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As an example closer to home (and more relevant to the Linux packaging debate), a lot of Mastodon instances are potentially going to have index corruption when glibc updates. Server admins will have to pay close attention during their next `sudo apt-get update` and make sure to reindex Postgres right afterwards, or else hashtag links might be broken. docs.joinmastodon.org/admin/tr

I would much prefer Postgres to just bundle/static-link glibc, but I guess that's not how they do things.

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As a software developer, it's unlikely your CI is testing every possible environment. Nor should you be expected to test the combinatorial explosion of every OS/browser/bundler/framework/other factors that could affect compatibility.

That's why I really like GitHub's approach with Dependabot. It opens a PR to update a dependency, and shows you *what percentage of all repos had broken CI tests due to this update*. This spreads out the CI testing cost. It's brilliant. dependabot.com/

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#Smithereen update. Groups are more-or-less done, as a proof of concept. They should federate in theory, but I haven't tested any of it yet because I'm too lazy to set up a second internet-facing instance and Mastodon isn't very much compatible with what I'm doing here.

That said, there's still a lot of work ahead. Admin/moderator features, public admin list, events, invitations...

#activitypub @activitypub

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#fediverse #activitypub

anyone with a clue of #federated alternatives for stuff like
academia.edu
???

Mammut (github.com/jamiesanson/Mammut) is a new Android client. The interface is pretty good, the notifications support are not ready yet.

Subway Tooter (github.com/tateisu/SubwayToote) is one of more feature rich clients for Android, but the interface don't follow Twitter's paradigm so most people say it's "hard to use".

Fedi (fediapp.com/) is a Mastodon/Pleroma client and have a very beautiful but incomplete interface.

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