#AndStatus v.57.00 Beta published. "Animated images and Video preview. User's preferred screen orientation".
Download from: https://github.com/andstatus/andstatus/issues/456

1. For Android 9+ only: Animations of animated images are shown by default. Both in attachments and in avatars. GIF and WebP are supported. Settings -> Appearance -> "Show image animations" option allows to turn this behavior off. It appears that currently only ActivityPub and Pump.io networks (i.e. server parts of them) support WebP and keep GIFs as is. Other servers simply reject WebP and convert GIFs to video... https://github.com/andstatus/andstatus/issues/330

2. Animated images and video on Twitter are shown as preview image with a "Play" button on it. This is the same behavior as for other social networks.

3. "Play" button on a video preview image is moved to the bottom corner to allow better view of the image.

4. Screen orientation is not "unspecified", as before, but is set to "The user's current preferred orientation", set by a User for the whole Android device. In particular, this allows to use landscape mode on smartphones (and not on tablets only, as before).


#マストドン #Tootdon #Tootle #subwaytooter #tooter #twidere #Pawoo #MastoPane #tusky #11t #AndStatus #Mastobone #Stegodon #Amaroq #Stella

#howto use the #fediverse with nearly no internet connection with #AndStatus:
Choose in the settings:
- to not fetch images
- to not fetch avatars
- increase the time of sync
Now next time you got internet connection, even if shitty as ~1kbs you can let AndStatus sync.
Also no problem if internet connection is just accessible for some minutes.
Messages get stored offline. You can read, fav., boost, and reply to them any given time. Once you've got internet again even you're replies will be sync.

@AndStatus@mastodon.social I still don't see any "Follow requests" but at least I could Remote follow you from this Pleroma site ( https://queer.hacktivis.me/AndStatus )

PS: Sending from this account via #ActivityPub #C2S using #AndStatus app.

v.56.09 (326) released. "Show numbers of likes, replies and reblogs for a Note
1. Show numbers of likes, replies and reblogs for Mastodon; likes and retweets for Twitter. Added similar to , hope the same counters will be supported there also.
2. Added Actors's name ("Real name") as a separate field to Actor's profile. Created landscape layout for Actor's profile.

v.56.06 released with
1. Simplified nterface to add new account in .
You don't need to add "Social network" separately. Just type (host of) instance and proceed to Log in.

2. Fixed "App language" switch. Many translation updates.

3. Fixed Conversation view in .


v.56.01 released. "Avatars and attachments syncing performance improved".

Since its creation years ago AndStatus used only one background process (thread) to post and to download information from the Internet. Images downloads were considered low priority tasks, so avatars and attachments appeared noticeably later than text of a timeline, especially when multiple timelines and ...
Full text: loadaverage.org/notice/1914707

@AndStatus I "Remote followed" this account today from mastodon.social, now I see "Awaiting approval" at the mastodon.social site, but I don't see any Follow approval requests anywhere (and I don't have any follow restrictions at queer.hacktivis.me... I think)

Where is my Follow request?

@yarmo socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/

The spec hasn't been updated because the working group was disbanded, iirc, and the test suite's down because it's poor enough that its maintainer doesn't feel it's worth the effort to get it back up and running again.

But I don't think these things mean it's dead.

@strypey Yes, really, about three years ago I dropped support of Android v. before v.7.0 in #AndStatus in order to be able to use Java 8 features (and to help me practicing as a professional developer...)
Since that time lots of improvements were done, including today :-)

See the changelog andstatus.org/changelog.html

... 4. More convenience for developers. Logging of network level messages (including response headers) improved. Even file names with responses are much clearer now, e.g. 2020-04-25-03-34-51-663_social.tulsa.ok.us-oauth_register_client_response.json or 2020-04-25-03-35-02-235_mastodon.technology-get_actor_response.json (real names from my log). Remember that logs are stored for 10 days and can be optionally included in a Backup!

Server developers, please use AndStatus as your testing client!

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... But prepare to see empty Home timeline and to be read-only there for now. Switch to "Sent" timeline and see your Actor's posts, see other actors and their posts similarly...
These new Mastodon improvements make me very optimistic about the future of ActivityPub in client apps across all server platforms.

3. Some important fixes, including more Avatars and Images will be shown.


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... 2. Mastodon (not AndStatus!) doesn't give you enough features to switch client connection to ActivityPub simply because Home timeline and posting via ActivityPub connection is not supported yet (corresponding pages give 404 Not found error).
But you can see our own posts on Mastodon servers and navigate to other Actors and their post via them (you can see profiles of other Actors and see their posts...). You can even play with Mastodon as an "ActivityPub" type network in AndStatus today!

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AndStatus v.55.01 Beta with "ActivityPub Client to Server improvements".
Download from: github.com/andstatus/andstatus

1. This release was focused on supporting new and improved features that appeared both in and, surprisingly, in also. You can really start experimenting with ActivityPub social network type if you have an account at Pleroma site with latest v.2.x Pleroma builds...
Full text is here: loadaverage.org/notice/1910766

#AndStatus v.54.00 released with notes explicitly marked as Public, to Followers or Private. Corresponding checkboxes added to the Note Editor. And this works for Mastodon, ActivityPub and Pump.io Social networks. Private Notes are not a special kind of posts, they are just sent to explicitly mentioned recipients only.

Support of open ActivityPub Client-to-Server protocol extended. As we see now, not only #Pleroma supports this protocol: #Mastodon sites also started to respond to some #ActivityPub #C2S requests properly...

Discovered and fixed an old bug that sometimes prevented downloading of avatars and images ("location" header was not recognized).

Download: https://github.com/andstatus/andstatus/issues/456

@AndStatus Thank you for fixing the scope problems. Still running into minor issues like replying to all mentioned actors adds meta actors automatically, and it's not always clear what the scope of a viewed post is, but it's definitely a huge leap forward.

@diogo@loadaverage.org Thank you for your explanation. Now I really see a page on the loadaverage site that tells its server version. And #AndStatus still successfully connects to the server (I'm writing to you using it).
This means that the authentication problem that I reported is caused by a configuration of a concrete server, and not by the latest version of #GnuSocial :-)

Using a chance to talk with you, I hope that you will find time for Client-to-Server #ActivityPub API also. I'm extending support of that API in AndStatus, and already see that not only #Pleroma, but even some #Mastodon sites begin to implement some parts of the API, allowing a Client app to request information directly from its sources, without a need to duplicate it. E.g. Notes by an Actor may be requested from the Actor's profile (from the Actor's outbox) at his site, and not from the server, at which the User of the Client app has an account...

@colegota@gnusocial.villanos.net @xrevan86@loadaverage.org
URL: https://loadaverage.org/notice/19063346

Note on current implementation of #ActivityPub #C2S (Client to Server) protocol in #AndStatus 

Minimal "client to server" #ActivityPub implementation is available. It is tested at https://pleroma.site (and at other Pleroma instances also!) and can:
* read timelines, including notes with attached images;
* post notes, including attached images.

Latest #AndStatus version is here: https://github.com/andstatus/andstatus/issues/456

A couple good apps to try, both available on @fdroidorg right now:

@AndStatus - Fantastic offline support, though somewhat limited on offline support.

@fedilab - Very fully featured and well polished app, great for folks with reliable data coming from other networks

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