JanKusanagi jankusanagi@identi.ca

Between Jabberia and the Pumpiverse!

Mageia GNU/Linux + KDE Plasma user. I also use Debian GNU/Linux and Archlinux. Jabber/XMPP chatter, Pumper, C/C++/Qt coder. Developer of the Dianara pump.io client. Pump.io User Guide: https://github.com/e14n/pump.io/wiki/User-Guide Users by language: https://github.com/e14n/pump.io/wiki/Users-by-language Some tips: http://communicationfreedom.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/pump-io-tips/ And if your Pump.io server is identi.ca, check this out: https://identi.ca/jankusanagi/note/IpfiW7kBQYuXt6H7odMzQQ

  • Tea...

    2015-05-21T22:16:23Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    ... in all its glory, in the classiest cup, spam included!


    xD

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  • May 19th - Open Discussion Day

    2015-05-14T13:29:10Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    “Since 2006, on May 19th, we celebrate the Open Discussion Day, a day to promote open communication systems and protocols.

    Imagine an internet where it is only possible to send emails to people who used the same email provider as you, or only view websites that are hosted on your internet provider's servers. Naturally, these barriers go against the principles of the internet, and thankfully those days are long gone. Well… nearly.

    Many people still rely on instant messaging and other networks which lock them in, and prevent them from chatting with their friends on other networks (except where certain “business deals” are made). This is against the spirit of freedom of choice, and works in favor of the network providers, not you, the user.

    So imagine an IM network where you are able to choose where you want your account, and who your contacts are. You are in control, and you can even run your own server if you want to!

    Thankfully such networks exist, they are free to use, and they don't restrict you to one provider or one client. XMPP (formerly named Jabber) is an example of a popular open network and protocol.

    Here you can learn why it's important to use open systems. You can also read about how Jabber/XMPP works and how to use it.”


    http://opendiscussionday.org/ 



    This is a good day to avoid using closed systems such as WhatsApp or Skype, tell your friends why, and use only libre/federated systems. Even if it's just for the day.


    And if you're interested, we have a jabber/XMPP room for pump.io at pump.io@muc.jappix.com, and a general spanish language free-networks-related room at redeslibres@salas.mijabber.es ;)

    And this is all year long!

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    But apparently a good day to use Facebook.

    Mike Linksvayer at 2015-05-14T16:02:21Z

    Today's the day: happy Open Discussion Day =)

    JanKusanagi at 2015-05-19T11:51:53Z

    @jankusanagi@identi.ca I'd like to add SIP/SIMPLE/SRTP/ZRTP and Mumble/Murmur to the list.

    Freemor at 2015-05-19T14:01:11Z

  • Dianara v1.3.0 is out!!

    2015-05-01T21:08:19Z via Dianara To: Public , XRevan86 , Filipe Saraiva , Mònica , gregor herrmann CC: Followers

    Hi there, pumpers!


    As planned, here's the latest in Dianara-land, v1.3.0.



    The main change since v1.2.5 has been the refactoring of the way the timelines are handled, which makes updates much faster and the interface a lot smoother. The number of unread posts is not reset on each update anymore. If you get more new posts than what you have configured to show in one page, you’ll be notified of how many more posts are pending to be received in the next update. The posts opened from the Meanwhile feed via the “+” button will now be able to load the comments much more often.

    Other smaller enhancements are a few new options in the Configuration dialog, such as the options to highlight comments made by you, or comments made by the author of a post and to choose the size of avatars, or more obvious “frames” for shared posts.

    There’s also an option to hide duplicated posts; that is, posts which were already visible in the timeline will not be shown again when someone shares them.

    One new feature that is not visible is nickname completion, a.k.a. “mentioning”. If you type ‘@‘ while composing a post, you’ll get a list of the people you follow. You can then type the first characters of a name and use the arrows and enter keys to select the contact you wish to mention. When creating a note, this will add that contact to the “To” list, which means they’ll get your post in their “direct messages” inbox. This was possible before, using the “To” and “Cc” menus, but now it’s simpler.

    Check the CHANGELOG for a more detailed list of changes.


    More at the blog: https://jancoding.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/dianara-v1-3-0-is-out/ 


    Cheers! ;)

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    You're all welcome!

