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open source, self-hosting CloudApp

Project Description
# regenwolken – an open source CloudApp server

[][app] is *really* handy, sharing files was never that easy. But I don't
like to see (personal) data like screenshots or code snippets go out of my
reach. Regenwolken is a full-featured implementation of the Cloud App API with
one malus: you have do edit your `/etc/hosts`.

#### open server

I've set up a server open for everyone. Simply, add ``
to your `/etc/hosts`. Items older than three days will be purged at midnight
(only a small vserver). Happy testing!

## Quickstart

Short instructions for OS X, adapt these commands to your linux distribution
of choice (Debian Squeeze!).

$ brew install mongodb
$ mongod --dbpath foo/ &

Now install regenwolken and its dependencies:

$ easy_install regenwolken
$ easy_install pygments Pillow markdown # optional

Modify /etc/hosts, launch regenwolken and register a new account

$ echo "" | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts
$ regenwolken &
[... open or another client and register a new account]
$ rwctl activate USERNAME

You can change that behavior to instantly activate new users using a
configuration file such as `/path/to/rw.cfg` with the following:

$ cat /path/to/rw.cfg
$ export REGENWOLKEN_SETTINGS=/path/to/rw.cfg
$ regenwolken

## How to use regenwolken

As an alternative CloudApp-server, you have to edit their DNS **
to point to your own IP. This will not interfere with CloudApp Service
itself, because they are using ** and ** for sharing.

$ echo "" | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts

Note: you should set a *hostname* (= your domain) in regenwolken.cfg.
This will return into customized URLs, pointing directly to your host,
so others don't need to modify their hosts.

## Setup and Configuration

See []( and
[CONFIG.rst]( for details.

## API implementation

regenwolken provides all API calls to get working and has only few
calls of [CloudApp's API]( missing. See
[]( for a complete list of
features. Below, the following are currently covered by the web interface.

# -H "Accept: text/html"

/ - GET basic web interface
/items/<short_id> - GET file or redirect from bookmark
/items/<short_id>/filename - GET same as /items/<short_id>
/<short_id> - GET viso-like file view or redirect from bookmark
/thumb/<short_id> - GET thumbnail of item

Thanks to [cmur2]( for his feature-rich
[CLI]( (with HTTPS support!)
and help to build this service!

## Clients

If you are working on a API or Client for CloudApp, please consider a configurable
service url. That makes the hosts file hack unnecessary and as a side effect you
can use HTTPS for all connections (feature is still in master).

### working

- Mac OS X [][app]
- [Cloudette]( – free CloudApp iPhone client, works flawlessly
- [BlueNube]( – 1,99$ iPad client
- [Stratus]( – CloudApp Client for iOS (iPhone/iPad); add `` to /etc/hosts as well.
- [cloudapp-power-cli]( – feature-rich commandline tool
- [JCloudApp]( – cross-platform widget in Java (supports HTTPS with regenwolken!)
- [gloudapp]( – linux+GTK-based client

Do not use the official `cloudapp-cli` app, it is still beta, has much fewer features and does not support other services out-of-the-box.

### failing clients

- Windows' [FluffyApp](, fails to login

## Links:

- [rixth/raincloud]( – a (full?) cloud
implementation written in node.js
- [short description in my blog](

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