Installation from Source
To install Talk from Source, ensure that you have Node version 8+. Installing via source is the recommended method when developing as it give you the best tooling. We release versions using semantic versioning, and do so to our Github Releases page. There you can download archives of older versions or the latest release. The examples following will download the latest code on our master branch.
First we will download and extract the latest codebase of Talk:
curl -sLo talk.tar.gz https://github.com/coralproject/talk/archive/master.tar.gz mkdir -p talk tar xzf talk.tar.gz -C talk --strip-components 1 cd talk
From here we need to fetch the dependencies and build the static assets using Yarn:
yarn yarn build
docker run -p 127.0.0.1:6379:6379 -d redis docker run -p 127.0.0.1:27017:27017 -d mongo
Didn’t work? Sometimes you may already have a container running on these ports,
docker ps to see what other containers you have running and running
docker stop <id> on those containers to stop them.
This documentation assumes that you will be running MongoDB on
127.0.0.1:27017 and Redis on
127.0.0.1:6379. The above Docker commands bind
MongoDB and Redis on these interfaces for you.
We should then specify the configuration variables that can be used to run the
application locally in a file named
.env. This will be read by the application
when running in development mode:
NODE_ENV=development TALK_MONGO_URL=mongodb://127.0.0.1:27017/talk TALK_REDIS_URL=redis://127.0.0.1:6379 TALK_ROOT_URL=http://127.0.0.1:3000 TALK_PORT=3000 TALK_JWT_SECRET=password TALK_FACEBOOK_APP_ID=A-Facebook-App-ID TALK_FACEBOOK_APP_SECRET=A-Facebook-App-Secret
This is the bare minimum needed to start Talk, for more configuration variables, check out the Configuration section. Facebook login above will definitely not work unless you change those values as well.
You can now start the application by running:
At this stage, you should refer to the configuration for configuration variables that are specific to your installation.