development diary

Working on the fission blog app

the blog app

A big question is where does it save the things? It could use a browser-side device, like localstorage, but I know that ipfs is fairly well baked in too.

which API is used to choose the hosted ipfs nodes that it syncs with?

So this is a long story 😉 js-ipfs in browser by default only connects to other browser nodes, which aren’t connected to the “main” public IPFS network We run a secure websocket in order to connect it to Fission hosted IPFS nodes that are connected to the main network This is configurable — and anyone can run their own IPFS node / WSS to point at

configure the ipfs peer that webnative uses

The function wn.ipfs.set is used to configure the the ipfs peers that you use.

if I wanted to host my own ipfs node and use that as a 'remote', is that configurable with the wn module, or would that happen at application-level?

It is configurable, see

You'd need to run your own js-ipfs ( instance and then connect to your remote node. We use as a js-ipfs proxy and then use js-ipfs in a SharedWorker through an iframe.

So that means the lower-level storage is abstracted by ipfs; you don't have to think about indexedDB, etc.

You'd just need to tell your remote ipfs server to pin this one CID. Which you can do using its HTTP API.

Basically, every time you call fs.publish(), you'd do that.