Hey hey Synapse 1.9.0 is here, includes lots of improvements to the admin apis. Check it out. https://matrix.org/blog/2020/01/23/synapse-1-9-0-released/
Wrote a whole thing on the bird site on the state of #a11y and #gtk. Not going to paste it here, so here's a link: https://twitter.com/ebassi/status/1220067197655113734
Calling all intrepid synapse admins: the first release candidate for 1.9 is upon us. Contains more prep for E2E cross-signing, new admin APIs, and various bug fixes - please test! https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse/releases/tag/v1.9.0rc1
#FOSDEM is only 2 weeks away!! We have three talks this year, all on Sunday: Crossing the Bifröst (https://fosdem.org/2020/schedule/event/matrix_bridge/), P2P Matrix (https://fosdem.org/2020/schedule/event/dip_p2p_matrix/) + Making & Breaking E2EE (https://fosdem.org/2020/interviews/matthew-hodgson/) on K building main-stage at 4pm: please come (even tho it’s late!)
I wrote a post about decentralized social networks, comparing federated and peer-to-peer protocols through Mastodon, Matrix, ssb, and Aether.
i set up arch in a VM so i'd have a good reference for a11y devel, but i hit so many snags on the way in the arch docs, MATE's UI, makepkg not working, and found one reproducible speakup bug that i'm going to have to fix and one orca bug that i'm not sure is fixed upstream or not. also the arch linux package for espeak is trash
oh well, that how software be
Skype, Cortana, security
"A Microsoft programme to transcribe and vet audio from Skype and Cortana, its voice assistant, ran for years with “no security measures”, according to a former contractor.
“I had access to all of this from my home with a simple username and password. I could then hypothetically share this login with anyone. I heard all kinds of unusual conversations...”"
I've just released Converse.js version 6.0.0.
The biggest change is support for storing data (e.g. messages) in IndexedDB which has no size restrictions. It's not yet the default store, but will be eventually.
This Week in Matrix is out now https://matrix.org/blog/2020/01/10/this-week-in-matrix-2020-01-10/ get the latest news from #Matrix, the #decentralised platform. This week Matrix Live is a series of chats to get project news from lots of people! #twim
Roll up roll up, Synapse 1.8.0 is here, with bug fixes galore, check it out. https://matrix.org/blog/2020/01/09/synapse-1-8-0-released/
What's new for accessibility in Gutenberg 7.2: https://marcozehe.de/2020/01/09/whats-new-for-accessibility-in-gutenberg-7-2/
One of my side-projects is an alternative #FDroid client resurrecting the classic UI from before the 1.0 release.
Here's the list of things still to be fixed before an initial release: https://gitlab.com/Bubu/fdroidclassic/issues/1
One of the missing pieces is a proper icon which should resemble a retro/lo-fi version of the F-Droid robot. Anyone up for giving this a go?
I'm not a designer, so if nobody steps up the icon will be replaced by programmer art before release :D.
Well, would you look at that, a new Synapse release candidate for you. v1.8.0rc1 contains bugs fixes to improve search and e2e performance. Check it out if you would like to help us test. https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse/releases/tag/v1.8.0rc1
@PW_edu@twitter.com @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org Before the meetup check out why @email@example.com likes #Matrixdotorg so much: https://sidnet.info/blog/2019/03/from-tadzik-sidnet-to-matrix-sos-childrens-villages/
I sneaked a tiny change into the next #FDroid app release (1.8). App-details will now also display the summary text.
While it's a tiny trivial change, I'm hoping it'll make the app way more usefull. Because often summaries are the only translated text we've got. Also search results sometimes only show the first few words of a summary. Now it's becoming easy to find closure. Last but not least this will make the app and webiste more consistent.
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Spent a few minute to finally set up my website with Brid.gy so that it’s now pulling responses back from Mastodon. It’s so nice to see all the interactions that were once “lost” to me coming back to live with their proper contexts on my website.
For those looking to tinker with their websites as it relates to interacting with Mastodon, the IndieWeb has a reasonable number of potential options in addition to your ability to roll your own.
Mastodon je sociálna sieť založená na otvorených webových protokoloch a na slobodnom softvéri. Je decentralizovaná, podobne ako email.