Sailor v0.3 - Jupiter

@Etiene Etiene released this May 15, 2015 · 352 commits to master since this release

Sailor MVC Lua Framework v0.3 - Jupiter

Sailor is an MVC Framework and you can use it to make web development in Lua.

What's new from Sailor v0.2 Mars?

  • Friendly urls
  • Inspect function for better debugging => similar to a var dump
  • Custom 404 pages
  • Runs over Lighttpd, Xavante and Lwan web servers
  • Relations
  • Model generation (reading from DB)
  • CRUD generation (reading from model)
  • Theme and layout (now you can have multiple layouts inside a theme. e.g. 1-column and 2-column)
  • Bug fixes and general improvements

What's coming on next?

  • Integration with a test suite
  • Improvements of Lua on the client side
  • Integration with mod_lua's DB API and DB module refactor
  • Improvements in the ORM

Quick install example for Unix, using Xavante web server:

luarocks install sailor
sailor_create "my app" /var/www
cd /var/www/my_app
lua start-server.lua

ATTENTION: If you are upgrading from version 0.2.1 to 0.3 you might have an issue with shared files during app creation. If it's the case, then you need to remove the current sailor version before installing the new one.

Different environments and more info

Take a look at our docs for installations for Windows, Linux or Mac + First app tutorial + Reference Manual -

Supported Environments

OS - Windows, Mac and Linux
Servers - Apache2 with mod_lua, Nginx distro OpenResty, Mongoose, Xavante, Lwan and Lighthttpd
Databases - MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite and all databases supported by the luasql library

More information about stuff we use:

LP Templates -
Lua at client -
Valua -

Do I have to pay for this?

No. Sailor is free software, we use the MIT License. Your help is appreciated though on testing the software and providing comments and feedback. We also accept donations:

Copyright (c) 2014-2015, Etiene Dalcol

Sailor contains the following MIT-licensed, third-party code from Lua at Client, Remy and CGILua. For detailed credits and licenses, check the source files.