Installing Hackpad, a collaborative document editor
In this recipe, we will install a collaborative document editor, Hackpad. It is a document editor based on an open source editor, EtherPad. Hackpad was acquired by Dropbox, and in early 2015 they open sourced its code.
You will need a system with at least 2 GB of memory.
As always, you will need an account with super user privileges.
How to do it…
Hackpad is a web application based on Java. We will need to install the JDK; Scala, which is another programming language; and MySQL as a data store. We will start by installing dependencies and then cloning the Hackpad repository from GitHub.
- Install JDK and Scala. The installation document mentions Sun JDK as a requirement but it works with ...