This is to test Pherephone, the latest ActivityPub project from Write.as.
Testing out wf-cli
This is the command-line interface, now working with all WriteFreely instances.
I'm thinking we should bring our various command-line importers (e.g. the text importer and wf-migrate tool) into the main CLI. This fits in line with the file-syncing features we're going to eventually add to the CLI, and enables us to take advantage of certain shared, required features like account authentication. We could even leverage the existing CLI UI for things like choosing which collection to import posts to.
Many of the changes I make are small, quick fixes in response to users — some recent cases are #137 Prevent transliterated slugs exceeding length limit and #138 Don't consider post unpublished when title exists.
They're often quick fixes, taking no more than 10 minutes to fix. I usually deploy them on Write.as once they're done and I've verified the fix. I know the software well enough to feel confident deploying new code so quickly, but of course, there are always blind spots.
So I'm going to start making these small changes with pull requests, instead of committing directly to
develop. This puts them on the same field as everyone else, and gives everyone visibility into what's going into the codebase (remember, you can watch the GitHub repo to get these notifications, or follow @firstname.lastname@example.org in the fediverse).
This is the main reason I'd like to do it this way — to notify everyone and provide a comment period, rather than a formal code review like we do with larger features.
I'm going to leave these pull requests open for a week, and then merge if no one brings up any issues. If it turns out that the change caused some kind of regression, etc., we can fix it and reference the original pull request.
make releasein the
Now that we're growing past one core developer, we've moved #WriteFreely development off of
master. As I mentioned on Mastodon:
Things are validated. Now all core development is done on feature branches off of
develop, with code review before merging. (So, more validated than the
masterbranch used to be.)
Of course, there may be some larger features that get added over several pull requests (thus might need fixes / changes), but in general we're trying to avoid that.