loggerhead: alternative web front-end

Robey Pointer robey at lag.net
Fri Dec 15 11:10:34 GMT 2006

I've been using bazaar-webserve as the web interface for paramiko's  
bazaar branch for many months now, and while it works well, the user  
interface has been vexing me.  Since I have a short vacation right  
now, I decided to tackle the templates and CSS there and try to fix  
them into a decent working shape.  Long story short, I saw the  
recursive template language, made a few disappointing forays, and  
gave up.

So: I have written an alternate version using TurboGears.  I copied a  
lot of Goffredo's core code from webserve, and so carried over his  
copyright and the GPL, but the interface is all new and uses kid  
templates.  By the way, I want to say here that while the templating  
code made me feel really ill, the logic inside webserve is well  
thought-out, and a few times I tried to rewrite things my own way  
only to end up realizing webserve was doing it the right way all  
along and I should just copy it.

I guess what I'm saying is, I didn't do this as a slam on webserve, I  
did it because I want the web interface to look nice.

The code is hosted in a bazaar branch (of course) here:


And I'm hosting the bzr.dev branch through logger head here, if you'd  
like to check it out:


If anyone has suggestions, comments, flames, patches, etc, I'm open  
for them.

I'm going to make a separate thread about a performance issue I ran  
into... :)


(PS. A loggerhead is a type of sea turtle.)

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