    Glad you like it =)

    JanKusanagi at 2015-05-04T19:44:55Z

    Already coming into Debian Unstable, thanks to @Mònica! =)

    JanKusanagi at 2015-05-05T20:07:01Z

    Thanks to you @JanKusanagi, for being so active developing Dianara!

    Packaging it for Debian is a pleasure ;-)

    Mònica at 2015-05-06T13:56:41Z

    >> Mònica:

    “Thanks to you @JanKusanagi, for being so active developing Dianara!”

    And to you for making it easily available to people!


    I'm already working on making 1.3.0 obsolete ;)

    JanKusanagi at 2015-05-06T14:01:12Z

  • Biergarten

    2015-04-30T11:04:17Z via Dianara To: Public , Panko CC: Followers

    Hey @Panko!! Vente p'aca corriendo!! xD

    To borracho!

    Radja at 2015-04-30T13:54:10Z

    ooooooooh! Jo vull anar!!! Però... no puc :'( Este finde toca Cto. España Dardos, en Gandía (me mantendré alejado de los shores, lo juro), fiesta mexicana en la "torre" de un coleguilla, y mercado medieval justico en las puertas del curro... Fin de semana al completo, peaso puente, oiga!

    Panko at 2015-05-01T00:15:34Z

  • Mageia 5 RC is out!

    2015-04-26T21:41:30Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    It's taken longer than expected, but the Release Candidate for Mageia 5, one of the easiest-to-use GNU/linux distributions, is finally here!


    http://www.mageia.org/5/ 



    UEFI support – for real

    “Mageia’s developers have been hard at work during this release cycle to add UEFI support to our installer, while the QA contributors were thoroughly testing everything that they could on their hardware. We are now proud to announce that you can install Mageia on UEFI systems fairly easily, using either our Live media or the classical installer (except from the DualDVD which does not support UEFI).”


    Errata - Bug reports


    http://blog.mageia.org/en/2015/04/26/all-things-come-to-those-who-wait/ 

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    Mageia forever! Rox

    Etemenanki at 2015-04-26T22:32:08Z

    i have been waiting for this

    downloadgame4 at 2015-04-29T14:39:09Z

  • Testing Dianara v1.3.0-RC

    2015-04-19T17:06:37Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    I've been polishing Dianara-dev post-beta1 for a while, and now I've tagged it as RC in preparation for a release. Some broader testing would be great.


    The main change since v1.2.5 has been the refactoring of the way the timelines are handled, which makes updates much faster and the interface smoother. The number of unread posts is not reset on each update anymore. If you get more new posts than what you have configured to show in one page, you'll be notified of how many more posts are pending to be received in the next update. The posts opened from the Meanwhile feed via the "+" button will now be able to load the comments much more often.


    Other smaller enhancements are a few new options in the Configuration dialog, such as the options to highlight comments made by you, comments made by the author of a post, to choose the size of avatars, or to show more obvious "frames" in shared posts.


    There's also an option to hide duplicated posts; that is, posts which were already visible in the timeline will not be shown again when someone shares them.


    One new feature that is not visible is nickname completion, a.k.a. "mentioning". If you type '@' while composing a post, you'll get a list of the people you follow. You can then type the first characters of a name and use the arrows and enter keys to select the contact you wish to mention. When creating a note, this will add that contact to the "To" list, which means they'll get your post in their "direct messages" inbox. This was possible before, using the "To" and "Cc" menus, but now it's simpler =)


    Besides all that, the development has been moved to Gitlab.com.


    Check the current CHANGELOG for a more detailed list of changes.


    If you didn't already use the development version of Dianara and wish to try it out, you can find it here: https://gitlab.com/dianara/dianara-dev 


    The INSTALL file has instructions on how to build it and dependencies.



    As usual, feedback is welcome!

    I hope to have a final release by May 1st.


    Cheers! o/

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    i would like to try

    animeguard at 2015-04-25T06:13:02Z

    >> animeguard:

    “i would like to try”

    You're welcome to try it, links to the source are right there in the note, but you'll have to build it yourself.


    Which OS are you using?

    JanKusanagi at 2015-04-27T13:53:40Z

    im really new at these, os mean my computer os? im using windows

    animeguard at 2015-04-29T14:35:18Z

    >> animeguard:

    “im really new at these, os mean my computer os?”

