Hello and happy Monday!
I hope you’ve heard about my project Lifeboat, but if you haven’t yet I would be grateful for your feedback! Lifeboat is an app to simplify the deploy process for Xojo Web apps. My goal is to help everyone who wants to make a web app get up and running.
These past few weeks have been very busy for both my business and personal life. It’s been almost a month since the last update!
In this newest version are two huge features many folks have been asking for. First, I am pleased to announce support for Debian GNU/Linux. Lifeboat now supports both versions Stretch 9 and Buster 10. The second, this version introduces Static File serving!
After configuring a domain, you can serve static files like additional css/js through nginx instead of your Xojo Web app. This offloads work serving files and can help your Xojo Web app load faster. It is even possible to configure these files to serve out of a folder on the same domain as your web app.
Here’s what’s new in Build 36:
New: Support for Debian 9 & 10 servers
New: Static File serving and management
New: Root document for when nothing is configured at an address
Fixed: Lifeboat now redeploys all address configurations when repairing a server
Fixed: Deleting an address now corrects the main nginx config
Fixed: Deleting a name brings the user back to the names list
Fixed: Deployment errors for domains and subdomains now reach the user
Fixed: Deployment errors are cleared from previous action
Fixed: Requesting SSL certificate now gets the latest email address from the UI
Fixed: Permissions error with nginx
Fixed: Server windows no longer open as children of the previous server
Changed: Window build label no longer visible until sidebar appears
Changed: Window build label now indicates license
Please check it out and let me know what you think! It seems like we’re getting close to an initial release now. This could be the final round of testing before an official 1.0 release. I’m quite excited and look forward to your feedback.
More information: https://strawberrysw.com/lifeboat