Clone the repository soft-serve_monitor with the command git clone ssh://git.bobignou.red:23231/soft-serve_monitor

Soft Serve monitor

Soft Sevre is a very nice git server. It offers a really nice TUI to browse the repositories on the server. Unfortunately, it does not offers a web interface. Here, I want to try to make a tiny web interface to present the git server and list the repositories there.

I use this to give a web interface to my personal Git server.

What is on the web interface

The web interface offers a home page that list all the repositories in the server. The name of each repository is a link to it's page.

Home page

In the page of each repository, there is the command to clone the repository and a render of the README file.

A repository page

Configuration

To tell the web server what files to monitor and how to login to the Soft Serve server, a JSON configuration file is needed. The JSON file needs the following fields:

Field name Description Example
ss_host The host name of URL of the Soft Serve server. "git.bobignou.red"
ss_port The port used by the Soft Serve server. 23231
repos_path The path to the folder where the git repositories are located "/srv/soft-serve/.repos"
monitor_port Port uses by the Flask web server. 8080
monitor_name A name to display to describe the server. Bobignou

This JSON file should be given as argument when running the Flask server executable.

An example is given as config.json in this repository.

Running the server

This server depends on the following python libraries:

You need to install them before being able to run it.

Running this server is as easy as running any other Flask server. I use the following systemd service to run it on my personal server.

[Unit]
Description=A soft-serve web interface
After=network.target

[Service]
Type=simple
# Another Type: forking
User=root
Group=root
WorkingDirectory=/srv/data/soft-serve
ExecStart=/srv/soft-serve/soft-serve_monitor/soft-serve_monitor.py /srv/soft-serve/soft-serve_monitor/config.json
Restart=on-failure

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

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