The Swat web application toolkit has reached the mythical 1.0 status. What this really means is that we have it in a state where we were ready to launch our first client website powered by Swat and it’s sister (brother?) packages.
What better way to bring Swat into the production-website world than by having it power a gardening company e-commerce store? You can read more about the new site in the silverorange news.
In the development of our first major site with Swat, a few other packages have organically sprung up:
- The Admin package provides the web-based back-end management functionality for the site.
- The Site package provides very basic site structure
- The Store package provides common e-commerce site functionality (products, categories, shopping cart, accounts, etc.)
Though we don’t have much public info about them, these packages all share the same LGPL license as Swat are are available in our public Subversion repository. A few other packages are likely to spring up as we develop more sites with Swat.
The in-line documentation for Swat and these additional packages is reasonably good (but could always be better). However, the documentation published on the Swat site is not quite up-to-date. We hope to improve on this soon.
We’re also moving to a Trac install as a means of trac(k)ing bugs/issues for the Swat family of packages. We'll try to get this working in some publicly accessible way in the ambiguous future.