@aris Problèmes classiques du logiciel libre :
- des gens qui réclament, même (et surtout) si eux-même ne font rien,
- des demandes contradictoires de groupes qui disent chacun « ouin, on ne nous écoute pas »
- des gens qui exigent que les développeurs laissent tomber ce qu'ils font bien (coder) pour passer des heures à l'assistance psychologique et à la pédagogie.

About the mess of #ActivityPub (there is zero standard about the content of the toots) github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

(This is also a good explanation by @Gargron about bloated software, and unexpected consequences of allowing anything. Soon, JavaScript in toots?)

@sheogorath since when does IRC have colors, lol.

tbh I think I like plaintext afterall. Not having fancy features makes things like the #epub standard really enjoyable

Hint: There are great full-featured, federated blog platforms out there: Like Plume or write.as.

If you prefer something more social-media like, check Hubzilla or Friendica.

There are many full-text platforms that fit better for this and provide rich-text editors, let's not build one tool to rule them all, as this always ends up in a mess, but use the right tool for the right use-case.

Wow, reading the whole richtext debate… When this PR gets merged it won't take long until someone implements a first PoC for richtext toots and things become messy :/

is not a wiki, Mastodon is not a place to write lengthy articles and Mastodon is not a chat platform.

Mastodon is a . When you can't express it within 500 characters or without overly special formatting, you are probably using the wrong platform. Please use a full featured blogging platform instead.

Looking at SuperTuxKart shows the power of free software. It took almost 20 years since the original game (TuxKart back then) made it to it's current version SuperTuxKart.

Slow but consistent work allowed it become what it is today and it's very probable be developed another 10 years.

In many ways, that's just great. :supertuxkart:

sudo strace -p 1205 # See syscalls of PID 1205. Processes don't have to be a black box, you can use strace (on Linux) to view the system calls made by a process, which may give some clue as to why it's misbehaving, where it is saving a file, etc.

#SuperTuxKart is a free open game similar to Mario Kart, featuring open source mascots as the main characters.

The latest version (1.0) was released a couple of days ago, and introduces online multiplayer 🌐

There's also a story mode, single player, local multiplayer, various game types and lots of mods.

It's available for Linux, Mac, Windows and Android:


@ChrisWere did a detailed video about it a while ago, which includes gameplay footage:


"Tasks" - probably the best todo app on android - is now accepting money via liberapay. If you're using tasks, this is one way of supporting it:

SuperTuxKart 1.0 got released and has an online mode now. 🎉

Play with your friends and family online and race against each other. And it doesn't matter when they still need some time to find their way to a free desktop OS.


It's old, it's good and it's fun. It runs out old hardware as well as high-end machines, provides a simple game concept that a 5 and 50 year old person gets and wants to win :)

Time to join!

Being able to use settings links on elementary OS in places like documentation and Slack is super useful. Someone asks where to do something, you can say System Settings → Mouse & Touchpad → Touchpad and just give them a link: settings://input/pointer/touch

French government releases in-house IM app named Tchap to replace WhatsApp and Telegram use - the app is based on Riot a well-known open-source, self-hostable, and secure instant messaging client-server package zdnet.com/article/french-gover

Ouch… I just had to realize that @matrix doesn't provide the ability to block other homeservers.

It's not possible because it messes up room states, great.

At the same time this will cause legal trouble for every server admin when illegal content is federated to your server due to a user of your server being in a channel it got shared.

Due to this it's a bad idea to recommend running a homeserver for more people than yourself. ☹️


Since octo.sh is closing, I have to find a new place to store my repositories. GitLab is an awesome piece of software and my workflow is optimized to use its CI features.

Now I wonder: Do I want to self-host it or should I go for GitLab.com? Memory requirements are high for very little usage and spending another 10€ per month on a new server is something I don't want to do.

3 non-coding ways to contribute to CodiMD:

1. Join the forum, tell us your opinion, help organizing the community: community.codimd.org

2. Help us translating, make sure CodiMD is available in your language: translate.codimd.org

3. Spread the word! Share CodiMD and your CodiMD stories with your friends and followers. Let them try CodiMD on demo.codimd.org or your own CodiMD instance :)

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