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Vervis

Vervis is a project hosting and management application, with a focus on softare projects and decentralization. It's still in very early development. At the time of writing, it is a minimal web application in which you can create Git repositories and watch their commit logs.

Vervis is free software, and is committed to software freedom and to freedom in general. It is released to the public domain using the CC0 Public Domain Dedication. For the boring "legal" details, see the file COPYING. Please use and reuse Vervis for a Good purpose, and share your work too in the same spirit.

Features

This is a list of initial features I plan to support in Vervis. It helps me get an overview of more-or-less what's left to do before the first release.

[ ] - To do
[~] - Work in progress
[/] - Initial coding done, needs tests and polishing
[x] - Complete

[ ] User management
  [~] View your personal overview
  [~] Other users' pages
  [/] Register
  [ ] Delete account
  [/] Log in
  [/] Log out
  [ ] Reset password
  [ ] TLS client cert
    [ ] Upload it
    [ ] View it
    [ ] Log in using it
  [ ] Change profile details
  [/] Key management
    [/] Add key
    [/] Delete key
    [/] View keys
[ ] Project management
  [/] Tickets
  [ ] Wiki
  [ ] Kanban
  [ ] Merge requests
[ ] Repo management
  [ ] Delete repo
  [/] Add repo
  [ ] Rename repo
  [ ] Edit repo settings
  [ ] View repo content
    [/] File tree
    [ ] File content
      [/] Plain text
      [/] Syntax highlighting
      [/] Document rendering
      [ ] Images
      [ ] Audio
      [ ] Video
      [ ] Raw file download
[ ] Darcs
  [ ] Create new repo
    [/] Web
    [ ] SSH
  [ ] Delete repo
    [/] Web
    [ ] SSH
  [/] Clone
    [/] HTTP
    [/] SSH
  [/] Pull
    [/] HTTP
    [/] SSH
  [ ] Push
    [ ] HTTP
    [/] SSH
  [/] View
    [/] History
    [/] Files
[ ] Git
  [ ] Create new repo
    [/] Web
    [ ] SSH
  [ ] Delete repo
    [/] Web
    [ ] SSH
  [ ] Clone
    [/] HTTP
    [/] SSH
    [ ] Git
  [ ] Pull
    [/] HTTP
    [/] SSH
    [ ] Git
  [ ] Push
    [ ] HTTP
    [/] SSH
  [/] View
    [/] History
    [/] Files
[ ] Federation

Reliability requirements

These features are considered critical for a Vervis instance to be a reasonably reliable place where people can host their projects and repos, and not worry about some bug or missing feature causing loss of data or access.

[ ] Password reset, at least over plain email, either automatically or a
    temporary manual hack which will work at least for personal instances
[x] Git pull and push over SSH fully working
[x] Darcs pull and push over SSH fully working
[x] SSH server implementation really secure as far as I know
[x] TLS support, especially critical when sending passwords. For now, done
    externally through Lighttpd, not Vervis itself
[x] Darcs pull over HTTP and HTTPS
[x] Git pull over HTTP and HTTPS
[ ] Clear policy and guidelines for DB schema changes
[ ] Running instance has data backups

Installation

See INSTALL.md. To be honest, I haven't written it yet. Just use stack install, pray, and ask me if anything fails. Ah, actually before that you need to create a PostgreSQL database, generate an SSH key and update the settings in config/settings.yml as needed. I promise to write detailed instructions soon.

Using

See the .cabal file for more info and link to project website and version control.

The official download location is the Darcs repository:

http://hub.darcs.net/fr33domlover/vervis

Releases are made to Hackage, the Haskell package repository. See http://hackage.haskell.org/package/vervis.

See the file INSTALL.md for a detailed usage and deployment guide. The file ChangeLog explains how to see the history log of the changes done in the code. NEWS.md provides a friendly overview of the changes for each release.

Reporting Bugs and Suggesting Features

If you found a bug, or you have an idea, a feature request or a wishlist item, open a ticket for it! Even if you're goint to implement something or try to solve it.

http://rel4tion.org/projects/vervis/tickets/

If you're going to implement some feature or fix some bug you found, start by opening a ticket so that other people will know which features are being developed and who does what.