I'm making this proposal on the idea that archiving parts of a gemini
site into gempub could ease burdens on limited per user resources.
Persons wanting to use the format as specified in the linked
documentation would very likely have to adjust their link locations to
account, but it should cut down on per-capsule file clutter, and allow
for more space for content.
As example: I have written several novels and story collections who's
text is on my capsule. This feature would allow me to condense several
dozen files into five or six.
Second example: Someone with an active gemlog can archive their posts
to gempub at regular periods to reduce file clutter and space while
keeping archived content in a readable format.
I know lagrange supports gempub, I am fairly certain other clients
also support this standard, but even if not gempub is a renamed zip
with specific top level files and directory names for the sake of
sorting, metadata, and standardization for readers.
I do not see this as something to offer for entire user capsules, but
rather allow it as a way to archive large amounts of content that may
not be regularly accessed.
The one problem that presents itself is 'how would the proxy handle
this?' Since the only thought that comes to mind is the proxy reading
the gempub file and parsing the document as if it were an archived set
of webpages so the end user experiences no real loss or change in
functionality. Unfortunately I'm unsure that wouldn't that just
introduce its own set of problems.
On Mon, Aug 09, 2021 at 09:23:18PM -0500, Andrew Singleton wrote:
> Focusing on bug crushing instead of ever expanding on new features is
> honestly the best use of limited time especially if the bugs are many
> and time is short.
> I'm simply grateful for the platform Alex. Places like this give users
> a stepping stone to try the waters as not everyone can afford server
> and domain costs and most people would realistically not want to deal
> with the hassle of actually running a server (be it linode instance,
> or whatever.)
Your praise is much appreciated :) -- I was very isolated last year
during COVID lockdown, and channeling my energy into flounder and the
Gemini space was really helpful for me. I'm glad to be a part of this
community, a solace from the increasingly corporate, profit-driven, and
Your focus on bugfixes over adding features is commendable and
understandable. I have a few friends that seem interested in at least
looking at flounder for toeing into Gemini. So. I'm glad you're
willing to host things.