jesse… jesse… we’ve got to look at overly long sql queries
Another month, another release - this time with more fun stuff.
I’ll start off by saying henlo to all the new people around here! I hope your migration from the other place is going well and that you’re figuring out the esoteric cuture of fedi. You’ll figure it out eventually.
Oh, and we’ve got a new landing site now! https://akkoma.social - that should be an easy introduction to any newbies debating migrating or whatnot.
Enough fluff, let’s a-go
The Admin Panel
At long last, moderation actions are available in pleroma-fe! You no longer have to go into admin-fe to see your reports and act on them. It’s a first pass, but it works!
Hooray for not having to keep two tabs open at all times if you’re an admin.
Instance Information on posts
Ever sat there wondering if the user who sent a post was using pleroma or akkoma? Can you send them emoji reacts? Wonder no longer! Now the software the instance is running will be available via the alt text of the favicon. There’s a bunch more info in the actual API, but this is our first implementation of it.
Inbound follow request “reminders”
Small one, this. When a user has requested to follow you, and their request is sitting in your inbox, their profile will reflect this. Now you don’t need to wonder “did so-and-so send me a request?”, since it’ll… just tell you!
This one speaks for itself! You don’t need to remember all the MFM tags anymore, it’ll be autocompleted for you whenever you type $[, like it would for emoji
Speed. SPEED. SPEEEEEEEEE
This was technically in a hotfix for last stable, but this is the first proper release with it in.
Timeline and notification queries are now between 30% and 50% faster. Gotta go SPEEDY.
An official docker release!
Third party containers are a thing of the past, now we have a proper way to deploy in docker
It’ll act as a pretty thin wrapper around akkoma’s dependencies, so it’ll be like you’re running from source, but without having to keep an elixir/erlang environment locally.
Checkout Installing in Docker - Akkoma Documentation for more info!
Full changelog is at akkoma/CHANGELOG.md at develop - akkoma - Akkoma Development as ever
sudo systemctl stop akkoma git pull MIX_ENV=prod mix deps.get MIX_ENV=prod mix compile MIX_ENV=prod mix ecto.migrate MIX_ENV=prod mix pleroma.frontend install pleroma-fe --ref stable sudo systemctl start akkoma
./bin/pleroma_ctl update --branch stable ./bin/pleroma stop # or systemctl stop ./bin/pleroma_ctl migrate ./bin/pleroma daemon # or systemctl start ./bin/pleroma_ctl frontend install pleroma-fe --ref stable
The last month, for obvious reasons, has been one of massive user influx. Whereas before akkoma was used only by a handful of instances I knew the admins of personally, we’re now seeing about 170 akkoma instances - which is great, but I won’t say it’s not a little scary.
Whilst those that contribute to akkoma try their best, with this level of influx it may not always be possible for us to get back to you immediately, sorry about that!
I guess that’s as good a segue as ever into
This month, the biggest, most influxiest thankies go out to:
email@example.com - The entire admin panel was their work! Pretty impressive honestly
firstname.lastname@example.org for the help stablilising tests! Help on the backend is super appreciated
email@example.com for the MFM autocomplete!
firstname.lastname@example.org, @email@example.com, @firstname.lastname@example.org, tcit, norm, nullobsi for various fixes all over the place, thanks for spotting them!