It is with great pleasure that I can share the following two standards documents that were finalized this past week under the Fediverse Enhancement Proposal process:
[FEP-400e: Publicly-appendable ActivityPub collections](https://codeberg.org/fediverse/fep/src/branch/main/feps/fep-400e.md) "describes how ActivityPub servers and clients could specify collections to which objects created by their actors belong."
[FEP-8fcf: Followers collection synchronization across servers](https://codeberg.org/fediverse/fep/src/branch/main/feps/fep-8fcf.md) "describes an optional mechanism for detecting discrepancies in following relationships across instances, with minimal overhead and without loss of privacy."
It is hoped that documents like these can form the basis for greater interoperability between services on the fediverse.
View these proposals, additional draft proposals and the proposal submission process at https://codeberg.org/fediverse/fep
With yesterday's release of Lemmy v0.14.0 and all of the excitement around federation with Pleroma/Mastodon it makes sense to have a thread just about the federation and what it all means.
* Have you tried it yet? Why or why not?
* How do you plan to use this new connectivity?
* Any problems or friction? What could make such a feature more useful to you?
I've tested talking back and forth in the comments, seen my Mastodon profile from Lemmy, and followed some subs from Mastodon. Since I get audible notifications on Mastodon, I suspect that following sublemmies can be good for jumping into Lemmy Posts in realtime.
I was skeptical if cross-platform federation would find much usage, and it's still not clear which way it'll go, but there's no denying that this kind of development is unique to the free-wheeling fediverse and that this would never exist on CWeb without even bigger tech monopolies.
Being able to try things out like this is one of the reasons I'm spending more and more time here. I mean, how can you not be excited about this kind of experimentation and development? Finally, I can't imagine all the work that went into this and want to give a huge thanks to the Lemmy team for making this work.
Case sensitivity was I think the extra bit of challenge that I didn't expect. The audio rendition was also only the first character.
I don't see a related issue in the tracker and I'm not sure if this is local to lemmy.ml or global to all lemmys. But, first since I was able to get in, is this a problem that needs to b solved?
Edit: Created issue https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1640