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, tonk, 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.

Ein Honk is a stupid person auf deutsch.

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

1112baa8f3b1 on 2019-06-24 00:31:34 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

funzone for the fun stuff

8e72dcf45180 on 2019-06-23 22:43:47 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

a few more urls for ease of use

a9212ad11675 on 2019-06-23 22:21:59 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

rename some zonk stuff

eb87851c4cc6 on 2019-06-23 20:22:52 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

a few new features for the manual

d3ef95b32137 on 2019-06-23 19:07:28 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

refine the spicy post logic

98d45c6a5920 on 2019-06-21 12:09:07 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

Added tag v0.7.1 for changeset 0baeee9aed87

0baeee9aed87 on 2019-06-21 12:09:03 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

it's gonna be 0.7.1

b2530db044d9 on 2019-06-20 23:53:28 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

make note of the unfollow fix

5bde7f770867 on 2019-06-20 23:47:05 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

fix unfollow. needs object field in follow object.

a3e9724fdbc3 on 2019-06-20 15:15:50 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

unlink convoy unless logged in