πŸŽ‰ The first release candidate of #Mastodon 3.3.0 is out for testing:


Read the changelog at the link above!

Proof of concept of is taking shape.

βœ… Send first updates through event-sourced backend.
πŸ‘‰ Spice up the web interface a tad.
❎ Send first updates over ActivityPub to inboxes.

@sl007 @Argus I'm actively working on a modular #ActivityPub library for NodeJS that includes complete client-to-server spec with support from Grant for the Web / Coil inc.
Goal is to promote development of more specialized apps (like gup.pe) and not just full stack social platforms.

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Hey Fediverse!


Published another update to my FOSS project: QCard

Added more information about how it all works.

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Mobilizon. Your events. Your groups. Your data.

Go behind the scenes of the design of #Mobilizon, our new tool to free your groups and events from Facebook.


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Most cryptocurrencies have at least one testnet. For testing, debugging and development.

Is there a fediverse testnet?



Yep, these seem like they could work. And where they don't, they seem extendible enough in their approach.

@flockingbird i've also used and liked https://milligram.io/ because it styles default elements rather than requiring you to use classes, but this can be heavy handed as it prevents you from opting out. i just used it cause i used semantic elements everywhere and didn't really wanna write much CSS

@flockingbird Really there is no definitive answer for that question, since every framework has it's positive and negative attributes. For my lightweight css needs tho, I've found to be a good solution.


What is currently the most accessible, lightweight (clientside) and simple to implement, HTML+CSS framework for web-apps?

Primarily for a web-app for mobile use.

Not looking for JavaScript platforms, but if it has some small JS-requirements thats OK.

To be integrated in a fully serverside rendered web-app.

"We moved to GitHub because everyone's already there"

"We shut down the mailing lists because most of our users prefer to use GitLab in their web browser"

"We're rewriting in Rust because we don't really have any non-x86_64 users"

"We're leaving IRC because Discord is more user-friendly"

What all of these arguments have in common is that they exclude people, centralize infrastructure, and eschew free software for proprietary solutions, all in the name of some ill-defined measure of "progress".

So, did another comparison: Were are all the common fediverse projects at?

Using github.com/BasixKOR/awesome-ac, turns out that the vast majority is on github.

Se we'll just follow along, for now.

"Choose your battles wisely", the proverb goes. Distributing Open Source software project hosting is not our current battle.

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@flockingbird My ideal would be to be able to network with professionals I have worked with or could work with, to talk about best practices, tips and/or new ways of doing things, technologies etc.

We've done quite some interviews, but would really like to know from the fediverse too:

What's currently your most important motivation for using LinkedIn, Xing, Indeed, etc:

@flockingbird I see. Well if you seriously "did the math" then even if it feels bad you should go with github! :), because anything else will, according to your considerations, hinder your project so much that it's of no help to the cause anyway. Failing idealistically is failure. If I misread things and you wanted feedback on your bullet points, mine would be that I would consider Discoverability and Participation Barrier both moot: Any serious and viably attractive project should and will (I believe) succeed without the extra discoverability GH provides, if it does not the proposition or marketing is probably too weak (note that this is no judgement on your project, I don't know it (yet)). Likewise any serious and determined contributor - the ones a project really needs - will not be hindered by having to register somewhere (my feeling anyway) and one shot "drive-by" contributions are probably negligible in the big picture. One shot issues/bugreports might be a relevant factor though, I concede to that.

I considered @codeberg and , but that solves a problem we don't really have: the hosting part. We already have a gitea instance, it works and is maintained anyway.

Sourcehut has a CI setup, which we are still evaluating: our gitea needs work still to get a drone.io CI running.

Sourcehut or Codeberg might lower the participation barrier a little, but I presume that anyone on or also has a GH account, but not vice-versa.

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Considering to move from a selfhosted gitea to Github with flockingbird. Sourcecode, issues, wiki/documentation.

* Discoverability: We're just more visible on GH than on "some random website".
* Participation barrier: you probably have a GH account, but certainly no account yet on our instance.
* Defacto standard: external systems like CI, support etc all require github.

It feels a bit like giving in, but the benefits seem to outweigh the idealistic stance.

What do you think?

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