Latest activities on Oxyliquit:

52 days ago

Happy Birthday Oxyliquit!

It now has been 2 years since Oxyliquit first breathed the air.

Oxyliquit has been the idea of a community platform, however - the diminishing positive response in large attributable to the withering of Nitro and Og support in general leaves me with one laughing and one crying eye.

As this is a completely community driven application, it lives and dies with its community.

That said, I still think Oxyliquit is a good source for Nitro, so it will stay as long as there are still interested people browsing through it, it might however reopen in a slightly different form.

I thank everyone who has ever contributed to Oxyliquit in any way. Thank you.

Tip by Arne Brasseur,  Thursday, November 29


If you're using any characters beside those uses in 7-bit ASCII you'll have to think about character encodings. The easiest thing nowadays is usually to make every subsystem use UTF-8. To make Ruby use

Tip by Arne Brasseur,  Wednesday, November 28

Element content

The Nitro concept of elements is terribly flexible. Whatever you put inside the elements tag is available through the content method. You could for instance parse this as YAML and take it as configurat

Tuesday, November 27


I'm terribly sorry for showing this RSCDS page the whole week. I do not plan to discontinue serving the Nitro Q&A system anytime soon.

I apologize again for the inconvenience.

Jonathan Buch

Tip by Arne Brasseur,  Friday, October 19, 2007

Running Nitro with FastCGI and Lighttpd

I'm assuming you've installed Lighttpd with the package manager of your distribution of choice. Next you need to enable the fastcgi module.

If you're using Debian or a variant (like Ubuntu) you can

Tip by aMUSiC,  Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Installing Nitro on Windows in 11 steps

Assuming that you've already installed Ruby and MySQL on your system

1) Download Darcs from and decompress it in any directory 2*) Add the darcs root folder in the PATH

Tutorial by Robert Mela,  Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Apache 2.0/2.2 Reverse Proxy

How to configure Nitro behind Apache 2.0/2.2

Question by Robert Mela,  Saturday, September 29, 2007

Stop HTML markup from being stripped from Og text fields

Is there a simple way to get the Og admin part to stop stripping HTML markup from submitted text fields?

Question by Robert Mela,  Tuesday, September 11, 2007

How to switch session stores?

By default cookie session store is used in Nitro pre-0.50

The line in application.rb that does this is

@session_store ||=

In my app setup I tried this:


Tip by Kashia,  Saturday, September 1, 2007

Testing Nitro

For external tests using WWW::Mechanize might be just what you need. It's really good at 'emulating' a browser. Testing like that makes you work on your actual HTML output to produce good easy ht