A status dashboard
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Add /events endpoints to get/post events to all services at once
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A simple status dashboard.


  • Standalone - just Perl and some modules, no web server or database required
  • REST API - including a public read-only one
  • RSS feeds


Existing Perl with Carton

If you have a system with a fairly recent Perl already, then Carton is your next best choice:

$ git clone http://github.com/robn/towncrier.git
$ cd towncrier
$ curl -L http://cpanmin.us | perl - Carton
$ carton install --deployment
$ carton exec plackup bin/app.pl

For production you'll need to know a little more about Perl webapp deployment. Go and read the docs for Carton and Dancer::Deployment.

anything else

Get Perl, get all the dependencies, run the program. This is the developer option, and you're expected to know what you're doing :)

Expect to install the development packages for libxml2 and expat for your distribution as well as make and gcc.

first run

You need to install the initial statuses and services. Look at bin/fixtures.sh to get started.

There's some knobs you can twiddle in config.yml.


FastMail are using this. See http://www.fastmailstatus.com/

credits and license

Copyright (c) 2014 Robert Norris. MIT license. See LICENSE.

towncrier started as a clone of Stashboard. The templates, stylesheets and general layout are lifted from it. So Copyright (c) 2010 Twilio Inc.

Uses Font Awesome by Dave Gandy. http://fontawesome.io

Uses Pure CSS by Yahoo!. http://purecss.io

Bell icon by icons8.com

I think that's everyone.


Please hack on this and send pull requests :)