Nothing official yet, but Hexbear may be bringing some of their previous devs back to contribute upstream. Along with that would come a userbase roughly comparable to lemmy.ml’s daily activity. Their daily megathread regularly surpasses 1000 comments

  • @gun@lemmy.ml
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    212 years ago

    I hope they do it. I thought it was a mistake when they decided to rewrite the codebase with no hope of merging the federation changes. Federating their community could have brought thousands of active users into the lemmy network. Instead, it became this isolated community. I’m glad they are reconsidering now.

        • @HexbearShill@lemmy.mlOP
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          12 years ago

          Yeah both codebases were moving very quickly and by the time the pull requests were compiled and reviewed, both the Lemmy and Hexbear codebases were several commits ahead. It was taking up all the time of an entire core maintainer at Hexbear to manage conflicts and fix pull requests. Meanwhile the site was at the peak of its new launch spike and nearing the peak of the US presidential primary/election cycle, which was r/CTH’s bread and butter. The database was less optimized back then and Diesel did not (and iirc still does not) support cross joins, which was a major detriment to the optimizations Hexbear ended up using

  • @mholiv@lemmy.world
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    1510 months ago

    I would be glad to see this. This being said I see a “last edited 2021” tag on the post. Is the post in question is several years or am I misunderstanding something?

  • NFT screenshotter
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    82 years ago

    I hope this goes through, it would be great to have another major instance doing it’s own thing and would help avoid the semi-problem of lemmy.ml being the de-facto instance with the most activity by far. As it is hexbear has locked new comm creation, which if brought over through the lemmy migration would incentivize using existing communities on other lemmy instances.

  • ghost_laptop
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    52 years ago

    I hope they start contributing upstream, their fork looks really nice and ti would be awesome if they could merge some of that.

    • @HexbearShill@lemmy.mlOP
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      In terms of looks, their entire frontend was rewritten from the ground up in React. So some of that may be reusable but I’m sure the design itself will be reused either way

      • ghost_laptop
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        -12 years ago

        Emoji support would indeed be super awesome. but from the comments in Hexbear it seems everyone would like to remain as a fork.

    • @edward@lemmy.ml
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      12 years ago

      I’m working on redoing posts a bit, but some things I’m changing seem like they were design choices to do the opposite of what I’m doing.

  • Hiro
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    12 years ago

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    It seems dead anyways… hope they make some PRs

  • @Gnotek@midwest.social
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    12 years ago

    What does unforking mean? I read the post and don’t follow.

    They are going from hexbear.exe to hexlemmybear.exe basically?

    • @HexbearShill@lemmy.mlOP
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      22 years ago

      It means that the Hexbear fork is going to eventually be replaced with a slightly modified version of an up-to-date Lemmy. And that process will involve Hexbear community members contributing to Lemmy to try and get some of the Hexbear-specific features implemented upstream