Hey there Fleek Freaks! The Fleek Alpha is here and new testers are being onboarded every day (if you haven’t gotten access yet to the Alpha, what in Vitalik’s name are you waiting for? Visit our Discord)
With the release of the alpha, setting the foundations for the release of V1, we’re bringing back our frequent release notes updates at a constant cadence under a new name: Fleek Changelog 📔
What can you expect from the changelog? We'll be releasing our nitty-gritty changelog in our documentation, and with each we'll post a Fleek Changelog that does a double-click on the highlights and links to how to start using things. We'll cover:
- New Features
- Important Bug Fixes
- Any other team updates.
Today, given it's the initial release, we'll cover the inaugural changelog introducing the Alpha's base features - expect the next one to cover the fixes and enhancements we found in testing this week!
So, without further ado, let’s get into it ⚡
In the new Fleek, we have introduced Projects, a way to organize your sites, files, and else. This alpha release allows you to:
In this initial release, users can deploy/host apps via a managed deployment CI/CD in the app, or opt for the the CLI-based deployments(a.k.a. Self-Managed and built deployments). Users can:
- Deploy sites to IPFS storage by connecting their GitHub account
- Create sites to manage via the CLI
- Deploy sites from templates created by the Fleek team and the community
- Configure a custom domain on their sites via the UI
- Configure ENS domains on their sites via the UI
- Configure environment variables on their sites via the UI
- Configure build settings and deploy context for their sites
The alpha release introduces the revamped decentralized storage feature, with file pinning, with Arweave/Filecoin storage options and general IPFS addressability for all files. Users are able to:
- Store files in their projects using IPFS, Filecoin and Arweave
- See the file’s IPFS/Arweave hash, or its Filecoin deal ID (reminder: we use IPFS as the content addressing layer, no matter where the file is stored).
In the alpha we also introduced several settings pages where you can test more advanced features, such as private gateways. Users are able to:
- Set up avatars for their accounts, sites and projects.
- Configure via the UI private IPFS gateways to serve their content through them
- Configure a custom domain on their private gateways to serve their content through them
CLI/SDK version 0.7.0
Our CLI & SDK packages have been updated to v0.7.0 as well. [both have improvements described here]
And this closes the first update from our team going into our closed Alpha. Expect all features from above to be expanded as we collect feedback and build around it.
- Get a seat to test the alpha of Fleek
- Read our documentation in full
- Bookmark that changelog so you don’t miss anything
- Check out that sweet new homepage
See you soon! ⚡