Rails and Bootstrap

This hit me when I was rewriting front-end part of Zeropaste. Of course later I found out that there’s gem for it.

But anyway, if you don’t want to add another gem and feel like writing crapload of divs, it’s not that difficult. It breaks Rails standard form error handling though.

First, change the default error field handling to do nothing instead of wrapping it in a div:

config.action_view.field_error_proc = proc { |html| html }

(put in application.rb)

And then create this helper:

def error_class(object, attribute)
  "has-error" if object.errors.include? attribute

Finally, here’s how to use it (for attribute key of a model):

<div class="form-group <%= error_class f.object, :key %>">
  <%= f.label :key %>
  <%= f.text_field :key, :class => "form-control" %>

…and done.

Zeropaste update

I decided to mess around with Zeropaste and added some “features”:

  • Show paste in plaintext (fixed width) and Markdown
  • Allows displaying paste in fixed width instead of full/auto
  • Setting mode and width based on url
  • Automatically updating url based on selected mode and width

0paste.com has been updated accordingly, including Rubinius 2.0.0rc1.

Now you can read glopping Asuna in convenient fixed width markdown (NSFW).

Yet another pastebin: 0paste.com

I decided to get a domain for it because of :reasons:. Anyway, the old ones from p.myconan.net is still accessible (it’ll redirect to new url at 0paste.com). Donations welcome.

Also because the world needs yet another pastebin. This one is running on Rubinius using Puma, by the way. Four threads with awesomest possible caching for showing pastes.

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Zeropaste – the featureless pastebin

Tonight, when trying to compile Rubinius with Rubinius, I got some errors and wanted to report to relevant party. As usual, the log of what happened is required so I used my usual pastebin – pastie.org to send the logs. But then I noticed that the “Raw” link in it doesn’t provide an actual raw file anymore. What the fuck. It is now a html disguised as txt.

So I decided to whip up a new pastebin (because the world need one more pastebin) which doesn’t have any actual features (like tag highlighting, etc). I also learned the way to create shortest RESTful path possible (read: ‘/’).

There may or may not be more features coming. Developed in Rubinius because I can. Using mysql because of where it’ll be deployed at (see below).

I’ll get around deploying this soon after reinstalling VPS running this blog to Ubuntu or Debian. Running yum in a 128 MB box is suffering.

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Ruby 1.9, Rails, and UTF-8

(main purpose of this post is to link this “server error” page of rubygems.org)

The relevant issue in Rails Issue Tracker (3789). AFAICT, there are few ways to “fix” (read: workaround) this:

  • Modify the relevant Rack code to handle this crap
  • Create additional middleware to intercept (how?) the request (tried, either didn’t work or horribly inefficient)
  • Extend rack before it is started

Well, they all sucks. Hopefully someone comes up with actual working solution for this.

Oh, there’re another solutions:

  • Use REE 1.8 (really?)
  • Use JRuby in 1.8 mode
  • Use Rubinius (rbx 2.0 where?) in 1.8 mode

Um, yeah.

Update: I figured out how to “fix” it. Check it out in Moebooru (requires this).

Rails: read_multi and dalli

Be careful when using read_multi with dalli: it may return nil-valued key instead of the correct key.

The issue is tracked here and thanks to this I dropped the read_multi usage in moebooru and used the much simpler (and most likely slower) single fetch (per entry) instead. There’s alternative way to use it – do a read_multi and refetch whatever missing/nil-keyed but apparently I’m too lazy to do it.

Moebooru 3.2

Finally reached the goal: Rails 3.2.6. The isn’t much change between 3.1 and 3.2 which is why I skipped 3.1. As there isn’t much front-end change, it means there isn’t any user-visible changes. Or at least there shouldn’t be.


  • Move to jQuery
  • Use paper_trail for versioning (or something else)
  • Add SVG support (and maybe drop SWF support)
  • Actual news ticker
  • And more!

3.2.0 has been branched and currently running on yande.re (and konachan). The next version, 3.2.1 is on default branch and being tested on moe.myconan.net. As (finally) there are database changes, it will not be tested directly on yande.re until it is stable enough.

Changes include better support for JRuby, use mini_magick instead of custom plug-in, less monkey-patches (but more bugs), and various clean-ups.

Rails 3.2 in Subdirectory

Steps to be into Rails in subdirectory:

Update config.ru to understand the subdirectory mapping:

run Moebooru::Application

change to

map (ENV['RAILS_RELATIVE_URL_ROOT'] || '/') do
  run Moebooru::Application

And then start Rails with correct environment variable (example if you use Unicorn):

RAILS_RELATIVE_URL_ROOT='/img' bin/unicorn

And that’s it. No need to mess with routes.rb as I previously thought after searching and experimenting for few hours. Links etc are properly generated with correct prefix. Or at least based on my quick testing.

May or may not work with earlier version(s) as I haven’t bothered to test it anywhere else.