Tried my hand at a custom install but realized it would be a headache to maintain, not just install.
I hope Spacebear's small plan is sufficient for our needs. $8/mo itself will be hard to break even with. 😕
Up and running with a rough-edges install of Pleroma with Soapbox in less than an hour. 😲
So how does this federation thing work? How soon after following someone on another instance do I get to see my federated timeline populate?
Read https://blog.soykaf.com/post/how-federation-works/ and it appears to me there's a lot of initial work to do before I invite friends over. 😕
I understand it might be great for performance, but it's confusing for the average person to see incomplete profiles with no way to fetch more info.
@celia I wish you good luck with this !
@celia I have this grand dream of hosting a private Mastodon/Pleroma instance for my family. I've done experiments with running a server and playing with it but actually running is the easy part. Getting people to use it is the hard part!
@qwazix I've been quietly dropping that in conversation with friends for months to try and plant the seed in their heads!
@rmgr I absolutely agree! Friend Camp gives me hope.
@celia Wow, I hadn't heard about spacebear. Pretty good pricing, too. I *kind* of want to have my own mastodon instance, but I like it here too much.
@nathand Oh I love it here too! Not leaving at all. :)
@celia Considering the PeerTube, option. Though I'm not much of a videographer, either 😅
Till this day I didn't know about Hometown 🤦🏼 Always learning 😀
@robby Going to try it again. 🤷♀️
Mastodon is far more stable as an overall product imo so I want to stick with it for now. Hometown, although, doesn't have an exit path, sadly.
@celia Couple of minutes, usually. Depends if their server is up.
But following affects your Home timeline, not really your Federated one (unless it's the first follow between the two instances – assuming Pleroma works like Mastodon, anyway).
@wizzwizz4 Yeah it would be the first follow between these two servers. I think it does work similarly.
@celia Welcome! :)
@celia what exactly is missing?
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.