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The near term plan with and Magic Stone is to develop features and facilitate using the software so that we spin up the user-contributor feedback loop.

If anyone has question about how to run an instance or find one to try, don't hesitate to reach out! was just updated to latest and has a new custom favicon that was uploaded via the admin UI. Seems not to be displayed on mobile but looks good on desktop. So the iteration under C4 goes...

Bumping the version of Ecko on has been waiting for their CI to get to the latest PR. The weekend load spike seems in danger of wrapping around, so if anyone out there is a bash wizard or has a passion for CI 👀@

Just merged Favicon editing by UI into , closing

I saw it work on a Heroku demo, and don't have the latest version running, so we could use some help running and testing the latest main branch, but the changes are pretty minimal for how cool the effect is.

We also have a procedure that needs testing for running a demo server of Ecko.

Ecko is now available for installation in . If you'd like to try in an easy, low-risk, self-hosted way, this is it.

Please report any issues at and have a nice day.

Thanks to @PaulaToThePeople for raising this idea, to -soc for having a working ynh package to mod and to for making this quest for better social networking possible.

I wonder how many kids out there are stuck in scratch tutorial hell.

Interesting difference in presentation. On the Lemmy side it's easy to see this as a little test among 116 other comments while on the other side due to Mastodon's modest fetching algorithm it feels more intimate. I could imagine some oversharing coming from the Masto side so it'll be interesting to see if anyone logs that experience.

Lemmy Release v0.14.0: Federation with Mastodon and Pleroma 🥳

@escudoencriptado @codeberg @gitea 100% agree. It's nice to have an option for public git repositories that really seems to get the spirit of FOSS and isn't run by a giant for-profit mega corporation.

If your Mastodon admin is thinking about changing their instance colour scheme, this article might be useful to them:

#MastoAdmin #MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Themes

The folks at Yunohost have built something very special.

is now in the apps catalog but marked as 'inprogress' while some final touches are put on.

Extremely impressed by the user friendliness of their app packaging community and how the various scripts give output that humans can read.

Spent a good chunk of time today editing video with Blender and it's been a challenge, because I think of the variable frame rate video coming out of my camera.

Working with FOSS can be hard but it's worth it because the value I'm creating along the way belongs to the community. Tempted to analogize but I'll just say I'm going to be very satisfied once I have my FOSS video editing pipeline.

To begin the Magic Stone forks, I pulled in a lot of upstream PRs but also commented on others to inquire about the problems they address.

A few months later I feel better about reaching out to authors to have them PR directly against Ecko. This is progress.

Installed Ecko via YunoHost on a local instance which went very smoothly since it was based on Glitch-soc's ynh integration. Once we get the repo transferred to YunoHost-Apps, I'll install it as a subdomain of!

Progress on Acropolis for YunoHost also progressing nicely.

Our weekly meeting is starting in about 2 hours (7pm CEST). Feel free to participate, introduce yourself and have a coffee together. Get the link and more information at See ya soon!

Playing with the import and export domain blocks feature in Ecko,

import wants the same format as output by export which makes sense but it's doubtful anyone's currently providing such a list.

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Creating magic through evolution of the Fediverse. Running Ecko, a community-driven fork of Mastodon managed using the Collective Code Construction Contract (C4) by the Magic Stone Community. C4 is a protocol for asynchronous, non-blocking, distributed, problem-focused software development.