Gemini over IPFS? GeminIPFS?

My interest in Gemini peaked after downloading and using Lagrange.

=> Lagrange

I realized that there’s something highly appealing to me about a friendly alternative to HTML that lets me build beautiful WriteFreely-esque blogs without the needing to mess around with CSS or anything like that.

=> WriteFreely

But, I’m turned off by the need to host my own server. What appeals to me about IPFS is the ability for users to create a webpage just by importing an HTML file.

=> IPFS

I’d like to see a way for these technologies to converge, but the fact that a core design principle for Gemini is that it’s easy to write browsers for it, I somehow doubt this will happen.

=> Gemini FAQ

I suppose, however, that all that is really needed for what I’m imagining is browser support for beautifully rendering gemtext à la Lagrange.

@ajz
mod
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oh, Lagrange looks great !

@aeroplain
creator
22M

It is pretty nice

@leanleft
22M

https://flounder.online/
i don’t know if the server was your only problem.
relying on flounder isn’t the most ideal, but it might be a simple solution.

ipfs is permanent… which can be good and bad.
the p2p aspect of ipfs is good. but this also assumes that you have at least one peer.

@avalos
12M

Maybe you can write an IPFS to Gemini proxy for Lagrange or some other browser, that spawns a temporary local Gemini server to serve IPFS documents.

https://gemini.circumlunar.space/

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Is heavier than gopher
Is lighter than the web
Will not replace either
Strives for maximum power to weight ratio
Takes user privacy very seriously
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