Raindrop and Fedora 12 Beta (almost there…)

Mozilla Labs’ Raindrop seems to be getting a lot of attention these days, so here is a small recipe to get it up and running on Fedora 12. After following these steps make sure the read the official Install page to find out more about configuring Raindrop.

Unfortunately couchdb currently crashes in Fedora 12 Beta – see bug #530904. When that bug is resolved I am almost certain the following steps will work 🙂

  1. sudo yum install mercurial python-twisted python-twitter couchdb
  2. Install python-paisley. As this isn’t currently packaged by Fedora you can download a package I made: python-paisley-0.1-1.fc12.noarch.rpm
  3. sudo service couchdb start
  4. Add accounts to your $HOME/.raindrop file as specified in Raindrop/Install
  5. hg clone http://hg.mozilla.org/labs/raindrop
  6. cd raindrop/server/python
  7. ./run-raindrop.py sync-messages --max-age=5days
  8. Open http://localhost:5984/raindrop/inflow/index.html

Have fun.

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