easier; 9.10 comes with Desktop Couch, your own private CouchDB that you can play with. So it’d be great if Raindrop used that.
sudo apt-get install python-twisted python-twitter python-feedparser
(you may need packages other than this; I have so much Python dev stuff installed that I may have already had half the requirements)
tar -zxvf paisley-0.1.tar.gz
- Follow https://wiki.mozilla.org/Raindrop/Install to get the Raindrop source
- Apply the pretty small raindrop-desktopcouch.diff to patch Raindrop to use desktopcouch if you have it available
- Edit your
~/.raindropfile and then
PYTHONPATH=paisley-0.1 ./run-raindrop.py sync-messages --max-age=5daysexactly as per https://wiki.mozilla.org/Raindrop/Install
- To open your Desktop Couch for browsing, do
xdg-open $HOME/.local/share/desktop-couch/couchdb.html(instead of the localhost:5984 link that the Raindrop install instructions recommend)
So now we can all have a play with Raindrop. It looks really cool. Nice one, Mozilla Messaging team.