This set of changes does two things. They are mostly unrelated but they were essential for us in building our Discourse instance and, I believe, they are generally useful.
- Better support for RAILS_RELATIVE_URL: we have fixed numerous places where it wasn’t respected.
- Better support for deployments with external Postgres, Redis and nginx.
The repo contains a Dockerfile which builds an image that includes only Discourse itself. This makes it easier to deploy, e.g., in AWS, using RDS (hosted Postgres) and ElastiCache (hosted Redis). The repo also contains a
fig.yml, which helps you use fig to do local development using an equivalent setup (the Vagrant-based setup still works just fine). The fig setup is documented in