A webapp that fetches software version listings and presents them as download sites.
Socorepo, the SOftware COmponent REPOsitory exPOser, is a lightweight Python webapp that pulls software component listings from a variety of different sources and presents them as intuitive download sites to end users.
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- Pulls software components from Nexus 3, GitHub, or PyPI repositories.
- "Just works": Listings are sorted and classified by sensible and generic (yet configurable) standards.
- Extremely lightweight: No external services like databases required.
- Configured fully by simple config files.
- Features a REST API.
Socorepo can be installed from PyPI:
$ pip install socorepo
You can then quickly deploy Socorepo, e.g., using Gunicorn:
$ pip install gunicorn $ gunicorn -b 127.0.0.1:4000 socorepo:app
When you just fire up Socorepo, it uses the default configuration files that it ships with. You probably want to edit these files. To do that, first extract the default configuration files using:
This will copy the default configuration files into a new
config/ folder in your shell's current directory.
Now put that folder wherever you want.
When you start Socorepo in the future, simply supply the path to your new config directory
in the environment variable
$ SOCOREPO_CONFIG_DIR=/path/to/config/ gunicorn -b 127.0.0.1:4000 socorepo:app
All configuration files use the TOML configuration format.
settings.toml file contains straightforward general settings which are explained in detail by the comments in that file.
projects.toml file defines the software projects for which Socorepo presents download pages.
When configuring Socorepo for the first time, start with these two files and use the extensive comments as a guide.
.toml files you probably won't need to touch for starters.
Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.