I just started using Adapt last week and am enjoying it immensely.
I wanted to share my experience installing the Adapt Authoring tool onto a more uncommon setup: Ubuntu 16.04 via Crouton on a Chromebook with Armhf architecture.
I am not sure if the quirks I encountered were due to this setup or if the docs may need to be updated.
In any case, I hope that having this information can help future users.
The following only includes deviations from the installation steps on the Adapt Authoring Wiki:
The instructions say version 8.x.x is compatible but I found that I had to use 8.1 or above; otherwise, there was an error with downloading/exporting the course.
This wasn't listed in the Authoring Wiki but I found that I needed to create the Admin database and a username and password that matched what I was entering into the installation script. Including this in the docs may help users less comfortable with command line to debug :)
Install Adapt Framework manually
Following the Authoring Tool installation steps listed on the Wiki (i.e. skipping the Framework installation) led to issues: when running
node install because the
temp folder (which is supposed to have Adapt Framework) was not created.
- I followed the steps to clone the Adapt Authoring tool. In that folder, I created subfolders:
adapt_frameworkI cloned the Framework repository
- Note: PhantomJS doesn't have a version for Armhf machines; but using the version via
sudo apt-get installseems to work for me
- I wonder if there the Frameworks docs need to be updated? Typing
adapt installas per the docs gave an error about a vanilla theme plugin being incompatible. I needed to type
adapt create courseto install Framework (as per this post)
- Then, I returned to the
adapt_authoringfolder and followed the rest of the installation directions from the Wiki