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Lemmy v0.9.0 Release (2021-01-25)

Changes

Since our last release in October of last year, and we鈥檝e had ~450 commits.

The biggest changes, as we鈥檒l outline below, are a re-work of Lemmy鈥檚 database structure, a v2 of Lemmy鈥檚 API, and activitypub compliance fixes. The new re-worked DB is much faster, easier to maintain, and now supports hierarchical rather than flat objects in the new API.

We鈥檝e also seen the first release of Lemmur, an android / iOS (soon) / windows / linux client, as well as Lemmer, a native iOS client. Much thanks to @krawieck, @shilangyu, and @uuttff8 for making these great clients. If you can, please contribute to their patreon to help fund lemmur development.

LemmyNet projects

Lemmy Server

  • Moved views from SQL to Diesel. This was a spinal replacement for much of lemmy.
    • Removed all the old fast_tables and triggers, and created new aggregates tables.
  • Added a v2 of the API to support the hierarchical objects created from the above changes.
  • Moved continuous integration to drone, now includes formatting, clippy, and cargo build checks, unit testing, and federation testing. Drone also deploys both amd64 and arm64 images to dockerhub.
  • Split out documentation into git submodule.
  • Shortened slur filter to avoid false positives.
  • Added query performance testing and comparisons. Added indexes to make sure every query is < 30 ms.
  • Added compilation time testing.

Federation

This release includes some bug fixes for federation, and some changes to get us closer to compliance with the ActivityPub standard.

None of these are breaking changes, so federation between 0.9.0 and 0.8.11 will work without problems.

Lemmy javascript / typescript client

  • Updated the lemmy-js-client to use the new v2 API. Our API docs now reference this project鈥檚 files, to show what the http / websocket forms and responses should look like.
  • Drone now handles publishing its npm packages.

Lemmy-UI

  • Updated it to use the v2 API via lemmy-js-client, required changing nearly every component.
  • Added a live comment count.
  • Added drone deploying, and builds for ARM.
  • Fixed community link wrapping.
  • Community Titles are now used instead of names.
  • Various other bug fixes.

Lemmy Docs

  • We moved documentation into a separate git repository, and support translation for the docs now!
  • Moved our code of conduct into the documentation.

Upgrading

If you鈥檇 like to make a DB backup before upgrading, follow this guide.

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Dessalines
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Oh I also wanted to say a lot of the top communities have mods that haven鈥檛 been active in a long time, if you鈥檇 like to request one do so at !community_requests@lemmy.ml .

mtumishi
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Upgraded Baraza. All feels much faster.

Just noted that if someone posts while you are entering text in the comment box, your draft comment disappears. I do not know if this is on other instances but I鈥檒l monitor it today and file an issue.

Dessalines
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Could you help me replicate, I鈥檝e tried to reproduce this a few times locally, but can鈥檛 seem to. Try messing around with multiple tabs and firefox containers on one of our test servers like enterprise.lemmy.ml

mtumishi
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I tried replicating it on enterprise but also can鈥檛 seem to. It had happened to me twice on lemmy.ml so I will keep an eye on it. It could be my firefox browser or automated post updates clashing with javascript blockers.

Admiral Arjun
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well, it will be good thing if lemmy installation is possible on shared hosting

@onlooker
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Great work as always!

@xe8
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Amazing work! And I knew about Lemmur, but not the native iOS client Lemmer. I just installed it and it鈥檚 working well. Great work @uuttff8

@ufrafecy
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@oriond
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Congratulations @dessalines@lemmy.ml Thanks for making this awesome component of the fediverse available!!

@ff0000
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Wondering, is there a roadmap available somewhere?

Dessalines
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We have a few bigger issues / milestones to tackle, but they鈥檙e all just github issues right now.

@ljaoijoioi
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yay!

@NotSpez
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It鈥檚 been awesome following this website. It improves every time I visit. As far as lemmur, has anyone tried it on android? I downloaded the arm64 version and nothing seems to load in it.

Dessalines
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They鈥檙e in the process of upgrading to use v2 of the API, once that鈥檚 done it鈥檒l work again.

shilangyu (lemmur)
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API v2 migration is done, I just need to review the changes and merge them. Everything should be back to normal then

@dengismceo
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you all are incredible! great work. thank you for everything you do :two hearts:

Dessalines
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Thank :heart suit:

@k_o_t
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nice, so much new/fixed stuff, a lot of work 馃

GadgeteerZA
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Great news and we can see a lot of work having been put in. Also good news about ongoing work on the ActivityPub compliance.

@ff0000
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Great work!

@tracyspcy
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In case you have successfully launched an instance on raspberry pi, please share your experience in the linked thread https://lemmy.ml/post/49609

IngrownMink4
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