Repositories, Releases and Status Updates
There have been releases of the software on Sorcerer's Isle, mostly to update URLs and fix the lack of documentation in the download packages.
The reason for the URL changes is the migration of repositories from GitHub onto my own server, details of which will follow this quick summary of the releases.
If you want more details on the releases, read the full version of this post, but in summary...
Lucee on Jetty is now at v0.7 and both Jetty 9.4.44 and Jetty 10.0.7 have been bundled with Lucee 5.3.8
cfPassphrase had been sitting on rc0.2 for longer than necessary and was promoted to v0.2 - there are no code changes - no need to update current projects.
QueryParam Scanner v0.8 has been formally merged/released - again, no code changes from rc0.8, just another case of life getting in the way at the time when this should have otherwise happened.
cfRegex v0.1.003 has been re-released as v0.3 to keep versioning consistent amongst projects, and actually has its own repository now, along with simplified packages and documentation.
Scatter v0.1.1 does nothing more than add documentation and update the repository URL, so again nothing to update for existing projects.
So that's the quick overview, but why?
The primary reason for all of these releases was to change their repository URLs, from
This is not a total move away from GitHub - it is still used for issue tracking (for the time being), and I'll most likely still push code there when full releases are made - but it will only be a secondary source/mirror.
This move would have happened a great deal sooner, but when I looked into the various Git repository browsers available, I found a lot of bloated software with features I neither needed nor wanted, hundreds of megabytes of code and dependencies, no ability to meaningfully change how it looks, and so on.
Long story short: irritated by how everything sucked, whilst also looking for a decent project to extend my Python skills, I created a lightweight and themeable Git repository browser.
GitFrit is capable of running on CentOS 7, only needing Python 3.6 (or newer) and Git 2.24 (or newer). The source code is currently ~0.5MB (half of that is the included templating library, which I'd like to streamline).
GitFrit is tiny in comparison to almost everything else available - even git-web with ~0.3MB of source is only slightly smaller, and that has its markup intertwined with Perl, preventing it from being themeable.
GitFrit is not quite ready for release yet - I took shortcuts to get it up onto Sorcerer's Isle sooner, and those now need to be cleaned up into configuration options, all of which needs to be documented, plus there's a couple more features I'd like it to have first.
When those changes (and thus a release) will happen is uncertain - I need to shift focus back onto other priorities, and unless there's significant interest in GitFrit, it may take me a while to get back to it and spend the time to make it publicly available.
If you are interested, do send me an email so I can let you know when it's ready.