This should make us able to discover new actors to follow. Of course the registration of actors must be approved like on planets by the corresponding community.
@bob thank you but it's not what I meant, I want an ActivityPub actor that I can follow with any AP platform and view on any client. This actor basically just reshares every post from a list of actors, maybe only posts with a certain tag.
Ideally blogs that publish their articles with ActivityPub on an existing planet like Planet KDE would see every article with a tag of their choice (like #planetkde) reshared by this planet-actor and replies becomes comments on their blogs.
@alexl what I suggested is exactly what you want.
@bob I'm using Mastodon+Tusky, can you please link me an actor I can follow to test this?
@alexl It would be more usefull if you create such actor yourself. Since you're involved in KDE, you could create the KDE channel. First, you should select the "public feed" type for this channel. Then you install the "source" add-on.
@alexl After that, for each KDE actor you want to add: you add the actor as a contact of the KDE channel, and thenyYou go on the source settings, and you select "new source". For the channel you specify that actor, then you can add a category for those posts, and you can filter (to be sure they're talking about KDE)
And finally, anyone can follow that KDE-channel from mastodon
@alexl I'm available for your tests 😜
@bob I see my channel has addons but I can't add a new one. Maybe is this achieved "installing a new app"? But I searched for "source" in available apps but I can't find it
@alexl what is your hub? If it's public, I could create an account and check the available apps.
@bob nevermind, I have found "channel source" app and I'm trying to understand how to use it. The channel is firstname.lastname@example.org
@bob the issue is: I'm able to add a Mastodon account as source but I can't understand how I am supposed to add an RSS feed
@alexl try to add a new connection, and copy paste the RSS URL
@bob actually the problem is that federation back via AP doesn't seem to work, no toots from the planet. Any suggestion?
@bob I don't think it's a Mastodon bug, it's the same for Pleroma. It seems to me that Hubzilla doesn't federate reshare actions via ActivityPub. Also, if I set channel source app to publish posts as planet-test they don't appear.
What federates through ActivityPub are just manually written posts
@bob Edit: manual reshares
seems to work. The problem is about reshares performed by channel source app
@alexl @bob Hi, I had an issue with this plugin. Still have (https://framagit.org/hubzilla/core/issues/1320) One user told me he deactivated the addon (I suppose he meant "deleted"), then reactivated it and everything began to federate properly. So far this method didn't work for me... My channel (https://zotum.net/channel/releasenotes) federates via ActivityPub but fails for diaspora. Try deleting and reinstalling the addon, perhaps it will start sending to Mastodon / Pleroma. The plugin also has an issue with properly adding tags.
@alexl On this page (insert your hub instead): https://yourhub.com/apps/edit - you'll find a trash icon below the addon. Interestingly, when I delete the Channel Sources addon and then "install" it again, it looses no data: all my previous added RSS sources are there as if I haven't deleted the addon. Not sure if it should be that way.
@lightone thank you, at the moment it doesn't work, it published a couple of RSS feed entries over ActivityPub and stopped working again
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!