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#Matrix is awesome but not privacy friendly on metadata and self hosting is kinda hard, relatively resource hungry, most users locked up in a centralised network
#Xmpp is awesome but no cross platform, good looking, e2ee supported clients
If someone could implement a fully featured (+omemo) #Dart package (written in #java / #kotlin or pure Dart) for xmpp, I think there would be some new cross platform modern apps written in Dart/Flutter.
What would be the recommended setup for an XMPP service that will serve up to 50 active users? CPU, RAM, etc. #xmpp
It should also support transferring media files. Voice calls are not mandatory but I'd like to know if it requires much more system resources.
What would you recommend?
@can I’d be very curious to hear comparisons from those who have hosted more than one. Especially MissKey.
Also, would it make sense to include PixelFed in that list; it should federate with all of them, right?
My quick one between Mastodon and Pleroma (after just a few days):Mastodon👍
For an out-of-the-box-all-batteries-included setup, easier to get started for newcomers
Well-documented and maintained, large community and documentation.
Since it’s got significant majority in the Fediverse ATM, way less likely to be affected heavily by painful federation or compatibility issues
To run with reasonable resource usage, multiple stateful external requirements: Postgres, Redis, Sidekiq, ES (optional).
Coarse and arbitrary privacy and federation controls - Mastodon concepts don’t map well to AP primitives and doesn’t expose necessary knobs for users/mods/admins.
Since it’s got significant majority in the Fediverse ATM, the project can become a risk in the de-facto power they have over the ActivityPub protocol etc. Diversity is important in software too; if you’re ambivalent or indifferent, don’t pick the
Powerful and flexible. Accessible examples included for federating over Tor and I2P.
Only one external dependency: Postgres.
Decoupled architecture: The front-end can be switched so you can easily write your own, or even use Mastodon’s web GUI for a Pleroma instance.
Moderation controls more flexible.
Devs and maintainers seems to be friendly to troubleshoot and debug.
Community smaller, fragmented and less accessible outside the fediverse. If you have issues, you may have a harder time finding help. Not all documentation is complete.
If you aren’t used to Elixir already, its a bit of initial learning curve in how the app is built, configured and maintained. If you’re using Docker and want it to fit in with your existing architecture, you will probably spend some time writing your own Dockerfile and making choices like how and when things are compiled, what configuration goes in DB vs static config, etc. So far the language itself seems nice, though.
"Mastodon Is Dead, Long Live Misskey 🍮"
Yes, MissKey is a well crafted modern app with unique features, and it's a sound alternative to Mastodon, but couldn't say it's more user-friendly or better with that complex and a bit bloated UI.
Maybe I should write a blog post on how I prevent spam emails.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.