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All going well, I will be starting the upgrade to v2.5.0 for all Masto.host hosted instances in a couple of minutes.

This release will take longer than usual to upgrade, so I can't say how long it will take until your instance is updated. If I believe it will take a long time, I will post information about it.

The upgrade should cause less than a 1 minute backup.

You can read about what changes here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Pretty cool stuff coming :)

As expected the upgrade to v2.5.0 is taking a long time and I am running it one server at a time to avoid overloading the database servers.

First server is updated and it took 1:30h. Now, 10 more to go :|

Hopefully I will manage to upgrade everyone in shared hosting today (can't promise) but by tomorrow at this time I am 99% sure that everyone will be running 2.5.0, if no issues arise.

Any questions or if nothing something strange after the upgrade, let me know. Thanks

And it's done!

Every instance hosted by Masto.host is now running v2.5.0 😓

Can't wait to see what you guys come up with, now that you have custom CSS available.

Hope you have fun 🐘 and do let me know if you run into any issues.

@mastohost what’s the story with relay servers, will you be offering this?

@Supes All standard features of the official Mastodon release will be available. Federation relays will be an admin setting that can be turned on or off and you can choose the Relay server you want.
Yep, all of that will be available :)

@mastohost I’m very excited about this release 🎉 (thanks for getting on the update so quickly)

@rmlewisuk I am very excited too but I feel like this migration is going to take days :|

I will post about it when I have more specific information

@floppy a lot of database changes but it's a pretty great update :)

@Vetra a bit more than that :)

11 servers with several instances per server

@mastohost Oof, I was kinda surprised for a moment xD

How many instances approximately? I'm curious :3

@Vetra I would make more money working for someone else but I have way more fun :)

@mastohost yay! Thank you.

Do you know if the "...this week" stats on the dashboard are last 7 days, or a calendar week?

@alexhillman by looking at the code github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

I would say it is the calendar week.

I have zero knowledge of Ruby but a Google search returned this for 'cweek': apidock.com/ruby/Date/cweek

Let's say there is a high change I am right :) but probably you should check with someone else if you really want to be sure.

@Tyrent :) if you come up with something, send it over would love to see.

@mastohost
I'm probably missing something simple here. I can't find the documentation on how the custom CSS works in 2.5. Can someone please point me in the right direction?

@Nick can’t you find the custom CSS field in Administration->Site Settings?

You just add your CSS there and press save. That’s all there is to it. Is there something specific you are struggling with?

@mastohost yeah I put some generic css code in there, hit save changes and nothing seems to change on the site. I'm probably missing something simple.

@Nick well, you cannot use random CSS code :)

You need look at the code (with inspect element or something) and follow the CSS hierarchy.

Eg:
body{background:pink;}

will do nothing. While:

.ui{background:pink;}

will change the background of the app but that is because the .ui class goes over the body CSS.

@mastohost ah gotcha, I'll have a play about with it and see what I come up with. Thanks. 👍

@mastohost Thank you for keeping up to date with releases!

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