Freshermeat is an open source software directory and release tracker.
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Freshermeat is an open source software directory and release tracker. Main functionalities are the following:

  • tracking of software releases, vulnerabilities (CVE) and news;
  • subscribe to releases of a project or an organization via an ATOM feed;
  • JSON-based API in order to manages projects, releases, CVEs, etc. and documented with Swagger;
  • management of organizations.

Freshermeat instance for tracking security-oriented projects: https://open-source-security-software.net



$ sudo apt install postgresql npm

#Configure and install the application

$ git clone https://git.sr.ht/~cedric/freshermeat
$ cd freshermeat/
$ poetry install
$ poetry shell

(freshermeat) $ npm install

(freshermeat) $ export FLASK_APP=runserver.py
(freshermeat) $ export APPLICATION_SETTINGS=development.py

(freshermeat) $ flask db_create
(freshermeat) $ flask db_init
(freshermeat) $ flask create_admin <login> <password>
(freshermeat) $ flask import_projects var/projects.json
(freshermeat) $ flask import_osi_approved_licenses

(freshermeat) $ flask run
 * Running on (Press CTRL+C to quit)
 * Restarting with stat
 * Debugger is active!
 * Debugger PIN: 204-397-194

You can configure the application in instance/development.py or create your own file and export it in the variable APPLICATION_SETTINGS.


Workers are located in the folder freshermeat/workers/ and can be launched periodically with cron.

#Retrieving CVEs

$ FLASK_APP=runserver.py poetry run flask fetch_cves

#Release tracking

$ FLASK_APP=runserver.py poetry run flask fetch_releases

#Retrieving news about projects

$ FLASK_APP=runserver.py poetry run flask fetch_news


Patches and questions? Send to my public inbox: ~cedric/public-inbox@lists.sr.ht. Thanks!


This software is licensed under GNU Affero General Public License version 3

Copyright (C) 2017-2022 Cédric Bonhomme