GemThread is an SCGI service intended for use with the Molly Brown Gemini server.
GemThread is designed to allow conversations to be held in Gemini-space.
The primary use pattern is as follows:
/newendpoint of a GemThread service (which does not have to be on their own Gemini server) and enters the
gemini://URL pointing to their posted page.
/respondendpoint of the GemThread service and copies the
gemini://URL pointing to their response page.
help.gmi file for much more information.
For now, GemThread is designed to be run as an SCGI service under the Molly Brown Gemini server. Other configurations will probably work but have not been tested. I'm happy to take pull requests to make GemThread work as a CGI or an FCGI service or even as a standalone server.
The easiest way to install GemThread is to clone this repository, set your GOPATH to point to somewhere appropriate, and run
go build. Not ideal, and I'll probably make some binary releases once it makes sense. You will need the sample
help.gmi files anyway, however, so cloning the repository is not an entirely bad thing. (Also, I can get away with this because Molly Brown requires you to use
go get and have a GOPATH already set up. Since you have already done that, these instructions should be a piece of cake. As always, pull requests are welcome if you want to make the setup process easier for others.)
gemthread.cfg file should be self explanatory. Please log an issue if anything is unclear. The only thing you MUST change in the
gemthread.cfg file is the
server_url entry. It should point to the path of the SCGI service itself. In other words, if you have configured Molly Brown to use the
/gemthread endpoint for the service, and your server name is
host.example.com, you should configure the
server_url entry as
Configure Molly Brown to point to the SCGI socket defined in
gemthread.cfg, and restart Molly Brown. Then run the gemthread server by doing:
gemthread -c /path/to/gemthread.cfg
The primary issue tracker is located at:
I am happy to take issues on GitHub as well:
Code is hosted at:
It is also mirrored at:
Issues and pull requests are accepted in both locations.