Django storage and views to browse a Git repository
A Django application to browse a Git repository and build Web applications on top of it.
- A Django storage to browse the contents of the repository (what you see in your working copy) from a bare repository (without a working copy);
- Models to enrich Git objects, namely add metadata to blobs and allow access to trees
- Mixin views to combine with class-based views to browse the repository and add or remove objects. on top of the repository;
- Management commands.
The Django storage supports most of the storage API: open, save, exists, listdir… missing features include mtime, ctime and atime since Git doesn’t directly store those values.
The storage is limited just as any Git repository. It is designed for a single writer and many readers. Concurrent writing is not even tested. No effort was made to optimise read access either. Your mileage may vary.
The storage is an interesting proof-of-concept but even the rest of GitStorage loads Git objects directly.
Add metadata to the blob, only mimetype for now.
Only admin users are allowed by default. Share access to a tree and its blobs (but not its subtrees) to a regular user.
These views are designed as the foundation of class-based views like TemplateView and FormView, and your own business logic.
The main view that dispatches to a view dedicated to each Git object type (namely blob and tree).
Not actually a mixin since it is functional but the dedicated views are mixins (see below).
Default view for a tree, lists its contents.
Default view for a blob, displays its information.
Preview the current blob in the browser if possible, download it otherwise.
Force download the current blob.
Delete the current blob.
Upload a new file to the current tree (as a blob).
Browse the repository to compute metadata for each blob not known yet.
To call after pushing new commits to the repository, ideally from a Git hook.
Cleaning up of metadata for orphan blobs is not handled.
A minimal Django project is shipped to run the test suite. Try make coverage (100% at the time of this writing).
GitStorage uses South.
GitStorage is copyright Bors Ltd with ideas from the PyGit2 project.
GitStorage is published under the GNU General Public License version 3.