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What's coming with Dianara v1.3.1...

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Hi there! o/


Some highlights of what will be new in the upcoming version of my Pump.io client, Dianara 1.3.1, can be seen in the attached image:


The "browse messages" option will appear in the drop-down menu that's available in any avatar, that is, in the Meanwhile activities, in all the posts and in all the comments. There's, sadly, a big catch: due to limitations in the information provided by the Pump API, you can only use this option with people in your same server. If you're jessie@microca.st, you can only browse posts by people @microca.st, etc. The feature loses a lot of usefulness at the moment due to this limitation, but still, it can be very useful when available.


The new Privacy category in the settings (if you've never visited this dialog, you really should) has two options, to avoid sending follow/unfollow activities to your followers, and to avoid sending add/remove (from list) activities.

This basically means that if you enable these options, only the person being followed, unfollowed, added, or removed will know about it, and nobody else. Keep in mind, however, that letting your followers receive this information helps the network grow!

Besides privacy, enabling these options helps if you are about to start following or stop following a lot of people. This way you don't flood your followers feeds with a lot of "Jessie followed JohnDoe", and the like ;)


The third item is explained in the link.


Not much to tell about the fourth one... since v1.3.0, when typing @ you get a list of users to mention. Now, if you have, say, 3 contacts named "Albert" (and nothing else), you can know who's who by their ID's. As a bonus, the new popup is better positioned and sized =)


As for the fifth one, up until now, if you pasted a url-looking text, like http://something, a proper HTML link was created, and all was fine. But if you pasted, say, from a text file, something like "check out this cool link: http://cool-link", nothing happened and the link was not really a link, and not clickable. Now, something like the latter case will work, as long as what you're pasting is plain text.

If what you're pasting is rich text (say, from a web browser or a rich text editor), links should already be links, so that works as always ;)


This post has turned out a lot longer than expected... here's the current changelog, in case you want a more complete list.

You can find the development version of Dianara at https://gitlab.com/dianara/dianara-dev.


Cheers! o/

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