On Sun, Apr 14, 2024 at 9:14 AM Oliver Webb via Toybox
<toybox@lists.landley.net> wrote:
> To revive a old thread with new technical info I stumbled upon:
> On Saturday, March 30th, 2024 at 15:58, Rob Landley <r...@landley.net> wrote:
> > I set up gitea for Jeff on a j-core internal server, and it was fine except 
> > it
> > used a BUNCH of memory and cpu for very vew users. Running cgi on 
> > dreamhost's
> > servers is a bother at the best of times (I don't want to worry about 
> > exploits),
> > and the available memory/CPU there is wind-up toy levels.
> >
> > My website is a bunch of static pages rsynced into place, some of which use
> > xbithack to enable a crude #include syntax, and that's about what the 
> > server can
> > handle.
> Going through the list of "minimal tools" on https://suckless.org/rocks/, I 
> stumbled
> upon a git frontend called stagit 
> (https://git.codemadness.org/stagit/file/README.html)
> which the suckless project uses as it's git frontend. And from looking at it, 
> works purely
> via static pages and is fairly minimal (2000 LOC in pure C with only non-libc 
> dependency being
> libgit2. One of it's "cons" is that it's "slow on repo's with 2000+ commits 
> due to diff
> generation", And then says that it takes 3s to run on a repo with 1500 
> commits). Have you considered it?
> The main downside of it is that it's MIT Licensed, which means if you wanted 
> to bundle it
> in with the main repo there could be be licensing kerfuffles to deal with.
> But to have a solution, you must have a problem. The 2 main issues I have 
> with the current git management
> are the fact there doesn't seem to be a way to clone the current repo 
> directly from landley.net (Making Microsoft
> GitHub the middleman). And the fact I can't browse the source code without 
> github or android code search acting as
> the middleman (This is a problem I've actually ran into on networks where 
> github is blocked for some utterly insane
> reason, meaning I have to go to android code search to read through the code 
> occasionally).

have you tried cloning the repo? seems to work fine to me.
$> git clone https://landley.net/toybox/git/ toybox

> The first of these seems near impossible to solve with _only_ static 
> webpages, since a git server is not
> a static thing. I don't know yet tho.

Git repo with read-only access over http(s) is a static thing. you
dont need dedicated git spesific server software in order to give
simple pull access. Just host your git folder with any generic
http/https server that can host folder of files and knows atleast
simple GET request.


so you can just serve your git folder with any http server (example
with bloated python3. httpd should work fine but needs more setup)
$>python -m http.server --directory whereever/mybare_repo.git

then clone
$>git clone http://localhost:8000/ test

> The second one seems easier though, copying or maybe symlinking stuff from 
> the source directory with "find"
> in a pipeline with bash to make a simple, browse-able tree would take 
> probably take a few dozen lines of
> at most, It could also probably just be an rsync command if you don't want to 
> worry about listing out directory
> contents.
> Both of these problems are remediable now, but in a year they might not be 
> (ProtonMail just said "If you
> don't sign in for a long enough time we will delete all your data" like 
> Google drive is doing, it's not
> hard to imagine Microsoft GitHub doing a similar thing with accounts they 
> locked out by their 2FA crusade)
> Rob, Are you interested in future-proofing the codebase from whatever GitHub 
> and AOSP decide to do? This is a situation
> where I'd normally create a patch and let Rob decide whether to apply it or 
> not. But since I probably shouldn't
> put the source tree inside the commit/ folder, and this operation can be done 
> with a fancy rsync invocation
> I'm not sure if writing any code is the correct solution.
> Thanks,
> -   Oliver Webb <aquahobby...@proton.me>
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