Catalyst - Facilitating Commissions
Catalyst served to facilitate the process of commissioning through a simple, unified, and mobile-friendly way for artists to easily list their prices, receive and track commissions, and much more.
Unfortunately, we have decided to shut down the project. Hopefully someone else will revolutionize this space in the future!
Thanks to everyone who helped; we had a good run.
Since this project is open-source, you are welcome to fork this project and run it locally for yourself. However, please be aware that the ecosystem is quite complex and we provide no warranty nor maintenance.
We provide a Docker image for running the project locally. To build it, use the following:
docker build -t catalyst .
This container exposes port
8080 and requires a few volumes:
You must generate a RSA private and public keypair using the following:
sh openssl genrsa -des3 -out key.pem 4096 # any password will do openssl rsa -in key.pem -out private.pem -outform PEM openssl rsa -in private.pem -outform PEM -pubout -out public.pem
Then, place the private key, including the
END, in a file
Finally, place the contents of public.pem, without the
Finally, there are many environment variables:
- Database configuration:
NO_REPLY_PASSWORDis the password for email
- All of these will not have any effect unless the site is moved out of development mode, which is currently not supported.
- These are only kept for legacy reasons. All CAPTCHAs shown will say "for development only" and not provide any protection.
- Error logging
ERROR_LOG_PASSWORDis the password for email
DISCORD_BUG_WEBHOOK_TOKENallows sending error messages to Discord, should be format
TELEGRAM_TOKENallows sending error messages to Telegram; should be a chat ID and a bot token respectively
For simplicity, we provide a starter
docker-compose.yaml which will startup a database. For this, you should only need to set environment variables
DB_PASSWORD, both of which can be random values. You will also need to provide
./catalyst-keys (as described above) and
external_assets in the repository).
Please note that no SSL or security is provided in this docker compose configuration; you must use a reverse proxy like Traefik to provide SSL and other important features. Additionally, this configuration exposes port 8081 as a database management interface; you must not expose this port to the internet.
If you want to use the Docker compose file with local development, set the image name to be the same as the one you built with
We provide two prebuilt packages:
ghcr.io/catalyst-app/catalyst:master, everything in the project, as abandoned
ghcr.io/catalyst-app/catalyst:limited, a very limited version that only allows character updates/viewing on existing users. This is being hosted for a longer period to give a chance for users to migrate away from the platform.
Also, the following are not supported (although this is an incomplete list):
- thumbnail generation for uploaded images
- patreon integration for the about page
- external resource auto-updating
- production bundling/minification
- catl.st image shortener
- many Apache-based htaccess configuration/rewrites