    Sorry, yes, OS means operating system.


    I don't know how to build on mswindows, but @luisgf makes build for it from time to time. v1.2.3 can be downloaded from his blog.


    Hopefully he'll have builds for v1.3.0 soon after it's released =)

    JanKusanagi at 2015-04-29T14:49:44Z

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  • Plasma 5.3 Beta Improves Power Management and Adds Media Centre Preview

    2015-04-14T12:23:44Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    “Tuesday, 14 April 2015. Today KDE releases a beta release of Plasma 5, versioned 5.2.95.”


    Some highlights


    Battery applet now informs what is blocking power saving:




    New energy usage monitor:




    The new Bluedevil Applet:



    https://dot.kde.org/2015/04/14/plasma-5.3-beta 

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    falta de bluetoth mia, se ve tan interesante cuando la gente pasa cositas asi a su maquina

    Fabián Gómez at 2015-04-14T17:26:09Z

  • Notice: Dianara Git repository moved

    2015-03-25T15:20:16Z via Dianara To: Public , Bd Sn , a(n) person CC: Followers

    Due to the upcoming shutdown of the gitorious.org service, caused by the company behind it being acquired by GitLab, I've moved my Git repositories to their proposed gitlab.com service.


    This includes the Git repo for Dianara, which is now located at https://gitlab.com/dianara/dianara-dev.


    You can update your clone with this command in the dianara-dev directory:


    git remote set-url origin https://gitlab.com/dianara/dianara-dev.git


    ... and then just git pull as usual.


    Translators will probably need an account there for Pull Requests, but I'll be happy to just manually merge translation files sent by e-mail.


    The issue tracker is now here.


    Let me know if you find any issues with this move.

    Cheers! o/

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    time to update my gentoo ebuild

    johan at 2015-03-26T08:17:25Z

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    Wow, just built the latest version.  I have to say that your build instructions were very clear.

    Benjamin Cook at 2015-03-26T17:49:34Z

    >> Benjamin Cook:

    “Wow, just built the latest version. I have to say that your build instructions were very clear.”

    Cool =)

    JanKusanagi at 2015-03-26T17:59:25Z

    @jankusanagi@identi.ca thanks for this, back to pulling and building regularly

    Freemor at 2015-03-27T20:47:07Z

  • Six seasons and a movie!!

    2015-03-23T04:44:07Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

  • List of Pump users by language

    2015-03-18T18:01:05Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    I've created a new page under the Pump.io wiki, called Users by language.


    It's a manually crafted list of some Pump.io users grouped by the language they usually use in their posts. This is intended as a resource we can show new users to help them find people (and organizations) who post in their language.


    For now, I've added a few organizations I know, and a few users that gave their consent to be listed there. Anyone can help expanding this.


    You can add yourself to the list, if you have a github.com account, or ask someone to add you. If you leave a comment asking for it here, I'll add you when I get the chance ;)

    I'll just need you to tell me under which language you want to be, and a short description if you don't have anything written in the bio of your Pump profile.


    There are other means of searching for users, of course, such as this user search utility in a PPump service.


    If you know about some organization with a Pump.io account, such as the Free Software Foundation or April.org, you can add them to this list without asking, since they're public entities.


    https://github.com/e14n/pump.io/wiki/Users-by-language 


    What do you think?

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    >> debexpert:

    “Then add Jolla to Suomi pls, it is under English and it is not a U.K company neither American.”

    I understand they're not from the UK nor the US (America speaks more languages than English, it's more than the USA :p), but they always post in English, which is the criteria here ;)


    I understand from your next comment that you did this yourself, right? Cool!

    JanKusanagi at 2015-03-27T15:28:41Z

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    right mate, and thanks so much for the list. Gracias tio eres un crack!

    debexpert at 2015-03-27T16:17:02Z

    >> debexpert:

    “I have added italian users and put Jolla under Suomi also {beyond English}”

    I noticed the other "Jollas" you added link to websites, but this list should point to Pump profiles. If it's allright with you, I'll change them to point to @Jolla's Pump profile, which is what the list is about ;)


    Also, the Jolla entry under Finnish/Suomi is huge! xD

    JanKusanagi at 2015-03-28T13:25:54Z

    Somehow I did not see this post before. As far as I know there is https://io.mndet.net/mnd/list/jiPH6iD4TKyBH1MeB2c_Rw almost full list of users from Russia (except myself, of course), but nobody of them used Russian as main language for posts.

    mnd at 2015-04-04T10:08:54Z

  • Wait! I want to tell you about my favorite kernel!!

    2015-03-17T23:18:19Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Hey, guy!! Do you have a moment?? xD

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  • *_*

    2015-03-16T16:02:27Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    ... woof woof!

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  • Dianara's notifications under Xfce

    2015-03-16T00:10:35Z via Dianara To: Public , coyote CC: Followers

    If you use Dianara and your desktop environment is Xfce, you might have noticed that the "new post" notifications are useless when the notification style is set to "As system notifications" in Dianara's settings.


    It's due to this: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11706 


    In the meantime, just set the notification style to "own notifications". They're uglier, but at least you can read them ;)


    Thanks to @coyote for bringing this up =)

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    I usually turn the notifications off as I've got so many weird things going on anyhow. I generally try to shut off notifications as much as possible...but that is just me.

    Stephen Michael Kellat at 2015-03-16T00:14:27Z

    >> Stephen Michael Kellat:

    “I generally try to shut off notifications as much as possible...”

    That's what the option is for =)

    JanKusanagi at 2015-03-16T00:19:16Z

    I'll take a look....

    tekk at 2015-03-16T05:46:34Z

  • Dianara v1.3.0 Beta 1

    2015-03-06T02:26:55Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Hi there! A few weeks ago I posted about Dianara-dev being usable again.

    Now that some of the rough edges have been polished, it's time for a beta.


    The main change since v1.2.5 has been the refactoring of the way the timelines are handled, which makes updates much faster. Also, the annoying "timeline goes to top on update" effect is mostly gone, though the timeline still moves around when updates are received, this needs fixing. The number of unread posts is not reset on each update anymore. If you get more new posts than what you have configured to show in one page, you'll be notified of how many more posts are pending to be received in the next update. The posts opened from the Meanwhile feed via the "+" button will now be able to load the comments much more often.


    Other smaller enhancements are a few new options in the Configuration dialog, such as the options to highlight comments made by you, or comments made by the author of a post and to choose the size of avatars, or more obvious "frames" for shared posts.


    There's also an option to hide duplicated posts; that is, posts which were already visible in the timeline will not be shown again when someone shares them.


    One new feature that is not visible is nickname completion, a.k.a. "mentioning". If you type '@' while composing a post, you'll get a list of the people you follow. You can then type the first characters of a name and use the arrows and enter keys to select the contact you wish to mention. When creating a note, this will add that contact to the "To" list, which means they'll get your post in their "direct messages" inbox. This was possible before, using the "To" and "Cc" menus, but now it's simpler =)


    Check the current CHANGELOG for a more detailed list of changes.


    If you didn't already use the development version of Dianara and wish to try it out, you can find it here: https://gitorious.org/dianara 


    If you prefer, here's a source code tarball of this beta release:

    http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/dianara/dianara-v1.3.0beta1.tar.gz 


    The INSTALL file has instructions on how to build it and dependencies.


    Feedback is welcome!


    Cheers! o/

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    >> Kevin Ford:

    “Thanks for making, maintaining, and sharing Dianara, Jan.”


    You're very welcome! =)

    JanKusanagi at 2015-03-06T23:01:40Z

    yeah SAVANNAH REPOSITORY!!! (^_^)/

    kompatux3s at 2015-03-09T16:29:27Z

    >> kompatux3s:

    “yeah SAVANNAH REPOSITORY!!! (^_^)/”


    Stable releases have always been there =)

    JanKusanagi at 2015-03-09T20:38:40Z

  • Swift 3.0 Beta 1 jabber/XMPP client is out!

    2015-02-28T02:57:33Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Swift is a great jabber/XMPP client application for desktop systems, very easy to use and ideal for new users. Check it out! =)



    The first beta of the upcoming Swift 3.0 has been released

    “We’ve just released a Swift 3.0 beta. A fuller list of new features is available on the download page, but highlights include file transfer support, keyword highlighting, nuisance user blocking and seamless multi-person chats. We encourage everyone to get the new build and try it out, and tell us about any bugs they should come across as we work towards release candidates and a final release.”


    Changelog:


    These are the main changes since 2.0:

    • Chats can now be seamlessly upgraded to multi-person chats by either inviting someone via the ‘cog’ menu, or dragging them from the roster. This relies on server-side support with an appropriate chatroom (MUC) service.
    • Highlighting of keywords and messages from particular users can now be configured (Keyword Highlighting Blog post).
    • Full profile vcards (contact information etc.) are now supported and can be configured for the user and queried for contacts.
    • Simple Communication Blocking is now supported (subject to server support) to allow the blocking of nuisance users.
    • Swift can now transfer files via the ‘Jingle File Transfer’ protocol.
    • The status setter will now remember previously set statuses and will allow quick access to these when the user types part of a recently used status.
    • Tooltips for contacts in the roster now show their vcard profile information
    • The top of the roster window now shows a tooltip with your vcard profile information in
    • Chatrooms (MUCs) can now be bookmarked by right-clicking on their entry in the Recent Chats list, or from the ‘cog’ menu for any room you’re currently in.
    • The tooltips for MUC occupants now show their affiliation and role in the room (e.g. Administrator)
    • A new “Compact Roster” setting removes avatars and statuses from the roster.
    • Support for ‘right-to-left’ languages has been improved.
    • A small number of emoticons will be automatically rendered when receiving text, e.g. :), this can be disabled from the View menu.
    • Swift now distinguishes between contacts who have chosen to show as ‘away’ and those whose clients have noticed they’re idle (requires support in contacts' clients).
    • Typing search terms with the roster selected will start to search for contacts matching the terms (useful for users with large rosters).
    • An experimental ‘Trellis’ view for viewing several chats and rooms at once has been added. This is currently hidden; contact us if you’re interested in testing this feature.
    • And assorted smaller features and usability enhancements.


    http://swift.im/releases/swift-3.0beta1/ 

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    Programas jabber/xmpp disponibles : n+1...

    xikufrancesc at 2015-02-28T03:36:19Z

    >> xikufrancesc:

    “Programas jabber/xmpp disponibles : n+1...”


    Pues mira, sera uno más, pero se ha puesto las pilas y por fin: "Swift can now transfer files via the ‘Jingle File Transfer’ protocol."


    Lo probare con Conversations.

    trinux at 2015-02-28T07:45:01Z

    >> sazius:

    “Looks nice, I can find any mention of OTR support, though.”


    I doubt that will be a priority for them. Swift is focused on being very simple to use to Jane and Joe User. I don't think something like OTR can fit in that xD

    JanKusanagi at 2015-02-28T13:44:04Z

  • Mwahahahahaaaaaa!!

    2015-02-26T22:02:25Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    We have plans.... evil plans!

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  • #jeffwecan

    2015-02-19T00:11:17Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Meet Jeff, the diseased lung in a cowboy hat, from Last Week Tonight (youtube.com)


    Now that's a fitting mascot for certain... products ;)

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    I had no idea that tobacco companies were still acting so repulsively. The amorality of corporations never ceases to amaze me.

    Charles Stanhope at 2015-02-19T03:34:23Z

  • Mageia 5, Beta 3 is out!

    2015-02-15T17:18:18Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    “The release date was a close call between Friday, the 13th and Valentine’s day… but finally, Mageia 5 beta 3 is available for tests. You will find more information about it on the Release Notes page.”

    http://blog.mageia.org/en/2015/02/13/bad-luck-or-valentine-gift-mageia-5-beta-3-is-out/ 




    I upgraded my Mageia 4 to Cauldron (development branch, currently the same as Mageia 5b3) a few weeks ago, and I'm very happy with it =)


    An amazing distribution in general, and for GNU/linux beginners in particular ;)

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    Estoy a punto de instalar junto a Mageia openSUSE. Curiosamente jamás he probado esa distribución.

    hermesgabriel at 2015-02-15T17:56:43Z

    Pinta muy bien, lo mismo hago como @hermesgabriel y la instalo junto a Xubuntu

    Charly Brown at 2015-02-15T18:00:09Z

    What's so special about mageia? I looked at their site, but couldn't figure out what makes them different or what's their speciality/goal etc.

    Aqeel Zafar at 2015-02-16T11:10:05Z

    >> Aqeel Zafar:

    “What's so special about mageia?”


    Well, I don't know if "so special" is the term here. What makes it so great, IMHO, is that it's oriented to novice users, while still being great for advanced users.


    It has some pretty great features for novices (some as part of its Mandrake/Mandriva legacy, some new), and it was easy to use with point-and-click (well, as Mandriva) way before Ubuntu came along claiming to be "for humans". Sadly, it never got as much attention from the media...

    JanKusanagi at 2015-02-17T14:55:27Z

  • Titles!

    2015-02-14T16:41:20Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


    Or, in clearer words: if you add a title to your posts (if your client has that option, but most do), everyone, no matter which client they're using, will have a nicer "Meanwhile" feed, and much more useful e-mail notifications (for those who have them), so everybody wins ;)


    Not to mention the fact that some clients have bugs that break the activity's description when there's no title, and interactions with your untitled post might end up being just "Jane Doe posted a comment in reply to." (yes, in reply to nothing) or "John Doe favorited." (favorited what?).


    Nobody should feel "forced" to use titles, of course. This is just a suggestion, but one that can make the experience better for everyone here ;)

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    LOL the title made me laugh when I saw it in my feed, and I hope it did for anyone else who has seen "sean connery" in the snl celebrity jeopardy skits.

    but yes, titles are good!

    jrobb at 2015-03-25T02:25:36Z

    >> jrobb:

    “but yes, titles are good!”

    They are! More than people realize...

    JanKusanagi at 2015-03-26T14:56:44Z

    Titles are good. Titles are important.

    Too bad I'm not a dev (and especially not a JavaScript/ Node dev). Posting a "Note" via Pump webUI does not give the option to insert a title (though posting a "Picture" does). It would be a good thing, IMO, if someone was able to submit a PR to add titles to notes.

    lnxwalt@microca.st at 2015-03-28T01:39:28Z

    roelofpieter likes this.

    Would it be an idea to have a title field below the note textarea (or image)? A bit unorthodox maybe, but it would give focus as to what you want to say and when you're done typing, you may want to enter a title. Should be easier in the end now that you know exactly what you have written (I often see myself "bending" my writings to get a certain message out). Default (pre-entered?) value for title could be "A Note" . A user would quickly realize why entering a title has it's benefits, without forcing him or her to do so.

    roelofpieter at 2015-03-28T13:10:55Z

  • Dianara-dev usable again

    2015-02-08T16:21:12Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Some time ago I posted a note about how some breaking changes were coming to the development version of my Pump.io client, Dianara, which would break it in some ways, introducing a few regressions and making it... not fully usable for a while.


    Well, at this point, I'd say the current -dev, v1.3.0-alpha+19 is fully usable again! As it's the development version, you can expect some rough edges, but I happily use it every day, and in many ways, it works much better than the stable 1.2.5 version =)



    The main change has been the refactoring of the way the timelines are handled, which makes updates much faster now. Also, the annoying "timeline goes to top on update" effect is mostly gone. The number of unread posts is not reset on each update. If you get more new posts than what you have configured to show in one page, you'll be notified of how many more are pending to receive. The posts opened from the Meanwhile feed via the "+" button will now be able to load the comments much more often.


    Other smaller enhancements are a few new options in the Configuration dialog, such as the options to highlight comments made by you, or comments made by the author of a post and to choose the size of avatars (left side of the picture), or more obvious "frames" for shared posts (right side, and also optional).


    There's also an option to hide duplicated posts; that is, posts which were already visible in the timeline will not be shown again when someone shares them.


    One new feature that is not visible is nickname completion, a.k.a. "mentioning". If you type '@' while composing a post, you'll get a list of the people you follow. You can then type the first characters of a name and use the arrows and enter keys to select the contact you wish to mention. When creating a note, this will add that contact to the "To" list, which means they'll get your post in their "direct messages" inbox. This was possible before, using the "To" and "Cc" menus, but now it's simpler =)


    Check the current CHANGELOG for a more detailed list of changes.


    If you didn't already use the development version of Dianara and wish to try it out, you can find it here: https://gitorious.org/dianara 



    Happy testing! o/


    P.S.- Note that one of the rough edges is that old posts are not discarded at the moment, so the timelines will get bigger and bigger, and memory usage will increase over time.

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