humungus - honk

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-- features

Take control of your honks.

An ActivityPub server focused on minimal setup and support costs.
Spend more time using the software and less time operating it.

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

Purple color scheme. Custom emus. Memes too.
Avatars automatically assigned by the NSA.

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

-- 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.

Development sources: hg clone

-- 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.

-- upgrade

cp honk.db backup.db
./honk upgrade

-- documentation

There is a more complete manual. This is just the README.

recent changes

b2f2faa8b773 on 2019-10-22 00:46:11 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

reup mods

4967a68800ac on 2019-10-22 00:21:21 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

should be ok and may be useful to save our own images

9bea8b943c7a on 2019-10-22 00:19:31 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

composition support for inline images

284fc40966c7 on 2019-10-22 00:16:28 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

support inline imgs in markdown

fad4602e1456 on 2019-10-21 23:43:15 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

a few more autolink edge cases

1d26614320dc on 2019-10-21 23:12:43 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

fix inline imgs so they don't lose the donks

54c9c2bd4490 on 2019-10-21 02:28:35 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

make it possible for filters to expire

8bd188699396 on 2019-10-21 01:29:39 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

style consistency

532f1267b866 on 2019-10-20 22:01:44 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

honk colors are purple obviously

ba8ddba2a079 on 2019-10-20 20:11:15 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

note when restart required