Friendica 2019-06 released!
Thanks everyone who contributed, be it directly by committing patches or new features, doing translations or reporting issues. And now, we happily announce the availability of Friendica 2019.06. It contains many bug fixes, enhancements of existing functionality and some new features. The most noteworthy changes since the last release in March are: Added native two-factor https://libranet.de/display/0b6b25a8-575d-1023-2dd2-44a664792733
NOTE: "direct messages" visibility was changed in #Friendica and #Hubzilla. Now when you send a "private" DM from Mastodon to these two networks, message's visibility in those networks will be limited (yay!)
Please, remember, that #OStatus networks - GNU Social, postActiv, as well as any malicious servers - will still show your DMs from Mastodon as public. 🔓
Maciej Cegłowski https://idlewords.com/2019/06/the_new_wilderness.htm
> Ambient #privacy — the understanding that the small details of our daily lives should pass by unremembered.
> To what extent is living in a surveillance-saturated world compatible with pluralism and democracy? What are the consequences of raising a generation of children whose every action feeds into a corporate database?
> Telling people that they own their data, and should decide what to do with it, is just another way of disempowering them.
Funkwhale, call to code reviewers
We did a lot of progress to reduce the bus factor lately, but most of the code is still owned and maintained by me.
I think one way to improve that situation would be to have some reviewers before I merge my contributions, to distribute ownership of the codebase on other people.
If you have some interest in HTML/JS/Python/CSS/Design/Docs, and want to help, do you mind adding your name here so I can ping you when relevant?
Speaking of #design and #ux.
Some say the new #Facebook redesign quite reminds current #Vkontakte.
VK was born by copying Facebook idea and refining it: simple interface, easy to find settings, non-algorithmic feed, payments (as of lately). Now, perhaps, Facebook people copy certain solutions they liked in VK.
Rule #1: Steal like an artist.
Many users in my timeline voiced concerns over Librem deactivating abuse reports. Only one or two complained about rejecting non-public messages. Logically, I understand the decision to label Mastodon a place for public speech only. Saying it's private is a bit of an overstatement.
Yet somehow, that makes me feel a stranger who needs to whisper in one's ear in a place where everyone talks through a loudspeaker. 🤨
Deliciously light, with creamy theme inside. Will not meltdown like chocolate (and other unreliable things).
🐰 Friendica 🐰 - your yummy personal network!
Set up your node now.
For their hosting they have their own software stack, and branded them as frama...
For every service they offer, they explain what software they have used to do so.
They do this also when they changed parts of the code and when they have their own branding.
Sometimes they also help to fund the development as they did for #peertube.
That's the kind of freesoftware culture I love!
and see, how much they have to offer:
#Friendica Vier theme is clean, minimalistic, and in my opinion looks more modern than default Frio theme. The only thing it needs is to be finished / polished (https://github.com/friendica/friendica/tree/develop/view/theme/vier).
It seems that German people lead in the number of regional #Mastodon instances.
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