#activitypub

Enabled #ActivityPub on my Hubzilla server today. Curious as to what I can currently do with it.

Sean Tilley

Socialhome version 0.5.0 released

Approximately one month since the previous release, #Socialhome 0.5.0 is out with 102 changed files, 2870 insertions and 999 deletions by 2 contributors.

For users there are only a few features added in this release, most of the work being internal refactoring and work in preparation for future features.

Please see the full changelog here.

New features

A few notes on feature highlights.

Shares in streams

Shares are now pulled up to the "Followed" stream. What this basically means is that when a person you follow shares something authored by a person you don't follow, the post will be pulled up in your stream by the share action.

Generally, you should only see a single post once. If you follow the author whose content was shared, that content has already been in your stream, and thus a share will not repeat it. Note however that since stream pre-calculation is a new thing, it is possible that content seen in the stream before this feature was added will pop up in a new share once more.

There are still some things to do for shares, these are being tracked in this issue.

Stream precaching

Related to "shares in streams", there was a lot of refactoring work to create the new base for how all streams function. This includes unifying lots of code and rewriting it so that in addition to pulling content out of the database, we can "precalculate" streams. This is done to ensure streams load super fast even if the calculations on what content the stream has are heavy.

The only stream that is currently precached is the "Followed" stream. Precaching means it will load as fast as the public stream even though we now include shares by non-followed users and include them only once - which would be a heavy calculation to do without precaching. The real benefit will come when custom user defined streams are available.

How would you like to configure the content in your stream?

GIF uploads

Yes, we love GIF's <3

Links in content

All links in content (whether textual, markdown or HTML) are now treated equally. They will all be used as candidates for OEmbed/OpenGraph fetches and all will be processed to add a target="_blank" to the link, forcing it to open in another tab/window.

Stream URL changes

All stream urls now live under /streams/, so for example followed stream is /streams/followed/. The old url's should still work until they are needed for something else.

Features coming up

Vue.js streams

Christophe Henry has been hard at work rewriting the current Django template + #jQuery based streams in #VueJS. The status of that work can be tracked here. We're hoping to replace the current stream frontend with the Vue streams within the coming months. This will drop a lot of legacy code and speed up development of new features, and will also mean our #API is fully complete for the stream features.

ActivityPub protocol support

This is still something we want to do as soon as some of the basic features are first implemented. Currently it looks like having it before the end of the year is slightly optimistic, but federating with for example #Mastodon using #ActivityPub will be a strong priority to get early next year.

Docker images

There has been some work on #Docker images to run a Socialhome instance. Will post more info as they are ready.

What is Socialhome?

Socialhome is best described as a #federated personal profile with social networking functionality. Users can create rich content using Markdown. All content can be pinned to the user profile and all content will federate to contacts in the federated social web. Currently #federation happens using the #Diaspora protocol. Federating using existing protocols means Socialhome users can interact with tens of thousands of other users.

Please check the official site for more information about features. Naturally, the official site is a Socialhome profile itself.

Official site: https://socialhome.network.

Contribute

Want to work on a #Django and Vue.js powered social network server? Join in the fun! We have easy to follow development environment setup documentation and a friendly chat room for questions.

#changelog #news #socialnetwork #thefederation #selfhosting

jaywink/socialhome
socialhome - A federated social home.

Socialhome HQ

#Mastodon launches their #ActivityPub support, and a new CR! -- ActivityPub Rocks!

https://activitypub.rocks/news/mastodon-ap-and-new-cr.html

#federation

Jason Robinson

♲ Gargron@mastodon.social:

Mastodon v1.6 is live!

☑️ Easier sharing & discovering content across servers
☑️ Improved first-time user experience
☑️ Fresh new W3C standard #ActivityPub
☑️ Better profiles & pinned toots
Mastodon and the W3C – Eugen Rochko – Medium

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Mastodon and the W3C – Eugen Rochko – Medium
The Pub is Now Open, ActivityPub that is!

Steffen K9

https://twitter.com/dustyweb/status/900090268891975680

#activitypub #federation


Jason Robinson

Really nice to see also #Red/#Hubzilla side getting an #ActivityPub plugin. Many of the important players are actively working on an implementation or at least participating in discussion. Where is #Diaspora? :P

Hopefully the biggest issues will be ironed out soon, like whether to have signatures or use other delivery verification methods. This is the most important thing not yet decided imho, but there is strong pressure to do so due to implementers wanting it defined. I wish this discussion had been done earlier, but I guess not enough of the right people were participating.

https://macgirvin.com/channel/mike/?f=&mid=fa0d8d0d529d2be81878d3f3928b049739fd496c59f1091e951bfa8bd0362218@macgirvin.com

#thefederation #fediverse

Jason Robinson

Sketch of the #Fediverse / #TheFederation by Mike from #Hubzilla. source.

Nice that #Socialhome was included 😊 I sure hope #Activitypub kicks off with some implementations soon. Unfortunately there are a lot of questions on how to implement it. Looks like #Mastodon will be the first major platform, hopefully that will pull others. Depending how it works for them 😉

#diaspora #friendica #redmatrix #Gnusocial #pumpio #mediagoblin

Jason Robinson

git checkout -b activitypub

Time to start taking #Python #federation to multi-protocol stage, as it was planned to be from the start ;) Might take a while but got to start some day!

#activitypub

Jason Robinson

Okay, let's chat about it! I've been wanting to see what other people in the #diaspora community think about #activitypub

Let's talk about ActivityPub

I wanted to follow up on this Github Issue, in the hopes of furthering useful discussion with the people who presently work on Diaspora.

Sean