Featherweight is an addons site for Mozilla based software products.
Contrary to the Zamboni platform, it is written in PHP. Featherweight
is based on the CodeIgniter framework, and aims to be a more
lightweight, simplistic alternative.
Since many opensource projects use free or shared hosting, sometimes
php is the best way to go. In terms of performance, not having a
persistent process is sometimes required, such as with Dreamhost.
Featherweight is originally conceived and written by
Matt Parnell/ilikenwf, and is (C) Copyright 2011 Matt Parnell; however,
it is licensed under the GNU GPLv3.
Ion_Auth is copyright Ben Edmunds, and can be found at the following:
This README must be included in any distribution, modification, or live
version of the application in order to keep credit to those due and
to affirm it's status under the GPLv3.
HOW TO HELP
If you would like to support development, please support the
Nightingale project with code contributions (to Featherweight
or Nightingale itself) ...just visit our forums at
http://getnightingale.com or join us in IRC on MozNet, in #nightingale
All that's required is a standard LAMP setup - Linux, Apache, MySQL,
From there, decide where in your webroot or subdomain, or vhost you'd
like to put Featherweight, and clone the git repo there. Then, edit
application/config/database.php to set your database details. YOU MUST
set the absolute path to featherweight/application/cache/db and turn caching on in
order to cache database queries (HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!).
Then, in config.php, make sure to set a session key to enable session
Further information for configuration is detailed in each of the files
Then, navigate your browser to the location you installed featherweight,
and you should be able to login using:
Make sure to change your password!