Checkout the repository:

$ git clone

You will need Vagrant , VirtualBox Node.js, Bower and ember-cli installed.

Run the following in Portia’s directory:

vagrant up

This will launch an Ubuntu virtual machine, build Portia and start the portia server. You’ll then be able to access Portia at http://localhost:9001. You can stop the portia server using vagrant suspend or vagrant halt. To run portiacrawl you will need to SSH into the virtual machine by running vagrant ssh.


Running Portia Locally

These instructions are only valid for an Ubuntu based OS

Install the following dependencies:

sudo ./ install_deps

If you would like to run Portia locally you should create an environment with virtualenv:

virtualenv YOUR_ENV_NAME --no-site-packages
source YOUR_ENV_NAME/bin/activate

Now clone this repository into that env:

git clone
cd portia

Install splash and the required packages:

sudo ./ install_deps install_splash install_python_deps

To run Portia start slyd and portia_server:

slyd/bin/slyd -p 9002 -r portiaui/dist && portia_server/ runserver

Portia should now be running on port 9001 and you can access it at http://localhost:9001.

Developing Portia using Docker

To develop Portia using docker you will need Node.js, Bower and ember-cli installed.

To set up Portia for development use the commands below:

mkdir ~/data
git clone
cd portia/portiaui
npm install && bower install
cd node_modules/ember-cli && npm install && cd ../../
ember build
cd ..
docker build . -t portia

You can run it using:

docker run -i -t --rm -p 9001:9001 \
    -v ~/data:/app/data/projects:rw \
    -v ~/portia/portiaui/dist:/app/portiaui/dist \
    -v ~/portia/slyd:/app/slyd \
    -v ~/portia/portia_server:/app/portia_server \

This sets up the portia_server to restart with every change you make and if you run cd ~/portia/portiaui && ember build -w in another shell you can rebuild the Portia assets with every change too.