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.


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.


oh, Lagrange looks great !


It is pretty nice

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.


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.

Gemini is a new internet protocol which:

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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