Have a private chat with close friends. Only people with the secret link can join. Share silly websites, images, and stories. Be serious when you need to. Each post is auto-deleted after ten days, fading like memories.
This is the open source project, called 8-bits of ephemera. The live site is ephemeral.im
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You'll need Python 2.7 and the App Engine SDK.
Run this command to build PyCrypto. It's built locally so it won't pollute your global site-packages. Using Brew is fine too.
cd pycrypto python setup.py build
You need some secret keys for the session cookie library and XSRF protection. Run this script once to generate them.
To run the app locally
./run_server.sh # Navigate to http://localhost:8080
To see frontend tests
./run_server.sh # Navigate to http://localhost:8080/tests/index.html
To compile the JS into a binary
./gendepsfile.sh ./compile.sh # Notice that deps.js and compiled.js have changed
Make sure you change
backend/app.yaml to use your app ID and version number.
appcfg.py update backend
You can test a new version on a URL like