Finally, the official 1.0 of #Flatpak is out!
With Flatpak you get desktop apps using a layered filesystem with OStree and this way provide applications in a stable way on almost every distro.
There is already a big number of applications available as flatpak. See https://flathub.org for that.
One of the most powerful features is its GTK integration which makes sure your flatpaks use your system's GTK themes :)
Have a lot of fun!
Hello world! Microsoft is now on Mastodon and horny.
A street artist has been improving Facebook billboards across London.
Useful keyboard shortcuts for the web client that aren't documented in the panel yet, courtesy of @Gargron:
gb -> blocked accounts
gd -> direct messages
gf -> favourites,
gh -> home,
gl -> local timeline,
gn -> notifications,
gs -> getting started panel,
gt -> federated timeline
gm -> muted users,
gp -> pinned toots,
gu -> your profile
Did you know that you don't need to use link shorteners (bit.ly, etc.) on Mastodon? All links, no matter how long, only count for 23 characters against your 500 limit!
(And since link shorteners are bad for user experience and break the web, there's almost no good reason to use 'em! 😄)
Reading: GitLab + Flatpak – GNOME’s full flow
(And loving Flatpak so far. Now if only I can figure out how to make the app icon appear as not the default gear. Oddly, seeing the same thing with the Wire app.)
Hey new mastodon.social users! A few suggestions for better homes: Show more
- Are you a leftist? https://anticapitalist.party
- Love gameing, but hate GG? https://elekk.xyz
- Into technology? https://mastodon.technology
- Generalistic, but want a less noisy public timeline? https://octodon.social
- Cyberpunk? https://cybre.space
- Artist? https://mastodon.art
- Photographer? https://photog.social
- Mathematician? https://mathstodon.xyz
Feel free to tell me your interests for more suggestions!
The Fediverse is not an Endlager for your Tweets! Show more
Autoposts from the birdsite are problematic and may even violate your home instance's guidelines.
- short/tracking URLs
- usernames not/existing in both universes or who are different persons cause confusion
- RTs clutter local/federated timelines
- responses aren't read preventing discussion
- no use of
- content warnings (CWs) for peace of mind
- image descriptions for accessibility
- public/unlisted/followers/direct addressing
#dweb: Building a Resilient Web with #WebTorrent https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/08/dweb-building-a-resilient-web-with-webtorrent/
This hyper capitalisation of the social sphere is exactly why other #platforms feel so toxic. The fact that these platforms are run in the interests of capital and not the interests of their communities is surely clear by now.
Hey #Fediverse. When you post pictures, please please please with puppies on top fill in that description box for the visually impaired. You will be helping us out tremendously. We want to enjoy your pictures as much as others do. You don't have to write a novel, but just fill in some details.
Thanks with much love:
A Blind Dude
#ActivityPub support is now available to everyone! 🎉 🎊
Write.as blogs don't federate by default, so to enable it you can either sign up with our new page: https://write.as/new/blog/federated, or if you're already on Write.as, go to your blog's Customize page and click "Enable federation"
Note this also includes support for custom domains. So if your domain is hosted with us, you can now choose your handle when you enable federation and your blog will be accessible in the fediverse!
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