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Hyrax: A Digital Repository Framework

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What is Hyrax?

Hyrax is a Ruby on Rails Engine built by the Samvera community. Hyrax provides a foundation for creating many different digital repository applications.

Note: As a Rails Engine, Hyrax is not a web application. To build your digital repository using Hyrax you must mount the Hyrax engine within a Rails application. We call an application that mounts Hyrax a "Hyrax-based application" (or sometimes a "Hyrax Application").

Hyrax offers the ability to:

  • Create repository object types on demand
  • Deposit content via multiple configurable workflows
  • Describe content with flexible metadata
  • Enable/disable optional features via an administrative dashboard
  • And more (https://hyrax.samvera.org/about/)

Feature Documentation

  • List of features: Feature Matrix
  • Configuration and enabling features: Hyrax Management Guide
  • Walk-through on using features: Hyrax Feature Guides
  • [Entity Relationship Diagram](./artifacts/entity-relationship-diagram.pdf)
  • For general information about Hyrax: Hyrax Site
  • A note about [versions of Hyrax](./documentation/note-about-versions.md)

Support Policies

  • Hyrax 3.x supports the latest browser versions for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.

Help

The Samvera community is here to help. Please see our [support guide](./.github/SUPPORT.md).

Working with Hyrax

There are two primary Hyrax development concerns:

  1. Developing the Hyrax engine
  2. Developing your Hyrax-based Application

Developing the Hyrax Engine

This is where you work on the code-base that will be used by yours and other Hyrax-based applications. We recommend using [Docker and Hyrax's engine development containers](./CONTAINERS.md).

Note: This is not the only path for Hyrax-engine development. In the past, we documented extensive steps to install the various dependencies for Hyrax-engine development. There is also a Quick Start for Hyrax engine development that outlines steps for working on the Hyrax engine. By moving to Docker, we are encoding the documentation steps for standing up a Hyrax-engine development environment.

Contributing

We'd love to accept your contributions. Please see our guide to [contributing to Hyrax](./.github/CONTRIBUTING.md).

Here are possible ways to help:

  • The Hyrax user interface is translated into a number of languages, and many of these translations come from Google Translate. If you are a native or fluent speaker of a non-English language, your help improving these translations are most welcome. (Hyrax currently supports English, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, German, French, and Portuguese.)
    • Do you see English in the application where you would expect to see one of the languages above? If so, file an issue and suggest a translation, please.
  • Contribute a user story.
  • Help us improve Hyrax's test coverage or documentation coverage.
  • Refactor away code smells.

Release process

See the release management process.

Developing your Hyrax-based Application

For those familiar with Rails, this is where you create your own application (via rails new) and add Hyrax as a gem to your Gemfile. Your Hyrax-based application is the place for you to create features specific to your Hyrax-based application.

For more information, see [our documentation on developing your Hyrax-based application](./documentation/developing-your-hyrax-based-app.md).

Deploying your Hyrax-based Application to production

Steps to deploy a Hyrax-based application to production will vary depending on your particular ecosystem but here are some methods and things to consider:

Acknowledgments

This software has been developed by and is brought to you by the Samvera community. Learn more at the Samvera website.

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License

Hyrax is available under [the Apache 2.0 license](LICENSE).


*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Samvera Hyrax README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.