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Plume: Federated Blogs with Rust

Jacob Herrington (he/him)
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Plume is a federated blogging platform. It's kind of like Medium, in the same way that Mastodon is kind of like Twitter.

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Federated blogging application, thanks to ActivityPub (now on — this is just a mirror)

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Plume is a federated blogging engine, based on ActivityPub. It is written in Rust, with the Rocket framework, and Diesel to interact with the database The front-end uses Ructe templates, WASM and SCSS.


A lot of features are still missing, but what is already here should be quite stable. Current and planned features include:

  • A blog-centric approach: you can create as much blogs as you want with your account, to keep your different publications separated.
  • Media management: you can upload pictures to illustrate your articles, but also audio files if you host a podcast, and manage them all from Plume.
  • Federation: Plume is part of a network of interconnected websites called the Fediverse. Each of these websites (often called instances) have their own rules and thematics, but they can all communicate with…

I'm really interested in Plume because I want to learn more about Rust and see how it performs as a web development language. The project seems like a great opportunity to jump into Rust development head first.

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