Commit 48f7b545 authored by James Allen's avatar James Allen
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[ShareLaTeX]( is now open source! ShareLaTeX is an online real-time collaborative LaTeX editor, and you can now run your own local version where you can host, edit, collaborate in real-time, and compile your LaTeX documents. We’re still 100% focused on running the hosted version at, but we want to be more flexible in how you can use ShareLaTeX, and give something back to our wonderful community.
**[Read more on our blog](**
[ShareLaTeX]( is an open-source online real-time collaborative LaTeX editor. We run a hosted version at, but you can also run your own local version, and contribute to the development of ShareLaTeX.
**[Please help us make ShareLaTeX as easy to install as possible by answering our quick survey about your system and needs](**
We're still figuring out the easiest way to let you install ShareLaTeX and get up and running quickly. If you fill in the above survey in we will be eternally grateful and it will help us make this install process as smooth as possible. For now, here is the best ways:
### Manually
First, check out a local copy of this repository:
git clone
cd sharelatex
Next install all the node modules and ShareLaTeX services:
npm install
grunt install
This will create a config file in `config/`. You should open
this now and configure your AWS S3 credentials, and other custom settings.
Now check that your system is set up correctly to run ShareLaTeX (checks that you have
the required dependencies installed.) Watch out for any failures.
We have detailed installation instructions in our wiki:
grunt check --force
* [Installing ShareLaTeX in Production](
* [Setting up a ShareLaTeX Development Environment](
When that has finished, run ShareLaTeX with
grunt run
ShareLaTeX should now be running at http://localhost:3000.
### With Vagrant
There is a Vagrant and Ansible backed VM installation script for ShareLaTeX, maintained by [@palkan](https://github/palkan), available here:
### With Docker
An [automatic docker-based installer]( is available. It depends on docker and will build a production environment for running ShareLaTeX on any supported platform.
**[Please help us make ShareLaTeX as easy to install as possible by answering our quick survey about your system and needs](**
......@@ -64,18 +23,10 @@ ShareLaTeX should run on OS X and Linux. You need:
* A local instance of [Redis]( (version 2.6.12 or later) and [MongoDB]( running on their standard ports.
* [TeXLive]( 2013 or later with the `latexmk` program installed.
ShareLaTeX should run out of the box, but if you want to adjust any settings you can do so by
editing the `config/` file. Available options are explained inline.
Other repositories
ShareLaTeX consists of many separate services, each with their own Node.js process
and source code repository. These are all downloaded and set upwhen you run
`grunt install`
This repository does not contain any code. It acts a wrapper and toolkit for managing the many different ShareLaTeX services. These each run as their own Node.js process and have their own Github repository. These are all downloaded and set up when you run `grunt install`
The different services are:
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