component-hub

Maps git repos to GitHub-style paths for remote component installs

npm install component-hub
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component-hub

Component Hub is an addon for component to help with remote repositories, it can do two things:

1) Server: It is node server that translates git component respositories into github-style repository paths. It is like Contre in that regard except that it will dynamically pull down the git repositories for you and keep them updated.

A request comes in for /:user/:project/:version/component.json and the hub server will find the repository and clone it if it hasn't already, or update it if it has a copy. Then it just serves the files up to the Component installer.

The repositories are configured via a hub.json file that maps the component name to a git location. The git location can be anywhere.

2) NPM: It is also an npm module and command, so that you can call hub install and it will fire up the server on demand and install the components, then shut the server down.

When running as a command, it will store the downloaded git repos by default in ~/.component-hub/repos. It will also look for a hub.json in the current working directory. Both of these can be set with environment variables to be wherever you want. Namely, HUB_REPOS_CACHE and HUB_REPOS_JSON.

Requirements

  • component version >= 0.11.1 which has support for remotes
  • You must specify your remotes in your component.json spec to use the hub which by default runs at http://localhost:3333.

Server Usage

$ node app.js

NPM Install

$ npm install -g component-hub

NPM Usage

Once this is in place, you can run hub install from the directory where you would usually run component install.

hub.json

hub.json is looked for in these places

  1. Using the HUB_REPOS_JSON environment variable.
  2. ~/.component-hub/hub.json 3a. The app directory of the hub server if running as a server. 3b. The directory of the project you are in if running as command.

Sample contents of the hub.json:

{
  "me/otherproject": "git@assembla.com:otherproject.git",
  "company/secretproject": "git@secretlocation.com:secretproject.git"
}

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2013 Darcy Brown darcy@darcybrown.com

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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