You asked why he needed a lemmy server for.
I don’t know why he does, I’m just saying that you don’t need a specific reason other than wanting to do so.
Having the skill set to host a server is not required, you can have it hosted if you’re willing to pay, which seems to be the case of OP here.
Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not saying it’s bad to use an existing instance.
I started with the yunohost install as well but decided to migrate to the officially supported docker install when I had issues with upgrades or had to wait for the ynh package to catch up. Although I don’t want to take your money and bear the responsability of handling the migration, I could give you some pointers.
-Woption with postgres commands so that you get prompted for the password
That’s from the top of my head but I had to try a few times before getting it right.
There was (is?) definitely something missing with xmpp though, since it did not (from my point of view anyway) take off.
I feel like fragmentation is also an issue with xmpp with tons of client implementing their own subset of the xep and none of them being really appealing to non tech-savy people.
Also the big issue is that people don’t understand the federation thing, element chose to use the matrix.org server by default and that is an issue, make this instance way too big but it also made onboarding way easier for some people.
I don’t know if there ever was a similar initiative with xmpp? Again we could argue it’s not a good solution, but does the good solution really exist, other than wishing for people to understand what’s really good for them and hoping they make the right choice?
I would gladly switch back to xmpp if it could be at least as useful to me as matrix, but sadly that’s not the case.
I used to use xmpp, hell my server is still running perfectly (mainly because it’s an integral part of yunohost), I must say though that I never found a client I was truly comfortable with. I can’t say whether that’s due to the protocol or not.
I also know I never really had real contacts using xmpp and never found interesting rooms to join.
Since I’ve switched to matrix I have been able to make people migrate over mostly I think because of the user experience with the client (element), I joined lots of rooms on which I have lots of interesting discussions.
That being said there are some issues discussed in the article I must agree on:
So I would say matrix is far from perfect but I consider it a step in the right direction. You can have technically perfect tool, it’s useless if you can’t get people to use it.
Very interesting indeed, I could feel that wasn’t easy but had never read a such detailed description of the hardships encountered doing so.
It’s not THE solution but maybe it would be nice to have some sort of testimony section on code management tools so that developers could also feel the love for their product and not only negativity. Of course people could create issues to thank devs but since they’re called issues…
Well at least I can use this occasion to thank you and all the other devs and contributors for the wonderful job on lemmy, I really enjoy it.
That’s odd, I have the same issue on my instance. Maybe the target instance does not federate with lemmy.ml?
I saw that happen and first told myself, “well people could at least give the guy and rpi the benefit of the doubt, at least they are being open about it”. After all I’m sure we do need surveillance cops and all (I guess?). Then I saw the childish and kind of disrespectful answers from rpi to some people just nicely voicing their concern and thought “maybe the guy deserved the benefit of the doubt but rpi surely doesn’t”
I don’t think so but maybe you should get confirmation from the Devs. I don’t know if you’re in the same case than me but I made a script to workaround this federation issue. Maybe it could be useful to you. I explained it in a little blog post
Take a look at rofimoji. You get an emoji selector popup and inputs it in your current app.
Really cool, thank you.
I have a small issue with some dark themes, but anyway I stuck with vapowave-dark even so :)
I love darkspace.
Well, I don’t know if that’s really sad, I think people should have a minimum of knowledge to host online services. Doing it while learning system administration from scratch and hoping it will be easy is kind of naive.
I did not read the docs but if it’s not the case maybe some basic knowledge should be listed as requirement along with some links to tutorials?
I thought that was a given… or people really don’t understand how it works?