We've been asked if we could quickly implement new features in #Liberapay so that it could replace #Bountysource, which has been doing shady things. We can't and we don't want to. Encouraging people to pay for a specific issue to be solved is problematic, it creates bad incentives instead of providing stable funding for the proper maintenance and development of a project. If you still think bounties are a good idea, then you can try to revive https://freedomsponsors.org/
I am so happy that I chose #Namecheap as my domain host.
The POP3 support in @k9mail is bad 😢 I'm putting on some band-aids now. But I'm pretty sure we'll remove support for it in the future.
If you're using a POP3 account with K-9 Mail, now is a good time to switch to IMAP or to start looking for a different email app.
#bountysource changed their ToS such that bounties that have been posted more than 2 years ago will be seized by them (probably to fund the blockchain company that bought bountysource a while back). The change will become active July 1. If you have any bounties on bountysource posted before June 30, 2018 you can ask to redeploy your bounty on a new issue once.
@microg will no longer advertise the use of bountysource for issue bounties. Please refrain from posting new bounties there.
Blog post: What's up with K-9 Mail?
This is your periodic reminder that you shouldn't write new code in a memory unsafe language. And please try to migrate old code to a memory safe language. ❤️
…and the first user reported a bug caused by this. Should be easy to fix, though.
I usually like receiving bug reports from developers. They often know which technical information is important. When the app crashes, a stack trace is a very good starting point.
But please, PLEASE post it as text. Don't post a screenshot of the log window in your IDE. The issue tracker can deal with a couple of lines of text. It's not a social media site with a character limit 🤬
"Why not add an option for that?"
This is my second attempt at using Mastodon. It doesn't look like the server hosting my first account (@cketti) is coming back 😞
Open source developer, @k9mail maintainer. Berlin, Germany.
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