lthms / nestling
nestlingcompilation fixes: Bump libpijul to 0.8.2.…on October 10, 2017
nestling-uifix(nestling-ui): Rename the source direct…on April 22, 2018
nestlingdcompilation fixes: Bump libpijul to 0.8.2.…on October 10, 2017
.ignoreAdd a .ignore fileon September 6, 2017
Makefilechore(build): Make make the primary build …on May 27, 2017
READMEfeat(nestling): get the list of branches o…on May 18, 2017
print.mkchore(build): Make make the primary build …on May 27, 2017
━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ NESTLING ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ Table of Contents ───────────────── 1. Overview .. 1.1. [nestling] .. 1.2. [nestlingd] .. 1.3. [nestling-ui] 2. Getting Started 3. Contributing 1. Overview ═══════════ The current repository contains three projects: · [nestling] is a high-level and read-only api to work with pijul repositories · [nestlingd] is an HTTP server which serves a REST API to visualize the current state of given pijul repositories · [nestling-ui] is a webui written in Purescript 1.1. [nestling] ─────────────── The main idea behind nestling is to provide a more usable and stable API than what libpijul can offer. It is important to understand that performance is not part of this crate goal. Of course, any contribution to improve that side of the project is welcome. 1.2. [nestlingd] ──────────────── [nestlingd] is a HTTP server which exposes a read-only REST API to query the current state of a pijul repository. Under the hood, it uses rocket[1]. It can be configured dynamically thanks to a configuration file using the toml[2] configuration language. [1] [2] 1.3. [nestling-ui] ────────────────── The main webUI of the nestling is implemented using Halogen[1], a “declarative, type-safe UI library for Purescript[2].” [1] [2] 2. Getting Started ══════════════════ For now, [nestling] is not quite ready to be used in production and it is not straightforward to run. First, you need to build both the backend ([nestlingd]) and the frontend ([nestling-ui]). To do that, you will need: · make · rust-nightly, cargo · npm Building the nestling is as simple as ╭──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╮ │ $ make │ ╰──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╯ This should succeed gracefully. Once it is done, you still need to configure your instance. You can do that by editing two files. The first one is the configuration file of [nestlingd]. Right now, the server tries to read in the current working directory. An example of a configuration file can be found at . ╭──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╮ │ title = "My Nest" │ │ │ │ [repos.nestling] │ │ name = "nestling" │ │ path = ".." │ ╰──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╯ Basically, you choose a label for you repository. This label will be use to identify the repository in the API routes. You give a more comprehensive name then, and its path. Then, you need to configure . This file is fetched by the frontend first to know where to locate the API. It needs to be a valid JSON file, so pay attention not to forget a coma or a quote. By default, the file is generated with development parameters. ╭──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╮ │ { │ │ "base": "http://localhost", │ │ "port": 8000, │ │ "mount": "" │ │ } │ ╰──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╯ From the repository root, you can start the server as follows: ╭──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╮ │ $ cd nestlingd │ │ $ cargo run nestlingd [--release] │ ╰──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╯ If you run [make] before, then [nestlingd] is already built in release mode. Then, you need to start a HTTP server to serve the frontend. The http.server module of python is a good candiade. From the repository root, just run the following commands: ╭──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╮ │ $ cd nestling-ui/site │ │ $ python -m http.server 8001 │ ╰──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╯ You finally can visit your local webserver[1] to see the nestling in action. [1] http://localhost:8001/#r/nestling/branch/master 3. Contributing ═══════════════ The nestling is an opensource and Free Software. It is distributed under the terms of the GPL-3.0 license. Feel free to contribute if you'd like! The nestling code base uses pijul[1] as its main DVCS. The branch “nestling-next” contains the patches which have been accepted and will be part of the next release. We do not unrecord in this branch, so if you want to contribute, it should be your “forking point”. Because pijul does not yet support tags, branches will be used instead. A branch “nestling-x.y.z” where x, y and z are all numbers, can be safely assumed to be “locked“. We will not push new patches to it and therefore it shall reflect the state of the codebase at the time of the release. [1]