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Currently I am preparing a small update that will fix some bugs and bring minimal Android 8 and Mastodon 2 support to Tusky. Once this is done I will look into new features. Tell me everything you want to have in Tusky! I personally would love multi account support.

Hello Mastodon, here is @ConnyDuck, the new maintainer of Tusky :)

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I on vaguely posted about this prior, but, I haven't developed since august. I've been doing a game project and am going to be doing outside work soon and I don't see myself coming back to it.

I feel like the best move would be to hand it off to another maintainer. But also it's free to fork, of course, as the source code is open.

F-Droid didn't actually receive Tusky 1.1.4 like it should've, yet. Currently trying to get that resolved. Hopefully it'll be fine and out in a day or two.

@_redsilk_ Oh, thanks for letting me know.

Sorry it's taken so long for this release, by the way!

I let development get caught up in a few experiments and didn't make as much progress on the push notifications as I was hoping for, which led me to delay things.

@Vavassor

Tusky 1.1.4 is currently rolling out and should be available today!

It has saved drafts, tag searching, mention autocomplete, an about page, and lots of interface improvements.

Also, the notification prototype present in some of the beta releases was held off for the moment. So, this release has older-style notifications, where the app checks for them every so often.

Folks on the Google Play beta:

1.1.4-beta.5 fails all connections and is useless because of it. I didn't verify the release build properly and the build system was configured such that it didn't include vital parts of a library I had introduced.

So, I just pushed version 1.1.4-beta.6, which still has the same library but (hopefully) built as intended this time.

@Vavassor

@xurizaemon There isn't a way. Well, technically F-droid's current release uses pull notifications instead of push, but you can't switch between them.

I'm redoing the notifications currently because the old push system was always rather broken. Hopefully pull notifications won't be necessary when I'm done.

@silbaer If you go to the google play store page for tusky it should show a "Become a beta tester" section that has an "I'm in" button. If it doesn't show up, this link should also let you join: play.google.com/apps/testing/c

@lattera I'm (@Vavassor) accepting donations sort of recently through patreon.com/Vavassor or paypal.me/Vavassor.

I've been avoiding advertising here just because I don't want any confusion that those funds aren't compensating any other contributors.

@maloki There should be a "Become a beta tester" section on the store page now near the bottom with an "I'm in" button.

If there isn't, I think you can also join on this page play.google.com/apps/testing/c although the wording there makes it sound like a closed beta.

Starting an open beta on Google Play beginning now with version 1.1.4-beta.1.

Beta versions will also be available in .apk form at tusky.keylesspalace.com

Testing a new possible push notifications system is the particular goal at the moment. But I'll be keeping the beta program open from now on. So feel free to join/leave if ever you want to check out in-progress versions.

@roach Oh, that's probably the same issue that some users ran into the update before last? Clearing app data or reinstalling should fix it.

Starting a Roadmap at this page: github.com/Vavassor/Tusky/proj

Not much there yet, but going forward it'll show generally the progress of features and changes planned for release.

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Note: this version uses a separate notification system from the version on google play and amazon. It checks for notifications on a set interval, which unfortunately is not so immediate and can diminish battery life.

The reason it was taken off F-Droid in the first place was because of the closed-source tech that was used for push notifications. So this is also why there's this difference in the replacement system.

Other than that, the versions are identical.

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Tusky is finally back in the main F-Droid repository! f-droid.org/repository/browse/

You can just as well search for "Tusky" in the F-Droid app to find it.

That notifications in general are not working well is the next major thing I'm (@Vavassor) focusing on, by the way.

I'd like to find a system that's consistent and also FOSS, so F-Droid can use the same notification system. I have some promising leads, but things are a bit up in the air still.

Note: this version uses a separate notification system from the version on google play and amazon. It checks for notifications on a set interval, which unfortunately is not so immediate and can diminish battery life.

The reason it was taken off F-Droid in the first place was because of the closed-source tech that was used for push notifications. So this is also why there's this difference in the replacement system.

Other than that, the versions are identical.

Tusky is finally back in the main F-Droid repository! f-droid.org/repository/browse/

You can just as well search for "Tusky" in the F-Droid app to find it.