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Today we are releasing a new beta version of Mobilizon, both to show the progress since development resumed, but also to start testing, especially with people who would know how to install it on their server.
The current pace of development reinforces our belief that we will be able to release the Mobilizon v1 in the fall of 2020.
The new features of this beta 3!
Here are the main features you can already discover on test.mobilizon.org.
Anonymous entry is an option that allows organizersto accept entries from people who do not have a Mobilizon account and do not want to be named as a participant. In order to avoid spam, an email address will be requested from the person who wants to participate anonymously, so that they can click on a confirmation link.
Manual validation of entries is an option that allows the event organizer to manually filter entries. People who want to participate in the event will have to fill out a form and motivate their application before it can be validated by the organizers.
Participation through the federation allows a person who has created his account on the Mobiliz-Here instance to register for an event created on the There-Mobilized instance: with the federated id, there is no need for the instances to be linked together to interact on it.
The event reminder allows you to be notified, on your Mobilizon account and/or by email, of upcoming events for which you have registered. It is possible to set reminders the same morning, X time before the event, as well as get a summary of upcoming events in the week.
The graphical interface of the instance administration now has basic configuration options (to set the name of the instance, allow account creation, etc.), as well as rudimentary moderation options (with a list of userss, and the possibility to block external accounts -and thus comments-).
Not to mention practical improvements such as:
Improvements on the event page (addition of the right column)
Improving security in federation processes
Creating a unified menu for settings
Possibility to duplicate an event (thanks to the Keskonfai.fr team for this contribution!)
What remains to be done for the v1
The main point to be completed by v1 this fall is the group features: group creation, presentation and management, internal messaging tools, and displaying the group's external digital tools (links to resources, shared documents, etc.).
Many of these features are already under development, sometimes advanced, but we didn't consider them mature enough to be released now. All the more so as federating these notions raises a whole set of questions that will also have to be tested and refined.
Also, the moderation tools in this beta 3 are not yet complete, and we plan to improve them by the time v1 is released.
We will not hesitate to release new versions (as well as update test.mobilizon.org) for public testing as soon as we feel it is relevant.
If you want to help us improve Mobilizon
For the moment, contributing to the testing of this beta 3 will require strong technical knowledge. Indeed, we mainly need people who test the installation of Mobilizon, install it on different systems, and give us feedback on the documentation.
However, without too much technical knowledge, you can try to create an account and dummy events, to see if it federates correctly between different instances. We remind you that test.mobilizon.org can be used for your tests, and we recommend that you do not use it for real use (it is a demonstration tool).
Whatever feedback you have to give, you can share with the Mobilizon community that is currently forming here on our forum.
Let's go to v1!
We still have a whole summer to complete, test and finalize the latest Mobilizon features. Thank you in advance to all the people who will help us during this final sprint. See you in the fall for the publication of a v1 which, we hope, will lay the foundations of a major tool to serve those who want to Gather, Organize and Mobilize... and thus change the world.
Website : https://joinmobilizon.org/
Please note that Framasoft is a small, french network of non-formal education, originating from the educational world and initially dedicated to free and open source software. Our non-profit organization has 3 main goals:
promote, spread and develop free and open source software
extend and promote free culture in the broadest acceptation
propose online free and open source services
Framasoft relies almost exclusively on gift economy. We are independent and are accountable to our donators and contributors only.
Framasoft is the initiator of the campaign degooglisons-internet.org/en/list/ , which offers many FLOSS alternatives to the services of the giants of surveillance capitalism, as well as the publisher of the federated video sharing software PeerTube https://joinpeertube.org
Actually, the concept of PeerTube is explained on Joinpeertube.org:
But maybe it’s not clear enough.