Fellas... I can't believe it works... I created a DigitalOcean snapshot where you get asked a few things on first boot, and it gives you a working Mastodon installation, with SSL and everything. Holy shit
@Gargron THE FUTURE IS NOW!
@Gargron Great now you can convert my DO droplet to the fancy snazzy one... plz.
@Gargron I look forward to trying this out.
@Gargron Thank you for putting in the work for submitting it. I'd love to run it there.
@Gargron Too bad that it would work only on Digital Ocean.
An Omnibus package would still be nice.
Deploying an instance is almost to the actionable part of my to-do list.
✅ Virtual host acquired
✅ Domain name registered
⭕️ Server configured
⭕️ Mastodon requirements installed
⭕️ Mastodon installed
⭕️ Mastodon configured
⭕️ Instance advertised
🤞🏼Same topic minded users signup/engage
@Gargron dunno what DigitalOcean is, but nice!
imho you get to take a couple days off for that, you're probably gonna need a little rest before people start installing it and probably breaking it in all kinds of fascinating new ways.
@gargron That's rad as hell! Do you know what the minimum tier a single user instance would run at?
@violet $5. The assets are already pre-compiled when you boot the image. However for when you have to run assets:precompile after an upgrade, I have pre-configured some swap.
@gargron that's better than I expected. For some reason I thought there were heavier requirements
@Gargron what size droplets would it need?
@Gargron Very cool! I've run my instance at DigitalOcean for a few months now (US$10 tier I believe), and it's been rock solid. Love their platform.
@gargron Awesome! I'll give it a spin at some point when I'm setting up an instance for myself.
@Gargron What's with the upgrades?
@Gargron It'll be a boon for AP-capable client and server development.
@Gargron great stuff! Any chance we'll see an official docker image anytime soon?
@Antanicus tootsuite/mastodon has existed in Docker hub for years, or what do you mean?
@Gargron wasn't aware of it, thanks for pointing it out to me!
@Gargron did you pick up a sweet domain name?
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