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Hmm... weird. There's this library named elefren, that exposes the API. It is mentioned everywhere, from blogs to the official joinmastodon.org site. But the underlying repo vanished with no trace (except one WAR snapshot).
Anyone's got an idea what happened?

@alexandra git.sr.ht/~tobtobxx/elefren-fo

I can't link the crate to it, but I just put it up there, primarily for archival, secondarily for maintainance.

Btw, the source is usually stored with the crate and also downloaded to ~/.cargo/registry/src/github-something/elefren-v0.22

@tobtobxx@fosstodon.org yes but having the actual repository includes history and version tags etc. which is good

@ashwinvis

TIL, that's a thing. Is it like Web Archive but for git repos?

@alexandra

@ashwinvis
There's a problem though: The crate source is newer. I'll force push the history to my fork and just patch & commit the changes up to v0.22

@alexandra

@ashwinvis
Repo updated. There was no problem. The source is newer than the last crate version. See this for the current version's source:

git.sr.ht/~tobtobxx/elefren-fo

@alexandra

@ashwinvis
Also it popped up in my mind that I could just get the maintainer's email from the commits and I wrote him an email. Let's see.

Chances would also be fairly high that he's on Mastodon too, considering he wrote an API wrapper.

@alexandra

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