The Middler is released (finally)

The Middler has finally been released at this year’s ShmooCon. A .tar.gz of the source-code can be downloaded from (Rob Fuller’s blog). You may know Rob Fuller from Hak5, a video blog that covers security topics, software and goes to just about every conference in existence.

What’s interesting about the source-code is it still had a .svn directory within it. A quick svn info yields the following information:

Path: .
URL: file:///home/atlas/me/svn/middler
Repository Root: file:///home/atlas/me/svn/middler
Repository UUID: 3381ef63-c12c-43b8-a54b-f20a1f967963
Revision: 5
Node Kind: directory
Schedule: normal
Last Changed Author: matt
Last Changed Rev: 5
Last Changed Date: 2009-02-07 04:27:56 -0800 (Sat, 07 Feb 2009)

A local SVN repository? No wonder it took so long to release The Middler, it’s probably been sitting on a laptop all this time. If only they had handed out an archived git or hg repository, now that would be helpful to developers. We’d have their entire commit history, be able to do local commits and push the changes to our own servers.

It’s good to see that The Middler finally got released, albeit a little late. Come on Jay, up your game, release early release often. :)

Update: Please stop driving up jd.mubix’s bandwidth bill and download a fresh copy over at

Also, Jay please remove the .svn directories from your releases. They are completely useless to those who don’t have access to file:///home/atlas/me/svn/middler and just bloat up the releases.


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