MUGS-UI-WebSimple - WebSimple UI for MUGS, including HTTP gateway and game UIs
# Set up a full-stack MUGS-UI-WebSimple development environment
git clone email@example.com:Raku-MUGS/MUGS-Core.git
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:Raku-MUGS/MUGS-Games.git
git clone email@example.com:Raku-MUGS/MUGS-UI-WebSimple.git
zef install --exclude="pq:ver<5>:from<native>" .
zef install .
zef install --deps-only . # Or skip --deps-only if you prefer
### GAME SERVER (handles actual gameplay; used by the web UI gateway)
# Start a TLS WebSocket game server on localhost:10000 using fake certs
# Specify a different MUGS identity universe (defaults to "default")
# Start a TLS WebSocket game server on different host:port
mugs-ws-server --host=<hostname> --port=<portnumber>
# Start a TLS WebSocket game server using custom certs
mugs-ws-server --private-key-file=<path> --certificate-file=<path>
# Write a Log::Timeline JSON log for the WebSocket server
### WEB UI GATEWAY (frontend for a MUGS backend game server)
# Start a web UI gateway on localhost:20000 to play games in a web browser
mugs-web-simple --server-host=<websocket-host> --server-port=<websocket-port>
# Start a web UI gateway on a different host:port
mugs-web-simple --host=<hostname> --port=<portnumber>
# Use a different CA to authenticate the WebSocket server's certificates
# Use custom certs for the web UI gateway itself
mugs-web-simple --private-key-file=<path> --certificate-file=<path>
# Turn off TLS to the web browser (serving only unencrypted HTTP)
NOTE: See the top-level MUGS repo for more info.
MUGS::UI::WebSimple is a Cro-based web gateway for MUGS, including templates and UI plugins to play games from MUGS-Core and MUGS-Games via a web browser. The WebSimple UI focuses on low-bandwidth, resource-friendly HTML.
This Proof-of-Concept release only contains very simple turn-based games, plus a simple front door for creating identities and choosing games to play. Future releases will include many more games and genres, plus better handling of asynchronous events such as inter-player messaging.
In this early release, there are a couple rough edges (aside from the very simple UI and trivial game selection):
Templates only work in checkout dir; must run mugs-web-simple from checkout root
Each mugs-web-simple instance can only serve either HTTP or HTTPS (not both at once)
Session cookies do not have a SameSite setting; some browsers will complain if not using HTTPS
MUGS is still in its infancy, at the beginning of a long and hopefully very enjoyable journey. There is a draft roadmap for the first few major releases but I don't plan to do it all myself -- I'm looking for contributions of all sorts to help make it a reality.
Please do! :-)
In all seriousness, check out the CONTRIBUTING doc (identical in each repo) for details on how to contribute, as well as the Coding Standards doc for guidelines/standards/rules that apply to code contributions in particular.
The MUGS project has a matching GitHub org, Raku-MUGS, where you will find all related repositories and issue trackers, as well as formal meta-discussion.
More informal discussion can be found on IRC in Freenode #mugs.
Geoffrey Broadwell firstname.lastname@example.org (japhb on GitHub and Freenode)
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright 2021 Geoffrey Broadwell
MUGS is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.