We have released v0.8.0!

Some highlights:

- Better federation support
- Mobile UI updates
- Faster timelines
- Lightbox full screen previews
- Cleaner carousels
- Help Center updates
- New landing page
- Improved APIs to support mobile apps like @tom79

and more!


Is the pixelfed support live? I got an error when entering a pixelfed hostname.



@jaz for your next challenge...a Welsh instance of pixelfed 😉😄

@davidoclubb @pixelfed @tom79 it's in the larger plan, I'm considering pixelfed next then maybe friendica or similar.

@pixelfed i hope it federates with pleroma now 🤔

@pixelfed Would be great if you could make the like, comment, and share icons a bit smaller. Maybe we can hide the top bar with the search field while scrolling down? Keep up the great work!

@pixelfed @tom79 Suggestion: shorten links to one singel line. Long links waste plenty of space ...

@trwnh Yes, it is there now... but I think install instructions are gone?

@penartur updated docs are being worked on -- pixelfed is technically still not recommended to install unless you're brave or developing on it. 0.8.0 is the first real prerelease.

the instructions are mostly similar to any other php/laravel app: composer install, php artisan and start/enable horizon. more precise setup steps coming soon!

@penartur forgot to mention there is also a dockerfile if you have experience with docker. some tiny fixes currently not merged into it (horizon doesn't start automatically), but should work after making this one change:

@trwnh I'm not a PHP developer, so all this sounds like magic words for me :) I hope that the updated docs will be there soon!

By the way, I made some detailed install instructions for Mastodon:
I'm going to write something similar for pixelfed, once I understand how to make it work...

@penartur one of the goals for 1.0 is to make installation as simple as running "composer install pixelfed" :) right now you have to install dependencies or use docker.

@trwnh I can install dependencies and can use docker. It's just right now there are no instructions on how to get pixelfed up and going with these?

I have no idea what to do with that pixelfed dockerfile. Should I just `docker build` it into some temporary directory? And then what? `docker-compose run something`? At what stage do I configure it?

Or should I just forget about it and wait for another couple of months until v1.0 is released?

@penartur officially the recommendation is to wait a month (april 17 is the target)

i'm not exactly familiar with dockerfiles but i think you can use "docker-compose up -d" in the root of your cloned git repo?

@penartur fwiw april 17 is still the target for 0.9 -- 1.0 may be around may 17, but no promises until 0.9 is released obviously! although maybe some instructions can be written up on how to install a dev instance by then...

@dansup @pixelfed Thank you for your work so far! And I mean it!

Still I'm very disappointed that federation support between Pixelfed instances is still not available. I don't understand this is not a priority, even more than federation support for other fediverse projects. Imagine that Mastodon federation first work only with Pleroma and Peertube, and later between Mastodon instances itself. Wouldn't be logical to make sure your own product can federate with itself first?

Why am I keeping saying this? It's because I have a Pixelfed ( instance that I want to open up to the public (for a while now). But it is useless without be able to see images from e.g.

@jeroenpraat @dansup @pixelfed
I totally agree, federation between instances should be top priority !
Thanks for the good work anyway @dansup

@pixelfed Congratulations! And thank you very much for your hard work. May I ask you about the status of the documentation? You mentioned earlier that it will be updated in January.

@pixelfed @tom79 I get a JS error when trying to register from landing page. When going to other register page, I get a 419 error when submitting.

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