Being able to manage a collection of repositories via the web is handy for both departmental servers and public ones.


Features for a web interface:

User and admin capabilities:

Repo administration:


Currently, I'm experimenting with using [ Django] to build a wrapper around hgweb. Django has a simple templating scheme, and a nice admin interface for editing users, groups, and other database bits. Naturally, it's all Python. It's happy to work with sqlite, too.

In theory, hgweb should be embeddable within Django using WSGI glue. If that proves hard, we can just carve out a spot for it in URL space and have Apache call it directly. And there's a simple recipe for sharing Django's auth database with Apache at: