AndStatus@Identi.ca andstatus@identi.ca

Moscow, Russia

Open Source community based project, creating AndStatus social networking client for Android, which supports Pump.io, GNU Social, Mastodon, Twitter... Homepage: http://andstatus.org GitHub home: https://github.com/andstatus/andstatus

  • #AndStatus v.57.00 Beta published. "Animated images and Video preview. User's preferred screen orientation"

    2020-06-20T08:55:48Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Download #AndStatus from: https://github.com/andstatus/andstatus/issues/456

    1. For Android 9+ only: Animations of animated images are shown by default. Both in attachments and in avatars. GIF and WebP are supported. Settings -> Appearance -> "Show image animations" option allows to turn this behavior off. It appears that currently only ActivityPub and Pump.io networks (i.e. server parts of them) support WebP and keep GIFs as is. Other servers simply reject WebP and convert GIFs to video... https://github.com/andstatus/andstatus/issues/330

    2. Animated images and video on Twitter are shown as preview image with a "Play" button on it. This is the same behavior as for other social networks.

    3. "Play" button on a video preview image is moved to the bottom corner to allow better view of the image.

    4. Screen orientation is not "unspecified", as before, but is set to "The user's current preferred orientation", set by a User for the whole Android device. In particular, this allows to use landscape mode on smartphones (and not on tablets only, as before).

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    As of today, #AndStatus v.57.03 is available both in Google Play and in #F-Droid
    @andstatus@identi.ca

    AndStatus project at Datamost at 2020-07-04T05:04:18Z

  • 2020-06-18T20:05:02Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Testing animated GIF via Pump.io
  • Note - #AndStatus v.56.09 (326) released. "Show numbers of likes, replies and reblogs…

    2020-05-24T08:14:01Z via AndStatus To: Public

    #AndStatus v.56.09 (326) released. "Show numbers of likes, replies and reblogs for a Note
    1. Show numbers of likes, replies and reblogs for Mastodon; likes and retweets for Twitter. Added similar to #ActivityPub #C2S, hope the same counters will be supported there also.
    2. Added Actors's name ("Real name") as a separate field to Actor's profile. Created landscape layout for Actor's profile.
    https://github.com/andstatus/andstatus/issues/456

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  • #AndStatus v.56.01 released. "Avatars and attachments syncing performance improved"

    2020-05-11T17:07:44Z via AndStatus To: Public, a(n) person

    #AndStatus v.56.01 released. "Avatars and attachments syncing performance improved".
    Download from: https://github.com/andstatus/andstatus/issues/456

    Since its creation years ago AndStatus used only one background process (thread) to post and to download information from the Internet. Images downloads were considered low priority tasks, so avatars and attachments appeared noticeably later than text of a timeline, especially when multiple timelines and accounts were synced one after one.
    With this release a separate process is responsible for images downloading, so overall syncing performance improvement should be visible.
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    andstatus@loadaverage.org
    URL: https://loadaverage.org/notice/19147071

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  • AndStatus v.55.01 Beta with "ActivityPub Client to Server improvements"

    2020-04-26T11:13:56Z via AndStatus To: Public, a(n) person

    AndStatus v.55.01 Beta with "ActivityPub Client to Server improvements".
    Download from: https://github.com/andstatus/andstatus/issues/456

    1. This release was focused on supporting new and improved #ActivityPub features that appeared both in #Pleroma and, surprisingly, in #Mastodon also. You can really start experimenting with ActivityPub social network type if you have an account at Pleroma site with latest v.2.x Pleroma builds... Posting with image attachments works.

    2. Mastodon (not AndStatus!) doesn't give you enough features to switch client connection to ActivityPub simply because Home timeline and posting via ActivityPub connection is not supported yet (corresponding pages give 404 Not found error).
    But you can see our own posts on Mastodon servers and navigate to other Actors and their post via them (you can see profiles of other Actors and see their posts...). You can even play with Mastodon as an "ActivityPub" type Social network in AndStatus today! But prepare to see empty Home timeline and to be read-only there for now. Switch to "Sent" timeline and see your Actor's posts, see other actors and their posts similarly...
    These new Mastodon improvements make me very optimistic about the future of ActivityPub in client apps across all server platforms.

    3. Some important fixes, including more Avatars and Images will be shown.

    4. More convenience for developers. Logging of network level messages (including response headers) improved. Even file names with responses are much clearer now, e.g. 2020-04-25-03-34-51-663_social.tulsa.ok.us-oauth_register_client_response.json or 2020-04-25-03-35-02-235_mastodon.technology-get_actor_response.json (real names from my log). Remember that logs are stored for 10 days and can be optionally included in a Backup!

