A big #ILoveFS day thank you to all the hackers working on my favourite #freesoftware / #opensource projects, especially in the social media world (#Diaspora, #Friendica, #Hubzilla) and those working on #Django and #Python - and not forgetting #Ubuntu and everybody else in #Linux.
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Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Tuesday, 14-Feb-2017 07:53:56 UTC Jason Robinson
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Wednesday, 11-Jan-2017 20:22:41 UTC Jason Robinson
Social-relay 1.3.0 released
Social-relay is a server application to act as a relay for public content using the #Diaspora protocol. The idea is simple. Social nodes utilizing this protocol expose their subscription preferences, nodes send content to the relays and the relays push the content they receive onwards to subscribing nodes as per their subscriptions. Subscriptions can be a list of hashtags or "all". Read more about the relay system here.
Want to hook on to the relay system as a node admin? Diaspora pods can enable outbound and/or inbound relay settings in their
diaspora.ymlconfiguration file. #Friendica and #Hubzilla nodes can do the same (please check respective server documentation for how to do this).
Recently, since Diaspora version 0.6 was released, the relay system (composed of 3 relays at the moment) has seen a big increase in traffic, going to an average ~2500 public posts per day pushed around to ~75 subscribing servers. This meant that some performance related changes were needed.
Version 1.3.0 brings the following performance related changes:
- Since more than one worker is now needed to process the traffic, SQLite doesn't cut it as a database. With this release, the options are now PostgreSQL and MySQL/MariaDB, with support for SQLite removed.
- To make it easier to run a relay, the need to separately run scheduled jobs and RQ workers has been removed. A Circus configuration file has been provided which will run 1 scheduled jobs process and X amount of workers. This allows easily scaling to any amount of workers necessary (at ~35MB RAM each you can afford some!) to handle increasing relay traffic.
See full changelog: https://github.com/jaywink/social-relay/releases/tag/1.3.0
npze_deprecated_please_unfollow (npze)'s status on Saturday, 03-Dec-2016 11:10:41 UTC npze_deprecated_please_unfollow How do you guys use #friendica to follow !gnusocial users and interact with them ?
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Saturday, 19-Nov-2016 12:13:51 UTC Jason Robinson
[FOSDEM] #Decentralised #Internet devroom - CFP
Call for proposals open for the #FOSDEM decentralized internet devroom until 4th December. Would be cool to see some social media projects like #diaspora, #friendica and #hubzilla tell a bit about themselves there.
lnxw48 (Linux Walt) (lnxw48)'s status on Friday, 18-Nov-2016 02:02:47 UTC lnxw48 (Linux Walt) @thrrgilag @nds Has that #Friendica instance turned on #OStatus support? There's an admin option that can be set during setup (and I expect any time afterward).
lnxw48 (Linux Walt) (lnxw48)'s status on Thursday, 27-Oct-2016 22:29:29 UTC lnxw48 (Linux Walt) @taknamay You could also host your own (#GNU_Social, #PostActive, #Mastodon, #Friendica, ...) on a #VPS and decide many of the rules for yourself in exchange for site admin ( #DentMaster ) duties. Just informing you of another option to consider.
Roland Häder (roland)'s status on Thursday, 27-Oct-2016 12:10:09 UTC Roland Häder Where can I try it out by myself? I would like to see !gnusocial and #friendica (and my own software) how it performs.
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Tuesday, 25-Oct-2016 20:16:47 UTC Jason Robinson
Social-Relay version 1.2.0
New version of the public content #relay server software. This version brings support for passing through also #Diaspora protocol Retraction messages (ie deletions of content). This is important since otherwise a post later deleted that the relay originally delivered would not be delivered. Issues exist in #Diaspora, #Friendica and #Hubzilla issue trackers to get retractions to be sent to the relays.
Next for the relay system I intend to separate the relay system documentation to it's own repository, since it's not really a part of Social-Relay which is just the server implementing it. Would love to get some opinions on various subjects there then, regarding how to proceed with things like decentralizing the relays and getting rid of the reliance on the-federation.info as a way to bootstrap lists of nodes. Preferably opinions from project admins since the decision on how to decentralize the relays has to be done the way the projects are fine implementing it.
Ping [Davìd M](/people/4d0564183dac139f3d0008e0) and [Jeremy Pope](/people/792b4d3c8d5c4ed9). Additionally please note the change in the requirement files. I simplified them a bit, changelog has details.
[1.2.0] - 2016-10-25
- Expose NodeInfo to allow registering relays to pod lists. Unfortunately, NodeInfo schema doesn't contain the relay software key so this NodeInfo document cannot be validated by consumers.
