Installing Dashing

Dashing allows you to make beautiful customised dashboards. I’ve got to the point of it being up-and-running and displaying a dashboard in my browser. Next task is to customise it!

Dashing dashboard screenshot

How I got Dashing installed and running

Install ruby:

$ sudo apt-get install libyaml-ruby

$ sudo wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/76729/rubygems-1.8.25.tgz

$ tar -xvzf /boot/rubygems-1.8.25.tgz

~/rubygems-1.8.25 $ sudo ruby setup.rb

$ sudo apt-get install ruby1.9.1-dev

Install nodejs:

$ sudo apt-get install nodejs

Install bundler:

$ sudo gem install bundler

Install dashing:

$ sudo gem install dashing

Create new dashboard:

$ dashing new Abbies_dashboard

Bundle gems:

$ cd abbies_dashboard

~/abbies_dashboard $ bundle

Start dashing server:

~/abbies_dashboard $ dashing start

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4 responses

  1. […] This post follows on from installing Dashing. […]

  2. Thanks for the step-by-step. Everything above works except the commands that begin with ~ (for example, ~/rubygems-1.8.25 $ sudo ruby setup.rb, they all report “bash: /home/pi/rubygems-1.8.25: Is a directory”. Do you know what the problem is?

    1. Sorry, figured it out; didn’t understand the convention being used…change to the directory and run $ sudo … thanks.

      1. Hehe yes, glad you figured it out! I’d love to see a screenshot when you get it up and running 🙂

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