Have you ever wondered what powers Zephyr’s stunning, world class, slick UIs (If you haven’t seen even the screen shots, do yourself a favor and take a look at website). Among other server technologies, there is a 200 Horse Power jack rabbit (open source implementation of JCR-170) engine that runs under the hood. The whole stack (being pure java) turns out to be so light that we decided to package it in our light weight installer (only ~85 MB, light for what it does). We had bunch of challenges in designing this solution. One of most troubling ones was not having any good repository viewers available out there. We found a couple but none of them really worked for us.
Zephyr dev team took these available tools and ripped them open, fixed what was wrong and concocted a new tool. We are cleaning up this viewer and soon this will be released here.
Keep watching. Here it is