- Network calls now use a custom user agent
Social-Relay/<version> - https://github.com/jaywink/social-relay. Thanks @bmanojlovic for the patch.
- Relay also Diaspora
photoentities. The former follows the same way
commententities are relayed, ie the targets are the same as where the
photofollows same rules as
status_messageentities, ie according to subscriber wishes.
- Replaced custom payload sending with the new helper from
federation. This will not try to deliver to
httptargets at all. This means nodes that are not using https will not get deliveries. Really, these days, there is no reason to run a public website with http.
- Removed suggestion to use
pip-toolsand convert requirements files to standard Python project requirements files. Didn't dig the workflow after all. To install dev dependencies use
requirements/development.txt. For production, use
requirements/production.txt, which also contains
uWSGI. If you don't deploy using uWSGI, you can just use
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Monday, 17-Oct-2016 21:23:33 UTC Jason Robinson
FOSDEM 2017 - Accepted developer rooms
I see there is a "Decentralized internet" room for the first time, great news! Anyone from #Diaspora, #Friendica, #Hubzilla, #GNUSocial, #Pumpio, #Mediagoblin or other #decentralized social network project peeps planning to submit talks? Doesn't look like the call for proposals is out yet for this room. Will be sure to spend some time in this room in any case.
[MediaGoblin](/people/e505c6bf94269a52) (Christopher) - maybe a good chance to push out #ActivityPub if you're planning to attend this year, hmm?
lnxw48 (Linux Walt) (lnxw48)'s status on Wednesday, 12-Oct-2016 15:52:56 UTC lnxw48 (Linux Walt) @gargron Did you see the thread where @heleucht and other #Friendica devs are trying to make #federation with #Mastodon work?
lnxw48 (Linux Walt) (lnxw48)'s status on Wednesday, 12-Oct-2016 15:43:41 UTC lnxw48 (Linux Walt) @notnavigium @grmpyoldman With all #Twitter's VC funding, it would be financially crippling for a group of individuals or even a non-profit group to purchase T and continue operating it. Investing those funds in standing up public and community-based instances plus accelerating development of #GNU_Social, #Friendica, #Mastodon, #Diaspora would be a much better way to spend those funds.
Roland Häder (roland)'s status on Monday, 10-Oct-2016 07:31:34 UTC Roland Häder @maiyannah @moonman @lnxw48 no need, it will "defeat" itself later on (by being sold on low price). As long as #federation remains compatible between all social-network software ( !gnusocial !diaspora #friendica and all the others) we can be a good alternative to those bloated #corporate islands. that is what makes the !fediverse good: #open-source and #federated. :-)
Roland Häder (roland)'s status on Sunday, 09-Oct-2016 19:42:40 UTC Roland Häder @bob i guess mire that most will go to #whatsapp or #facebook and maybe some will come to us. Most people are on such #corporate #social #network (it is no real network as !gnusocial, #diaspora and #friendica are) so people from #twitter will likely follow them.
Jeremy Pope (jpope)'s status on Monday, 03-Oct-2016 23:33:37 UTC Jeremy Pope
I'm a self service kind of person, so I've really wanted to not make a #newhere post, but here it is. I've been poking around trying to find hashtags to follow specifically for the sole reason I'm even here for, with little luck, and no success. So I'm hoping some more well connected diasporans can get me pointed in the right direction.
I recently found myself in a terrible emotional state in regard to #facebook; most of my colleagues, friends, and family are regular Facebook users, while I have always done my best to avoid it. Partially because of my distrust of large corporations holding a large market share of anything and partially because I don't really feel comfortable sharing my private life with the entire world. I found that simply avoiding it had stopped being effective when I realized a few things that simply must change.
- My SO spends more time with Facebook than with me, even when we're in the same room.
- My SO knows more about what's going on with my family than I.
- I was not being included in activities with my friends as they rely increasingly on Facebook for communication.
- My avoidance of Facebook has alienated me from my own, real-world, friends and family.
- There is nothing I can do about it.
That night I spent a lot of time trying to debunk my fears and assuage my concerns. Facebook surely couldn't be as bad as I thought, right? You probably already know the answer to that since you're here, and this isn't a post to describe those issues, but I had no idea how bad it really was. My despair evolved into anger and that anger grew into motivation. Facebook is a threat to my privacy, my safety, and my liberty. And while I had never given them permission to violate my privacy by way registering an account with them, my friends had unwittingly volunteered such information on my behalf. Even worse, I have children who aren't yet old enough to understand the implications of submitting to surveillance, yet by posting news updates about them, my SO has already made that choice for them. The audacity of this scares the shit out of me and all I can really say is #fuckfacebook.