    Server developers, please use AndStatus as your testing client! https://loadaverage.org/attachment/5911794
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    andstatus@loadaverage.org
    URL: https://loadaverage.org/notice/19107669

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  • Note - I made the simplest implementation of #ActivityPub C2S protocol in…

    2019-02-17T15:36:05Z via AndStatus To: Public, a(n) unknown object type: andstatustemp:andstatus@loadaverage.org

    I made the simplest implementation of #ActivityPub C2S protocol in #AndStatus, allowing me to log into pleroma.site, read home timeline and get other user's info (i.e. read the Actor's profile based on his "id").
    But I've got an error response from pleroma.site server on an attempt to send a Note, so I created another bug report in pleroma issues tracker: https://git.pleroma.social/pleroma/pleroma/issues/650

    Alpha build of AndStatus is attached to this comment: https://github.com/andstatus/andstatus/issues/499#issue-389014088 , source code is available in the repository. https://loadaverage.org/attachment/5020018
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    andstatus@loadaverage.org
    URL: https://loadaverage.org/notice/15600821

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  • 2018-08-16T17:37:51Z via AndStatus To: Public

    #AndStatus needs good and useful reviews. Could you help?
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.andstatus.app

  • #AndStatus v.41.01 "Search by a part of a word. Avatars fixed" released

    2018-07-23T16:00:55Z via AndStatus To: Public

    #AndStatus v.41.01 "Search by a part of a word. Avatars fixed" is released, see https://github.com/andstatus/andstatus/issues/456
    What's new:
    1. Search works for a note's name (title) and a content. You have to launch "AndStatus Settings -> Storage -> Check and fix data" once to rebuild search index in existing local cache.
    2. Added Search and filtering by a part of a word. Now you can type e.g. contains:other to match "other" and "mother" or you can search for contains://andstatus.org/ to filter posts, which contain links in "andstatus.org" domain.
    3. Added (the 6th) option to show a User in timeline as "Real name @webFingerId"
    4. Fixed avatars not showing problem (downloading / reloading and purging). https://loadaverage.org/attachment/4449989
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    andstatus@loadaverage.org
    URL: https://loadaverage.org/notice/13423851

  • #AndStatus v.39.00 "User's profile at the top of their timeline" is released

    2018-05-30T19:42:03Z via AndStatus To: Public

    #AndStatus v.39.00 "User's profile at the top of their timeline" is released, see https://github.com/andstatus/andstatus/issues/456
    What's new:
    1. User's profile is shown at the top of their timelines: "Sent" (Notes by "someuser@somedomain"). For "my accounts" only: in "Favorites", "Friends" and "Followers" timelines also. Lists of user's friends and followers are available via the profile's context menu.
    2. Switching between accounts made more like in other Android applications, with avatars of current and two previously selected accounts in the Navigation drawer (like e.g. in GMail app). Clicking on current account's avatar opens their "Sent" timeline with the account's profile information at the top. https://loadaverage.org/attachment/4312038
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    andstatus@loadaverage.org
    URL: https://loadaverage.org/notice/12920015

  • #AndStatus v.38.02 "Video attachments and Titles for notes" is published

    2018-04-23T18:54:40Z via AndStatus To: Public

    #AndStatus v.38.02 "Video attachments and Titles for notes" is published at an Open Beta testing channel and just waits for your confirmation that it is ready for release https://github.com/andstatus/andstatus/issues/456
    What's new:
    1. Video file can be attached to a new note. A thumbnail of the video attachment is shown in a timeline. Video attachment may be viewed the same way as an image attachment.
    2. Added titles (names) for notes of Pump.io and Mastodon (where they are called "CW").
    3. Added "Public" checkbox to the Note Editor to mark a note explicitly as public or not public. Currently this option is available for Pump.io only.
    4. Click on an attached image or video opens corresponding viewer/player application.
    5. Added an option for "Collapse duplicates" that allows it to find not only adjacent duplicates ("distance" = 1), but also duplicates, separated by other notes: Timeline -> "Maximum distance between duplicates" which defaults to "5" now. Setting it to 0 disables the "Collapse duplicates" feature.
    6. Fixed: All users, mentioned as @username in a text of an incoming note, are identified and used in Notifications. Multiple note recipients are supported for Pump.io.
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    andstatus@loadaverage.org
    URL: https://loadaverage.org/notice/12480477

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  • Showing correct recipient in "in reply to"

    2018-04-20T05:34:10Z via AndStatus To: Public, AJ Jordan, Yuri Volkov, Some tester 131, Evan Prodromou, JanKusanagi

    @jankusanagi@datamost.com I looked carefully at that screenshot and didn't notice an error. Where do you think the wrong "in reply to" is?
    Please note that a number in parenthesis to the right of "in reply to..." shows note's number in the conversation, to which this note is a reply.

    I didn't mean anything visible in the image, I meant the "inReplyTo" field in the JSON data must be wrong, because you're producing activities such as "updated an image in reply to a comment", where "an image" is a link to the image post (as it should be), but "a comment" is not a link to anything (BUT it should be).


