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SSB Log Entry 766

Pigeon Protocol Daily Update, June 9th 2020

Note to folks just tuning in: I do semi-daily updates related to #pigeon-protocol - a sneakernet-focused project with similar goals to SSB.


The first ever stable version is published on Tildegit under the v0.2.0 tag.

Now that the API is stable, I need to go back through all the deprecated docs I've written and make sure I'm not referencing old information.

I also added installation instructions to the README.


Now that the message format has been adequately tidied, I really need to focus on the sharable parts of the project.

  • Moar documentation.
  • Write an implementation in Go that will serve as the "most official implementation". Ruby was great for trying out ideas, but it is not very portable and I've had trouble sharing Ruby code with non-Rubyists in the past. More people would be able to try stuff out if static binaries are available and Go will make that easy while not getting me too bogged down in things like memory management or learning what a borrow checker is.