Gitile (pronounced /gitil/) is a small git forge written in Guile Scheme. It can currently show public repository contents on a website. Visit this project's repository to have a look at what it can do.
How to Build Gitile
Gitile requires Guile of course, in addition to the following Guile libraries:
- guile-git (for accessing git repositories)
- guile-connmark (for markdown highlighting)
- guile-syntax-highlight (for other syntax highlighting. Use commit
51727cbb7fc05ef743aab2d7b16314ea1ed790e4, it is more recent than the latest release)
- guile-fibers (for running a multithreaded web server)
- guile-gcrypt (for a hash computation)
You will also need the usual suspects:
From this repository, run the following:
./bootstrap ./configure make
To install run:
How to Run Gitile?
Before running gitile, you will need a configuration file. The configuration is a record that contains all of the following keys, as in the following example:
;; gitile.conf (config (port 8080) (host "localhost") (database "") (repositories "/srv/git") (base-git-url "https://git.example.org/git") (index-title "My projects") (intro ((p "Content of the intro on index page"))) (footer ((p "Footer content")))))
- port: the port on which to listen
- host: the host on which to listen
- database: currently unused
- repositories: The directory in which public repositories can be found
- base-git-url: The base url for cloning repositories
- index-title: The title for the index page
- intro: The content of the introduction text on the index page. It is a list of sxml expressions.
- footer: The content of the footer text on all pages. It is also a list of sxml expressions.
Save the file as
gitile.conf (or whatever name you like) and run gitile with
./pre-inst-env scripts/gitile -c gitile.conf
It should be running on
localhost:8080, but you will not get any assets.
To get assets, you need to have them served, for instance with Nginx acting as a reverse proxy for gitile, and serving the assets directly.
In order to show information such as a description, a nice name, and a short
summary for each repository, you need to configure it in the repository, with
git config. We use the
gitweb.* configuration space for that.
- gitweb.description: The long description shown on the index page, it can contain arbitrary html tags.
- gitweb.synopsis: The short summary shown on the project page.
- gitweb.name: The nice name shown on the index page.
For instance, you can set the following on a repository:
cd /srv/git/my-repo git config --local gitweb.description "My repository is a wonderful project that will <b>conquer</b> the world!" git config --local gitweb.synopsis "A repo to conquer the world" git config --local gitweb.name "My Repository"