We need a textodon (text-only Fediverse hub)

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  • fedbox

    Reference implementation of an ActivityPub service using go-ap packages


    I'm the one developing that, any questions or feedback I'll be glad to hear it, and thank you for your interest. :)

    The sourcehut one is the non canonical repository, the canonical one is at https://github.com/go-ap/fedbox as the application serves as a testing bed for the GoActivityPub library that I'm working on, which is under the go-ap github organization.

    I'd be very glad if any other Go developers interested in interacting with the fediverse take a look and see if they can use it.

  • twtxt

    Decentralised, minimalist microblogging service for hackers.

    > there really oughta be a text-only implementation of mastodon or one of the other fediverse ecosystems

    Something like this that I know of, in a very simplified form.

    > twtxt is a decentralised, minimalist microblogging service for hackers.

    > So you want to get some thoughts out on the internet in a convenient and slick way while also following the gibberish of others? Instead of signing up at a closed and/or regulated microblogging platform, getting your status updates out with twtxt is as easy as putting them in a publicly accessible text file. The URL pointing to this file is your identity, your account. twtxt then tracks these text files, like a feedreader, and builds your unique timeline out of them, depending on which files you track. The format is simple, human readable, and integrates well with UNIX command line utilities.


  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • textual

    Textual is a Rapid Application Development framework for Python. Build sophisticated user interfaces with a simple Python API. Run your apps in the terminal and (coming soon) a web browser!

    It would be fun to build a TUI Fediverse app using Textual[0] or something

    [0] https://github.com/Textualize/textual

  • gotosocial

    Fast, fun, ActivityPub server, powered by Go.

    GotoSocial would be another option (also in Go with SQLite backend.) Although you'll need a front-end because it doesn't ship with one.


  • epicyon

  • wildebeest

    Wildebeest is an ActivityPub and Mastodon-compatible server

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