- Accessing the Source
- Building with Make
- Building with Bit
- Building with an ID
Working with the Appweb Source Code
Appweb releases are available as either a binary or source code distribution. It is your choice which distribution you choose, but the source code distribution has several advantages:
- You can recompile Appweb to optimize it for your specific system environment.
- You can reconfigure Appweb via configuration options to select the specific feature set you require.
- You can minimize the memory footprint and decrease the securable surface area.
Building Appweb from Source
The Appweb source distribution contains all the required source files, headers, tools, and test framework to reconfigure, build, and verify Appweb. For details, see the building from source instructions.
Porting the Source to a New Platform
Appweb currently runs on a wide variety of operating platforms including: FreeBSD, Linux, MAC OS X and Windows. If your system is not one of these, you may like to try porting Appweb to your system. See the detailed porting instructions for tips on this process.
Accessing the Source Code
The Appweb source code is hosted in a Git repository. We provide open read-only access. Write access is available to regular contributing developers. To check out the source use this command:
$ git clone http://github.com/embedthis/appweb-4
You can also view the repository at https://github.com/embedthis/appweb-4. This is also a convenient way to get the source code.
Repository BranchesThe repository has three branches for various phases of development and release: Master, Dev and Stable.
Master BranchThe Master branch in the repository source code is the code base for the next minor and major release. It will contain the latest features and fixes, but it will also contain bugs and issues that have not been resolved. For this reason use of the repository source code is not recommended for production or development use.
The Dev branch is updated when the Master branch is relatively steady and usable, but prior to release. The Dev branch is used to create Beta releases. It is not as bug-free as the Stable branch and yet has most of the features in the master branch.
The stable branch is for ongoing maintenance of the current stable release.