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Hey !
I'm Samuel Roland, a student developer and I love free and open-source software ! I'm the kind of person who has too many ideas all the time.

I'm passionate about development (so many crazy tools we can create!), the opensource maintainers, free licenses, community building, and programming best practices.

I need to learn a lot and improve my skills in different areas. Here, I would like to share my side projects, my enjoyments during my learnings, recommendations, ...

Hey !
I've published a browser extension for Firefox in v1.0 ! 🚀
:thinkhappy: The process was very fun. Built with .
📰 I will publish an article about it soon.

🔗openDevApps
Open quickly local or remote development-related apps, through a small list of links. Opensource extension dedicated to developers who want to open their web apps faster.

Install: addons.mozilla.org/addon/opend
Release notes:
github.com/samuelroland/openDe
Manual:
github.com/samuelroland/openDe

Any recommendation for a charts javascript library ? And ideally with a wrapper for VueJS 3 ?

I've tested Frappe Charts, but they are some annoying things on the X axis labels display. I'm looking at HighchartsJS right now but tested it yet deeply.

Hey

Here are some news about Publima. I'm was busy these days but I did 3 user interviews. I plan to do 10 at least during this week.

It was pretty interesting to hear different people and problems they had or have currently with publication management... We looked at used by other groups.

I'm working the too. I'm reading internal documents to read old discussions about the organisation the social media group.

OOOHH ? I've just discovered the column preferences with custom tags... let's write the big list of interesting tags !


Little : Where does the name Publima come from?

Do not cheat with the documentation...

I will document every day how it goes. In addition to my toots here, I've created another mean to follow the news about this project.
:telegram: I've created a Telegram channel:
t.me/PublimaNews
The content will be the same here and on Telegram.

Hey
:opensource: I'm finally building a new web app (under AGPLv3 naturally) that I called Publima.

❓What's that ?
A publication management tool designed for collectives.

It's mainly for my collective, but if other collectives are interested, please let me know.

Currently, I'm validating the idea and trying to understand the real problems of my collective.

I will document the process here regularly.

I've made a detailed explanation here:
github.com/samuelroland/Publim

🆒 Long thread yeah... I'm just asking because I want to understand if there is a need outside of my collective.

©️ In any case the app will be probably under v3.

Because I can build the web app and talk about it a bit differently if that a general need.

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I didn't search existing apps for the while. I will do it soon. We need and .

In waiting I take notes for the features I think about.
What do you think the smallest version should offer?

I have no idea if other collectives have the same problems. Maybe for you only 1-3 people manage it and can do it.
We work at a national and regional level with about 20 people and about 2-3 posts sent per day. We have more than 5 social media accounts and we don't use each of them every time.

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More a human problem than a technical one but however linked: There is a problem of accessibility of defined processes. The workflow is unclear for newcomers, there is no list of who own/has access to which social media accounts, we have to wait on these people to be able to send content on specific accounts...

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I'm asking this because I'm thinking of maybe creating a little web app myself to solve our problems, and would know if other collectives would be interested. Or just to know how they organise themself.

As we cover sometimes multiples languages, texts coming from different people, validation by at least 2 people, etc... doing everything in a chat is hard. For everyone it's hard and takes time to navigate in so much texts and discussions. The planning is hard too without visual display.

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Hey
❓A question for collectives about public communication management.

🗨️ In my collective it's hard to manage the posts efficiently.
As we try to decide horizontally, we work in a single messaging chat, we send posts and pictures inside for validation, discuss content and fixes, ask for translations and sending. It's chaotic.

❔Do you have difficulties with this management?
❔Do you use specialized software for collaborative publication management ?

Do you use the firefox extension Multi-accounts Containers ? I particularly use the feature "Always open this Site in...".
I had a suggestion to enhance it and I created an issue on their repos:

Choose the container to open with conditions on the URL

github.com/mozilla/multi-accou

Would this feature be useful or not?

Hey
I'm looking for a to edit podcasts and other audio files... I don't need to do advanced mixing or things with MIDI.
Right now I'm using but I would like to use a non-destructive software instead...
Any recommendation ? I saw but didn't try it yet.

So here is the app I've coded recently:
I built it for my collective because we are trying a new process to divide reproducible tasks so that the people who do them all the time are not overloaded...
I searched a little system before creating my own, but didn't find something that matched our needs.

🎲 🎲 PickThem
Random members picker, to define the people responsible for things to do in a collective, over a given period and activities. Built with Tailwindcss and VueJS.
github.com/samuelroland/PickTh

Did you already write a little app during 3 hours of stress during the night (between 11 PM and 2 AM for ex.), without any comments ?
I have... see next toot.

If you identify yourself as , did you take the GitHub Octoverse survey 2021 ?
github.surveymonkey.com/r/C7QD
It's not a short survey, but the reports created are very interesting to understand open-source and maintainers through the world and how developers work...
Checkout the reports from 2020 here: octoverse.github.com/

Hey !
After recent advice (cc @Tay0), I spent some time defining a description for my profile and creating a banner. It's hard to create a summarized explanation of everything that interests us!

What do you think about it ? I'm not very good in design and currently learning (so hard to manage text in Krita, normal?).

Maybe some updates are needed, so I would be happy to know your impressions and opinions about the description and the banner...

Hey !
I'm Samuel Roland, a student developer and I love free and open-source software ! I'm the kind of person who has too many ideas all the time.

I'm passionate about development (so many crazy tools we can create!), the opensource maintainers, free licenses, community building, and programming best practices.

I need to learn a lot and improve my skills in different areas. Here, I would like to share my side projects, my enjoyments during my learnings, recommendations, ...

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