Download -- Free Open Source Social Network -- Lovd by Less: "Lovd runs on Ruby on Rails, so first you need to get rails running. Go download rails and follow it's instructions to get rails running.
Now download Lovd and unzip it.
The directions in the README file assume some knowledge of rails, but I'll go through it a bit here.
The first thing to do is install the ruby gems that are required. For each gem listed in the README, at the command line, do something like "gem install [gem name]" or "sudo gem install [gem name]".
The next thing to do is set up your database (steps 1-4 in the README). Lovd is setup to use MySQL by default, so just follow the instructions in the README and configure the files for your computer."
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