Whisper is a lightweight weblaaagh server. Whisper is around 1400 lines of
code, requires no database, can serve over 2000 requests per second, and can
output HTML, RSS, and text.
Whisper requires Ruby 1.9.
No RDBMS. Blog posts, and comments, are stored as "enhanced" Textile files on
disk. You can keep your content under version control, and you can edit it
with whatever editor you desire. Whisper Works Great With Git (tm).
Pagination, labels, per-label and per-author indices, etc.
Blazing performance. Sits directly on top of Thin. All content and indices
are cached and maintained as part of a big dependency graph. That means that
almost every request is served directly from memory, and making a change
(like adding or updating an entry) forces a regeneration of only those bits
that require it. For benchmarks, see http://all-thing.net/whisper-benchmarks.
Arbitrary markup enhancements: Whisper posts are Textile, but Whisper allows
you to transform arbitrary regions with your own formatting code.
transformed by user-defined code. The default setup includes formatters to
syntax highlight Ruby code and to turn LaTeX math expressions into pretty
Fully threaded comments. Why would you not have this?
Blog post as micro mailing list. Comments are made via email and
automatically converted into a threaded entry on the post page. This allows
users to quote, reply to specific messages, and generally have a reasonable
Multiformat support. In addition to HTML and RSS output, there’s a plain
text mode for the hard-core.
Whisper currently only supports comments via email. Textboxes are for the
gem install whisperblog
whisper-init <blog directory>
- Follow the instructions!
Whisper is brought to you by William Morgan.