If you want to modify SilverStrike to adapt it to your usecase of you want to help in development, this is the right place to look for information.
You should start by cloning the repository. SilverStrike uses Git. You don’t need to know very much about it to start. If you don’t know about it, I recommend searching the internet, there are numerous tutorials and questions on stack overflow that will help you get started.
The only other prerequisite that you need is Python3.
This guide assumes you are cloning to
The first step is to setup a virtual environement and install the required dependencies. This is best done by just installing SilverStrike for development:
cd ~/dev/silverstrike python3 -m venv demo/env source demo/env/bin/activate python setup.py develop
Before you run SilverStrike for the first time, you will need to setup a database and the first user account:
cd ~/dev/silverstrike/demo source env/bin/activate python manage.py migrate python manage.py createsuperuser
You can then proceed to run the builtin development server:
cd ~/dev/silverstrike/demo source env/bin/activate python manage.py runserver
You should now be able to access Silverstrike over http://localhost:8000
Note that this server should only be used for development. By default SilverStrike will only be accessible from the local machine. So in theory you could use it for a local install, but it should never ever face the internet!