Share your thoughts, your feelings, your links and your pictures with your contacts.
Each user hosts his Newebe instance, you keep your data safely in an enviromnent you own.
Newebe does not need to handle millions of connections, he just serves you and your contacts.
Newebe is a free software, you control the code and its behavior.
This one will setup newebe on your remote server directly from your desktop computer. It requires root ssh access to your server.
apt-get install python python-setuptools python-pip pip install fabric fabtools wget https://raw.github.com/gelnior/newebe/master/deploy/fabfile.py fab setup -H myrootuser@myhosturlorip
Then your newebe will run on port 8000.
wget https://github.com/downloads/gelnior/newebe/newebe-server_0.6.0-1_all.deb - sudo dpkg -i newebe-server_0.6.0-1_all.deb sudo apt-get install -f
Then your newebe will run on port 8000.
On your remote server, simply type this lines:
sudo pip install git+git://github.com/gelnior/newebe.git sudo supervisorctl restart newebe
step 1 Install following packages
sudo apt-get install python python-setuptools python-pip python-pycurl python-dev python-imaging build-essential couchdb git libxml2-dev libxslt-dev openssl supervisor
step 2 Get and install Newebe
sudo pip install git+git://github.com/gelnior/newebe.git
step 3 Ensure database is started by running this command, if there is more than one line, it's ok :
ps -ef | grep couchdb
If it's not ok, start the database manually :
sudo /etc/init.d/couchdb start
step 4 Create a newebe user and prepare newebe folders.
sudo adduser --disabled-password --shell=/bin/bash newebe sudo su newebe cd mkdir newebe mkdir newebe/certs
step 5 Create certificate for HTTPS. This will ask some questions, answer as you like:
sudo su newebe cd ~/newebe/certs openssl genrsa -out ./server.key 1024 openssl req -new -x509 -days 3650 -key ./server.key -out ./server.crt
step 6 As root user, set supervisor configuration for Newebe server. Create a file /etc/supervisor/conf.d/newebe.conf. Fill it with following content :
[program:newebe] autorestart=false command=newebe_server.py redirect_stderr=true user=newebestep 7 Start newebe
sudo supervisorctl update
step 8 Check that everything is fine via your web browser : go to the URL https://ip:port/
In case of your newebe is not started, try the following:
sudo pip install importlib sudo supervisorctl start newebe
Why Newebe is different from Diaspora, Friendica, Movim, SàT... ?
Newebe differs from the federated approach because it is designed
to be only self-hosted. You can't suscribe to any server, you have
to setup your own.
This bring several advantages:
Does it work or is it another Vaporware ?
It works pretty well, Newebe is built in an agile way, short iterations and working software. I use it every day since almost two years.
Do I need a web server to host Newebe ?
Yes you need a web server. Don't be afraid, nowadays owning a web server is a common practice! You can either
Actually the usage of Newebe is quite simple. Once you understand the notions of URL and contacts, everything is easy.
URL is the URL which you used to connect to
your Newebe. Your contacts need it to know where they have to send
their data when they want to reach you.
When you add contacts you give them your URL. That's why you have to
register it the first time you connect to your Newebe.
Newebe URL looks like this:
http://www.myurl.com:8000/ or http://126.96.36.199:7500/ depending if you have a subdomain linked to your Newebe and the port on which Newebe is set up.
Contact A contact is described by its URL. At this URL lives its Newebe. So to add a friend in your contact list, you need to add the URL of its Newebe to your contact list.
Contact list All contacts can be annotated with tags. Once a contact is tagged, it is part of the list corresponding to this tags. When you share you must select a tag to tell which list of contacts will receive your post or your picture.
Tutorials are displayed when you first use newebe to help you understand the way it works. You just have to start using it, newebe will tell you what to do.
Themes can be added by providing a CSS file to Newebe. For that simply put a file named theme.css in the directory static/css/.
For more informations about Newebe you can check the wiki.
Piour : piour [ at ] free . fr
Gelnior : gelnior [ at ] free . fr
Stella : salumaastella [ at ] gmail . com
All artworks are set under Creative Commons License nc-by-sa 3.0
You can clone the project with Git by running:
$ git clone git://github.com/gelnior/newebeThen follow the README instructions to set up your development environment.
Before starting any development, please inform me via the mailing list. It could save you time and will make integration easier. Then fork the code from github, code and make a pull request with comments about what you did.
Please document every code you push or it will be rejected.
Newebe must stay simple and easy to use. Moreover, there is a lot to do to make it reach its goal. So, if you don't know where to start, focus on big issues that are listed below. They are mandatory to make newebe production ready. Short specifications about what you do are welcome too.
Here are the main issues to solve :
For more details about a subject, send an email to the mailing list and I will answer as soon as I can.
You can have a look at Newebe by going to this URL:demo.newebe.org