humungus - honk

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-- features

Take control of your honks.
Join the federation in the fight against the evil empire.

Send honks. Receive honks. And not just honks.
Bonk, donk, zonk, all your favorite activities are here.

Public RSS.

Custom emus. Memes too.

Purple color scheme.

No attention mining.
No likes, no faves, no polls, no stars, no claps, no counts.

The button to submit a new honk says "it's gonna be honked".

Avatars assigned by the NSA.

Automatic image attachment debloating.

Minimal setup and configuration.

Written in gotesque, an especially grotesque dialect of golang.

-- build

It should be sufficient to type make after unpacking a release.
You'll need a go compiler version 1.11 or later.

Even on a fast machine, building from source can take several seconds.

-- requirements

libsqlite3 (you probably already have it)

go 1.11+

Internet connection not included.

-- setup

honk expects to be fronted by a TLS terminating reverse proxy.

First, create the database. This will ask four questions.

./honk init

username: (the username you want)
password: (the password you want)
listenaddr: (tcp or unix: localhost:31337, /var/www/honk.sock, etc.)
servername: (public DNS name:

Then run honk.


Refer also to the docs directory, in particular manual.txt.

Busy honk instances may use megabytes of memory.

-- upgrade

cp honk.db backup.db

./honk upgrade


recent changes

46fad290ce0e on 2019-08-20 14:30:52 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

add subsections for testing

a0b91172c648 on 2019-08-20 02:19:04 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

new docs are barely started

f8e66ead4aca on 2019-08-20 01:40:35 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

add stub manual pages to test something else...

921923d5f8b6 on 2019-08-19 21:03:44 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

little better refresh indicator

57d40c6b5d62 on 2019-08-19 04:36:45 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

it is 2019 and there are browsers still defaulting to latin1

f8bd1d76ea2c on 2019-08-19 03:21:53 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

cleanup javascript a touch

a58b9f0a0a03 on 2019-08-19 03:02:24 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

experimental refresh button. dynamic html here we come.

0da4c05f3ac2 on 2019-08-19 00:01:00 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

allow deacking a post as well

b3d6068f49f3 on 2019-08-18 23:25:11 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

add approved replies to AP object collection

77b26b1b4c2a on 2019-08-18 18:32:44 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

prefetch handle info instead of waiting for load