    Just go to https://identi.ca/andstatus right now and look at your Meanwhile feed; you'll see several of those. This probably comes from the fact that you're replying to things with "image" objects, NOT with "comment" objects, and that's not supported, so bad things happen.

    JanKusanagi at 2018-04-20T12:26:02Z

  • 2018-04-19T15:36:25Z via AndStatus To: Public, AJ Jordan, Yuri Volkov, Some tester 131, Evan Prodromou

    @evan@identi.ca I got that a reply to non-private note becomes in Pump.io non-private automatically, even if there is only one concrete recipient.
    But I succeeded to post privately via #AndStatus just sending a note (not a reply) and mentioning a recipient in text.

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    Just so you know, your image in reply to a comment doesn't properly identify the object to which it's replying ("inReplyTo").

    JanKusanagi at 2018-04-19T16:48:11Z

    *sigh*

    It's hard to reply to your comments that reply to "nothing"...


    “I looked carefully at that screenshot and didn't notice an error. Where do you think the wrong "in reply to" is? Please note that a number in parenthesis to the right of "in reply to..." shows note's number in the conversation, to which this note is a reply. ”

    I didn't mean anything visible in the image, I meant the "inReplyTo" field in the JSON data must be wrong, because you're producing activities such as "updated an image in reply to a comment", where "an image" is a link to the image post (as it should be), but "a comment" is not a link to anything (BUT it should be).


    Just go to https://identi.ca/andstatus right now and look at your Meanwhile feed; you'll see several of those. This probably comes from the fact that you're replying to things with "image" objects, NOT with "comment" objects, and that's not supported, so bad things happen.

    JanKusanagi at 2018-04-20T12:23:39Z

  • Video attachments at Pump.io via AndStatus

    2018-04-14T14:31:29Z via AndStatus To: Public, AndStatus@Identi.ca

    It works!
    I could send a note with a short video from one device via #AndStatus, and I successfully received it on another :-)

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  • Testing video attachment, attempt 2

    2018-04-14T14:21:01Z via AndStatus To: Public

    18 years ago... One second video attached.

  • 2018-04-12T04:00:40Z via AndStatus To: Public, JanKusanagi

    @jankusanagi@datamost.com I did one test in each type of social networks (API), and I see that posting to Pump.io fails with an error that causes retries from the client side :-)
    Thank you for noticing, I stopped that retries (would be 10 in total...)
    BTW, does that post with video looks OK from your side?

    clacke@libranet.de ❌ likes this.

    Yes, the video posts look OK, except for there being like 6 versions of the original one xD


    Poor server...

    JanKusanagi at 2018-04-12T09:43:53Z

    » AndStatus@Identi.ca:

    “@jankusanagi@datamost.com I noticed the same server deficiency for GNU Social also.
    This is an effect of the "guaranteed message delivery" from #AndStatus side and "duplication problem ignorance" from the Server side.
    I hope pump.io will fix this some day @alex@pump.strugee.net ?!
    The long story about duplicated posts, caused by communication problems, is here:
    https://github.com/andstatus/andstatus/issues/83”

    Funny, Dianara and other clietns have no such problems.


    The server very clearly replies HTTP 200, or otherwise, whatever error applies. Simple as that.


    I find it hard to believe that AndStatus posted 6 or 7 posts correctly, and the server failed to reply "OK, success" every single time.


    Plus, the reply has a lot of valuable information about the post that has just been created, beyond the "ok, received correctly".

    JanKusanagi at 2018-04-12T18:28:00Z

    » AndStatus@Identi.ca:

    “[...] In any case a server should not unintelligently deliver the same content to the same audience... [...]”

    Why not? What if I happen to want to post the same thing once a day?


    So, the server is "unintelligent" accepting the same post every hour, but AndStatus is not idiotic posting the same thing over and over in a loop, even though the server replied "OK, GOT IT, THXBAI", right?

    JanKusanagi at 2018-04-13T12:23:57Z

  • Note - Testing Video attachments in #AndStatus

    2018-04-12T03:42:24Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Video attachment is here

  • Note - Testing Video attachments in #AndStatus

    2018-04-12T02:51:17Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Video attachment is here

    I guess you don't set plane mode or anything during the night, huh? xD

    JanKusanagi at 2018-04-12T03:06:33Z

    @Jan That's crazy talk! What if you forget to turn it off in the morning! :-)

    clacke@libranet.de ❌ at 2018-04-12T05:36:42Z

    » Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠):

    “@Jan That's crazy talk! What if you forget to turn it off in the morning! :-)”

    True, the world could IMPLODE!!!! =)

    JanKusanagi at 2018-04-12T09:40:24Z

  • Note - Testing Video attachments in #AndStatus

    2018-04-12T01:42:49Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Video attachment is here

  • Note - Testing Video attachments in #AndStatus

    2018-04-12T00:43:40Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Video attachment is here

    Yep, definitely in a loop xD

    JanKusanagi at 2018-04-12T00:45:35Z