Packages 3.2 released!

After a somewhat long wait, I'm pleased to announce the latest version of Packages which acts as a mini-CI service and allows you to host a private Composer repository. Packages has been in service for many years now and this latest version brings many improvements!

Packages 3.2

Probably the most noticeable features are the design tweaks on the landing page, as well as the new Available Packages page that lists all the projects and versions provided by the repository. In addition, many usability issues were worked out and a bunch of stuff was reworded to be much more clear.

Another big feature is the ability to fully secure Satis-related files behind a login. When Composer tries to fetch the packages.json file, it will prompt you for the username and password-- the same as configured to access the backend management. If security is enabled (by specifying secure_satis: true in config.yml), the Available Packages page will also be secured behind the login.

And a few more:

  • Added ability to create dist archives (archive: true in config.yml)
  • Added ability to customize company and contact information
  • Added example docker-compose.yml to get you up and started in a snap!
  • Various internal upgrades, like the ability for plugins to bind HTTP handlers and compiler passes.

Screenshot of 'Available Packages' page.
Screenshot of the 'Available Packages' page.

Get your hands on it

Download the latest release on GitHub. Let me know what you think!



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Introducing the MOTKI CLI

I've been playing EVE again lately-- started a corp, it's getting really serious. So naturally, I decided to build an online presence for my corporation and tooling to help me optimize my carebear experience.

Screenshot of the MOTKI web app

What started out as a web application has now become a pretty neat technical experiment on building a mid-sized project with Go. I used protobuf to create a client/server layer with code being shared between. I was able to leverage the client side of things to create a command line tool that interacts with a remote motkid installation.

Ner..I mean, neat!

The goal for the application was to create a set of customized tools tailored to meet my needs. Especially, I wanted something that could tell me what I was missing to produce a certain item.

Download the latest release.

This first pre-release of the MOTKI command-line interface includes a production chain feature that allows a user to set up arbitrary production chains, including the ability to either buy or manufacture the required materials. It pulls down average market prices for the products to produce a basic cost analysis.

For example, here's the output for a Guardian:


 #  Material Name                        Cost/ea     Qty Req          Cost/unit
 1  Tritanium                               5.78     550,265       3,180,531.82
 2  Pyerite                                 6.01     110,053         661,418.56
 3  Mexallon                               76.29      31,746       2,421,902.37
 4  Isogen                                 52.35       8,254         432,096.89
 5  Nocxium                               386.97       1,375         532,083.75
 6  Zydrine                             1,108.45         741         821,361.41
 7  Megacyte                            1,320.42         128         169,013.77
 8  Construction Blocks                12,501.06          71         887,575.23
 9  Morphite                           10,805.95          86         929,311.72
10  Fusion Thruster             M      43,626.36          71       3,097,471.50
11  Radar Sensor Cluster        M      29,516.26         250       7,379,065.73
12  Nanoelectrical Microprocess M      60,705.62       1,714     104,049,431.69
13  Tungsten Carbide Armor Plat M      11,342.42       2,143      24,306,798.33
14  Antimatter Reactor Unit     M     148,411.69          22       3,265,057.08
15  Tesseract Capacitor Unit    M      59,157.90         714      42,238,737.15
16  Linear Shield Emitter       M      43,560.71         143       6,229,181.63

                                        Per unit     Revenue     215,500,816.00
                                           5% ME        Cost     200,601,038.61
                                                      Profit      14,899,777.39
                                                      Margin       %       6.91

* 'M' indicates the component will be produced in-house.

Additionally, it looks at corporation inventory for blueprint copies of the necessary items.

Here's the inventory for the above Guardian:

                              Materials Inventory

Missing Blueprints

   11532  Fusion Thruster
Available Blueprints
                                                           Best/Worst     Total
Name                                         Type ID      ME%      TE%     Runs
Guardian                                       11987     3/ 3     2/ 2        6
Radar Sensor Cluster                           11537    10/10    20/20    11000
Nanoelectrical Microprocessor                  11539    10/10    20/20     9000
Tungsten Carbide Armor Plate                   11543    10/10    20/20    32000
Antimatter Reactor Unit                        11549    10/10    20/20     9000
Tesseract Capacitor Unit                       11554    10/10    20/20    13000
Linear Shield Emitter                          11557    10/10    20/20     3000

Pretty cool, huh?

Check out the source on GitHub.

You'll probably also want to create an account on the Moritake Industries website and link your character to enable the production chain functionality in the CLI.

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