Matt's Dev Log

Okay real last one — this time, WF mentions:

@devlog@matt.writefreely.dev

@matt@write.as

edit: crash!

This broke before on AP implementations without a shared inbox; let's see if it works now:

@bear@pixelfed.social @baer@prismo.xyz @matt@pleroma.site

edit: no crash!

#mentions

Let's see if I (@matt@writing.exchange) get this.

#mentions

This is a test post to verify federation fixes from WriteFreely pull request #214 and #212.

After several months of work, we released #WriteFreely v0.11 today / last night. This included one last bugfix I found while testing, #205 / Fix URLs in CSV exports.

The team caught some issues with templates with during our review process before merging, but then introduced new bugs with the attempted fix that weren't caught during further review. The new bug only affected instances configured for single users (not multiple users), but if a blog had any pinned posts, all blog rendering would fail and display our silly “500” error text instead of the author's writing. In other words, this wasn't an edge case, but the software catastrophically failing for a decent subset of users.

Admittedly, this is a configuration we don't currently test super-thoroughly — but nonetheless it got merged with the rest of the intended fix.

I quietly released v0.11 around 3am Japan Standard Time, and within two hours a user upgraded their instance and encountered our newly introduced bug, filing an issue for it (#207).

The bug was easily fixed when I woke up (#209), but this incident — a large release after several months, completely botched for a subset of users — made it clear we need to change how we do things in the future.

Going forward, we'll put out a Release Candidate or two before all major or minor releases. The goal will be to get more eyes on the code we're about to send out, so that we might catch silly errors like this before putting our stamp of approval on a new release.

In the meantime, skip v0.11 and enjoy WriteFreely v0.11.1! This time, you won't regret the upgrade!

Testing out ActivityPub mentions, which should work with Mastodon now.

@matt@writing.exchange, does it?

Edit: it does! And it means any fediverse replies to this post will notify me on my Mastodon account, where we can continue the conversation.

#mentions

Just seeing if this works: @darius@friend.camp

#mentions

We're working on supporting #ActivityPub mentions in #WriteFreely now (T627). The work is in progress, and last post didn't work.

Testing to see if @matt@pleroma.site gets this.

Let's see.

Testing #ActivityPub #mentions in #WriteFreely now (T627). Apparently Mastodon doesn't honor mentions in Articles (they only work with Notes — we've opened #12129 to fix this), so @matt@writing.exchange won't work. But Pleroma does honor them, so @matt@pleroma.site should work just fine.

Let's see.

This is to test Pherephone, the latest ActivityPub project from Write.as.