Publish GitHub repository releases as Sparkle compatible appcast.xml
This project is a Heroku ready JAVA JAX-RS server side application that accept requests for
/your_project/appcast.xml, fetch (using the GitHub API) the releases infos from
github.com/your_username/your_project, then format and return then into a Sparkle compatible RSS feed.
WARNING: Please understand the implications of issuing a GitHub personal access tokens. Ensure that the token you create is only used for this tool, and that you allow only the
public_repo scope, or else, your private repositories releases may leak to the public!
Deploy the app, either easily with the
Deploy to Heroku button, or flexibly with a
git clone of this project.
This method allows you to quikly try the project.
Deploy to Herokubutton just here:
GITHUB_API_LOGIN: your GitHub login (username)
GITHUB_API_TOKEN: a generated GitHub personal access token with the
Deploy for Freebutton
Then wait for Heroku to create, configure and deploy your app.
This method is more flexible.
$ git clone https://github.com/pierredavidbelanger/githubappcaster $ cd githubappcaster
$ heroku create
$ heroku config:set GITHUB_API_LOGIN="your_username" $ heroku config:set GITHUB_API_TOKEN="your_token" $ heroku config:set CACHE_SPEC="maximumSize=10,expireAfterWrite=5m"
$ git push heroku master
appcast.xml for one of your project hosted on GitHub at
your_username/your_project will be found at:
generated-name-123456 is the name of your newly deployed app, and
your_project is the name of any repository that belongs to you (the username entered earlier into the
And enjoy automatic updates linked to your repository releases!