Maintenance tasks

The OpenHatch web app has some built-in features to help you maintain an instance. This file lists those features and how to use them.

Importing data snapshots

If you want your site to have a database filled with data like what is on the main site, you can import a data snapshot.

See for more information about that. You can read our privacy policy at

How to run the bug importer

This can be done via cron job.

Adding jQuery UI components

When you want to add a jQuery UI component, go to

Select the following options, plus yours:

  • Sortable
  • Accordion
  • Tabs
  • Progressbar

Note that the site will automatically select any dependencies (like jQuery UI’s “Core”).

First, under “Theme”, select “No Theme”. Under “Version”, select “1.7.2 (stable release, for jQuery 1.3.2). Then click your little cartoon hand on the Download button.

Unzip the file in /tmp/, and just extract the file js/jquery-ui-1.7.2.custom.min.js, and cp it to mysite/static/js/. That will overwrite the existing jQuery UI bundle.

Be sure to check using git diff that the change you’ve introduced in git’s view of that file is exactly what you expect.

Finally, don’t forget to add your component to the list above, so the next person does the right thing.

Editing the website’s CSS

The CSS files for OpenHatch repository can be found in the static folder of the oh-mainline repository:

These CSS files has been written in Less format. Not sure what Less is? Read the official documentation.