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Adventure is a node.js powered replacement for the previous library management system that ran WinWorld before. It's a rigid and simple CMS for managing websites that provide a library of software, and allow downloading the software through other servers called mirrors. Features include:

  • CRUD operations to manage it

  • Rate limiting for downloads, managed by user permissions

  • Integration with Vanilla forums, with SSO and commenting

The roadmap is available in the issues. Pull requests are encouraged!

The GitHub wiki also contains documentation on configuration options and database structure.


While work is being done to allow Adventure to power non-WinWorld sites, this isn't of the highest priority, and is mostly for developers to hack on.

  • Ensure you have the dependencies - this is node.js and MariaDB.

  • Pull the repo somewhere.

  • npm install

  • Copy config.example.json to somewhere and edit it to match your configuration and desires. If you're going to change the definitions for the library, you need to edit deploy/install.sql to match as well.

  • Run deploy/install.sql to create the tables and an admin user; this will be "admin" with password "changeme".

  • Start adventure; the only and required command-line parameter is the path to the configuration file. Alternatively, set this up in yoour init daemon; a systemd unit is provided in deploy/adventure.example.service.

  • It is required that you also set up a timer or cron job to run gc.js to handle cleanup operations on.

  • It is also recommended that you put Adventure behind a reverse proxy, such as nginx. Adventure listens on port 3000 by default; and facilities to handle things such as static resources in the application are primitive and only recommended for development.


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