OpenShift: Ruby on Rails Deployment Steps

This is a simple list of deployment steps to setup Ruby on Rails app on OpenShift.

Well, I assume we have OpenShift account and rhc tool installed and logged in. We also have a git repo with a brand new Ruby on Rails app.

What’s next:

  1. Create MyApp

    rhc app-create -a MyApp --scale -t ruby-1.9 --no-git
  2. Setup Database. I used postgresql, but mysql-5.1/5.5 and mongoDB-2.4 are also available.

    rhc cartridge add postgresql-9.2 -a MyApp
  3. Prepare database.yml:

      adapter: postgresql
      database: <%=ENV['OPENSHIFT_APP_NAME']%>
      host:     <%=ENV['OPENSHIFT_POSTGRESQL_DB_HOST']%>
      port:     <%=ENV['OPENSHIFT_POSTGRESQL_DB_PORT']%>
      min_messages: ERROR
      reconnect: false
      pool: 5
      timeout: 5000
      encoding: utf8
  4. Check everything working:

    bundle install
    rails s
  5. Add the OpenShift repository as one of your remote repositories

    • Show you all the information about your application (Remote URL)

      rhc app-show MyApp
    • Add Git Remote

      git remote add openshift <REMOTE_URL>
    • Take whatever OpenShift is adding by merging (saving our code)

      git merge openshift/master -s recursive -X ours
    • Let’s push it:

      git push openshift master

    It usually takes a few minutes (not seconds). And should be finished like this:

    remote: Starting Ruby cartridge
    remote: -------------------------
    remote: Git Post-Receive Result: success
    remote: Activation status: success
    remote: Deployment completed with status: success
  6. Connect SSH:

    rhc ssh MyApp
  7. Navigate to App folder:

    cd app-root/repo
  8. Migrate Database:

    bundle exec rake db:migrate RAILS_ENV="production"
  9. Seed

    bundle exec rake db:seed RAILS_ENV="production"

Now, it is time to open it in your browser. Happy Deployment!

Grabbing Multi Monitor Screenshot using Qt

You all (who works with Qt Framework) know an example of how to grab the Screenshot using Qt.

But, I’ve found that this example just grubs screenshot only from primary screen in Multi Monitor Environment.

So I had method like this:

QPixmap ScreenshotMaker::makeScreenshot() {
    return QPixmap::grabWindow(QApplication::desktop()->winId());

I was thinking of writing somthing in WinAPI, like this :
Creation of Multi-monitor Screenshots Using WinAPI, and after that, searching for Linux and Mac platform dependent solutions…

But, after some researching and experiments with Qt, I’ve found interesting, but easy solution:

QPixmap ScreenshotMaker::makeScreenshot() {
    QDesktopWidget * desktop = QApplication::desktop();
    // Fix for multi screen
    return QPixmap::grabWindow(desktop->winId(), 

That gives very good results. It takes screenshot of whole desktop area.

Hopefully it will save somebody’s time.