Finding that tools like #diaspora and #friendica exist, and therefore affirm that there are like minded people, helped me to overcome my feelings of helplessness, and helped me to see not only that there is something I can do about the situation, but that I must do that something. What that something is still isn't clear to me, but I have some vague ideas. I talked to my SO, who has since uninstalled the Facebook apps and deleted the account. I expected more of a fight, but our talk gives me hope for the conversations I must have with my family and friends.
I expect when I have those talks, I will need an alternative to offer. Quite frankly, neither diaspora nor friendica are legitimate alternatives. I can't simply say "switch to diaspora" because the things they get from Facebook aren't here. Their existing network of friends aren't here and there's features Facebook offers that diaspora doesn't. I'm going to have to go into those conversations without any kind of #facebook2diaspora support, and I'll have to take a very RMS stance on how I expect them to behave with regard to communicating about and with me. This makes me sad.
The point of all my blabbering here is that I've found it hard to find anyone to connect with about encouraging people to switch to a #federated social platform, any kind of steering committee in which to argue about what such a campaign should look like, or any meaningful way to advocate for features (I can't into Ruby, and yes I know about Loomio, but c'mon, seriously? Create yet another account or sign on with another social networking provider? wtf. Ok, I might use github, but I found that login screen offensive). If you know of other hashtags and/or people I should follow on these topics, let me know.
tl;dr can has halp getting my friends to leave the facebooks?
x35 (x35)'s status on Sunday, 02-Oct-2016 19:29:41 UTC x35 #Diaspora #Friendica ..Warum nicht #Libertree +warum überall #Java?Gibt s keine Alternative?selbst quitter läuft mit/unter Java ...
Utzer (utzer)'s status on Saturday, 24-Sep-2016 12:52:59 UTC Utzer If you want to post a nice photo or image, fine. But if you want to say something or you like to quote someone, please use text. I.e. a string of unicode characters forming words. Not images. Text usually needs much less bandwidth. Text can be read aloud by software for visually impaired people. Text can be magnified. Text can be searched. Text can be copied and pasted. Text can be quoted. Text works in non-graphical programs. Text rules. Thank you!
#Friendica #Diaspora #GnuSocial #Hubzilla #Redmatrix #Statusnet @Utzer https://social.yl.ms/photos/utzer/image/53ca7f3b4a563e188ca5cf9c4f38613b
lnxw48 (Linux Walt) (lnxw48)'s status on Sunday, 18-Sep-2016 17:33:53 UTC lnxw48 (Linux Walt) @gargron @andstatus is aa #android client for #Twitter, #Pump.io, #GNUsocial (which might also work to some degree with #Friendica).
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Wednesday, 14-Sep-2016 07:03:41 UTC Jason Robinson
Friendica 3.5 "Asparagus" released | #friendica
Congrats Friendica community!
lnxw48 (Linux Walt) (lnxw48)'s status on Sunday, 11-Sep-2016 19:33:03 UTC lnxw48 (Linux Walt) @mcscx @thelovebug As with other #socnets, who you are connected to affects your perception of usage levels. My #Diaspora timeline isn't super busy, but it is adequate. Still, I'd love to see more interfederation between D, #GS, #Friendica, #Pump.io and even #movim and #buddycloud
Utzer (utzer)'s status on Tuesday, 30-Aug-2016 18:11:27 UTC Utzer Meine vier Serviceaccounts erfreuen sich auch einer stetig wachsenden Beliebtheit.
Da wäre @Arte Plus 7 (inoffiziell), damit ihr immer mitbekommt was #Arte für coolen #Scheiß in der #Mediathek hat.
Dann @earthquake, damit ihr von jedem #Erdbeben erfahrt, noch bevor es in den Medien ankommt.
Auch @Guten_Morgen ist nicht zu unterschätzen, dass ist die #Kaffee am #Morgen Gruppe, da könnt ihr lauter nette Leute kennenlernen und in einem Zuge am Morgen begrüssen.
Dann wäre da noch @Piratenpartei News (NRW) für die geballte Ladung an Information rund um die #Piraten mit Schwerpunkt #NRW.
Ich freue mich natürlich über noch mehr Nutzer in #Diaspora, #GnuSocial, #Friendica, #Hubzilla und #Statusnet die Accounts abonnieren. #Danke.