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Basic installation

How to install the packaged PAS portal - coming soon

Getting started in development

The Pas Researcher pack is made up of three separate but integrated elements, the portal, the authoring environment and the learner environment. While these elements are integrated, their development so far has been achieved separately, with the learner environment being developed first by TELS, the authoring environment (which is still in beta form) also by TELS and the Pas Portal developed primarily by a developer team at OISE/UT. The loose coupling of these three elements allows development in the three areas to be relatively independent.

Authoring and Learner runtime development

Step 1. Read work through the steps in Getting started in SAIL development

Step 2. Read this document outlining Pas Learner Runtime architecture and Pas-Otrunk runtime architecture which describes the various components of the runtime.

Step 3. Read this document outlining Pas Author Runtime architecture which describes the various components of the runtime.

Step 4. Try out the Authoring Tool by going to How to run the Authoring Tool

Portal development

Step 1. Read and work through the steps in How to install the portal for development purposes

Step 2. Read this document outlining Pas Portal technologies which describes the various open source technologies used to build the portal.

Step 3. Read this document outlining Pas Portal architecture overview which describes the various logical layers of the software built to ensure loosely coupled objects that support re-use and extension. You might also read this document outlining Tels Portal architecture overview.

step 3a. Read this document outlining PAS Portal RoOLO Integration Architecture.

Step 4. Read this document outlining Pas Portal programming practices which we encourage team members to follow. We also encourage and are interested in participating with you in paired and team programming locally and remotely. This will help you get started quickly!

Step 5. Read this Pas Portal FAQ and this Pas Portal Troubleshooting

Step 6. Read this page of How to guides for the PAS portal

Step 7. As you begin to program, please contribute and add to the FAQ and HOW TOs.

Other Useful Pages

Using Mylyn in Eclipse- Some developers on the team use Mylyn with Eclipse 3.3.3 or above. We use JIRA connector with Mylyn to make JIRA tasks show up in the Task List within Eclipse.

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