[Backgroundrb-devel] Rails Configuration in Workers

Adam Williams adam at thewilliams.ws
Mon May 5 08:13:30 EDT 2008

I'm not a dev of backgroundrb, but in the two weeks I've been using it  
- this is definitely in need of repair. Look at this simple Google  
search of the list archive: http://tinyurl.com/6xk4g2  Intentional or  
not, folks are confused by it.

BackgrounDRb developers - Thanks for all the hard work. I only want to  
encourage Scott to help you make it better ;)


On May 4, 2008, at 7:09 PM, Scott Willson wrote:

> I override some Rails' configuration options in my project, like:
>    config.database_configuration_file = "#{RAILS_ROOT}/local/config/ 
> database.yml"
> But they aren't picked up in BackgroundRB because Rails ActiveRecord  
> is just initialized directly in MasterWorker#load_rails_env:
>      db_config_file = YAML.load(ERB.new(IO.read("#{RAILS_HOME}/ 
> config/database.yml")).result)
> Is this an intentional design decision, or just simplest approach  
> tha's "good enough?" Personally, I'd prefer that my Rails'  
> environment was initialized the same way in my client application,  
> BackgroundRB server and the workers—and I'm happy to contribute a  
> patch to do it. If it makes sense. Is this a dead end that's been  
> discussed before, or has just no one needed it before?
> Thanks for any info.
> Scott
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