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Hi Friendica developers,
the new universal version of the Friendica app for Windows 10 is now available in the Windows Store. It would be great if you have the time and pleasure to try it out. Every feedback from you is very much appreciated...

Link to Windows Store
Link to my Support Page

Thanks and have a nice weekend,
Gerhard
Gerhard Seeber 4 hours ago
Friendica
@Friendica Support @Michael Vogel

Can we add a hook to function acl_lookup() ?
I'm experimenting with the textcomplete js framework and I would like to have the same search like the search at the contact page with the same template variables.
The idea to filter the contacts at the contact page (not to search the contacts like it is done now). Much of the work is done and it is working but I need to insert an own query. An need to inject an own items array
Rabuzarus 2 days ago
Friendica
Feel free. But when it is a coe functionality you could add it directly without a hook.
Michael Vogel 2 days ago
Friendica
@Friendica Support

#friendica is a lot faster after updating to current develop branch. Thank YOU !
Sandro 3 days ago
Halle an der Saale
Friendica

Backup and (maybe) Ubuntu Release Upgrade

I will start a full backup of my server (vm snapshot, file system and database) at 23:00 CEST. A performance decline may occur. Sorry for the inconvenience.

If I am brave enough the distribution upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 will follow. The upgrade to MariaDB 10 and PHP 7 are quite huge steps. So, I'm still thinking about it...

Someone out there with experience upgrading an Ubuntu LTS server? I'm a little bit afraid of breaking something important like Postfix/Dovecot or Friendica (Apache, PHP).

#libranet #ubuntu #linux #xenial @Libranet Support @Friendica Support
Steffen K9 6 days ago
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Friendica
If I follow a new contact with utf/umlaut characters in the username everything is fine.
This entry was edited (5 days ago)
Steffen K9 5 days ago
Friendica
Also, it looks like the contact names are automatically corrected as soon as the contact is sending an original posting. I'll watch this...
Steffen K9 4 days ago
Friendica
@Friendica Support,

I've got 3 introductions today, but I don't get any informations about the introduced profiles -
What could be the reason ?

Image/photo
This entry was edited (6 days ago)
Rebeka Catalina 6 days ago
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Friendica
Deine Implementierung des Diaspora Protokoll ist sicher fehlerfreier als die in Diaspora. :-D
utzer 6 days ago
Friendica
:-D
Rebeka Catalina 6 days ago
Friendica

SSL-Proxy

Hi there,

I try to use SSL-proxy and inserted the following lines into my .htaccess
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !^10.30.7.1(?:37|38|39|40)$
RewriteRule ^ https://ssl.webpack.de/%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

Somehow, this does not work. The site shows without CSS or has to load unsecure files to show up again - BUT - then I can not login any more. There must be some config to do besides the .htaccess.
Any Idea?
Christian Brand 1 week ago
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Friendica
OK Danke Michael,
also, das System erstellt keine relativen Links, was es einem Proxy SSL nicht möglich macht korrekt zu arbeiten.
Danke für die Info, Teste jetzt erst mal ein SSL Zertifikat für die Subdomain.

Noch eine Frage.
Wo kann ich die die ADMIN Rechte auf einen anderen user übertragen?
Wo kann ich die adresse ladruido@sozial.azorvida.eu ändern in ladruido@social.azorvida.eu.
Das hatte ich anfangs falsch/anders konfiguriert und ich möchte gerne das Z in C tauschen. Das liegt bestimmt irgendwo in der Database - aber wo?!?
Herzlichen Dank
Christian Brand 6 days ago
Friendica
Die Admin-Mailadresse ist eine der wenigen Werte, die in der .htconfig.php stehen :-)

Wie gesagt, Du kannst auf den Develop branch wechseln. Dann arbeitet das System grundsätzlich mit relativen Pfaden.
Michael Vogel 6 days ago
Friendica
@Friendica Support

I've just realised, that if I switch off the smileys, only my smileys are deactivated - or better said: only those in my postings, but in postings by others they're still there.

Is this the wished result ?
Rebeka Catalina 1 week ago
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OK I found it. @Michael Vogel It should respect it. Look at https://github.com/friendica/friendica/blob/develop/include/Smilies.php#L128 It should be the same like the original.
Rabuzarus 1 week ago
Friendica
In den Beiträgen die während der Nacht angekommen sind, sind wieder die nicht da sein sollten emojis drin (hatte gestern Abend emojione deaktiviert).
Tobias 1 week ago from open socialverse
Friendica

Connection problems to Hubzilla

@Friendica Support I just stumbled upon a Hubzilla thread.

In this Mike said the following:

There is likely to be more instability with Diaspora going forward as I haven't seen any volunteers to upgrade the new protocol changes and they are getting closer by the day. I've done some background work so that it won't take a month to make these changes, but I don't have any easy way of testing my work. That's why we had the latest issues. Diaspora does not work with any of my sites - full stop. I never see any packets coming from Diaspora anymore. Not from my production site and not from my test site. Any work that I do is "blind" and I just have to make changes and pray. I also cannot ask questions on Diaspora about the protocol changes and why no packets are arriving at my sites because people there jump down my throat if I e
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Michael Vogel 1 week ago
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What, you're going to give it back?

To hubzilla? Maybe not very much. Much of the things in frinendica are template and porting stuff and since git-marius is doing a great you job I'm not sure if hubzilla project would accept this. But anywhay this don't matter, because this view seems to me very limited. Giving back is in my opinion not a 1 : 1 situation. I'm active in many social (some are digital) spheres. It's all about giving and taking.
Lets give an example. This weekend we (my flatmates, the community around it and I) organizing a little free festival. We have the costs. Do they steal our money? I don't think so. Will they give something to us? Hard to say. But that's not questions. They could have a nice evening and could give the positive flow they will get to others. In this view they would give it back (but we won't be the receiver). That's how should world should work like (in my view). It's a big circle. Someone borrows (taking) something and you will get it back from someone other.

This has nothing to do with stealing.
And as y... show more
Rabuzarus 1 week ago
Friendica
I used a word to describe something which may not have been the best word to use. So did you. Let it go.
Mike Macgirvin 1 week ago
Friendica

Incorrect link in Connect page

When I look at my profile https://theshi.re/profile/sankalpo and press button "Connect", I can see a sentence with a link:
"If you are not yet a member of the free social web, follow this link to find a public Friendica site and join us today."
That link leads to http://dir.friendi.ca/siteinfo and there is an almost empty page. Is it a configuration issue at theshi.re? Or is it a code issue? I assume it should be pointing to http://dir.friendica.com/siteinfo instead.
Tomas Sobek 1 week ago
Friendica
We are having two public directories. The one at dir.friendica.com and the other at dir.friendi.ca. It is a configuration issue at that server that the list is empty - but is okay that the page directs to this server.
Michael Vogel 1 week ago
Friendica

Looks like CSS is missing

Hi,
I am new to Friendica. I had difficulties setting up FB connector as sankalpo@theshi.re so I thought I would install Friendica on my own webserver and experiment more this way. I had issues with the last step of installer, so I had to run database.sql manually. When I open the app, it looks like CSS is missing: https://tomassobekphotography.co.nz/social/ Though I managed to register successfully - it just looks very plain and is difficult to navigate.

I am running on my Ubuntu 14.04 server 3 Docker containers - separate MySQL 5.7 database, Apache + PHP web server, and Nginx as a reverse caching proxy serving static content while passing PHP to Apache container. I don't see any relevant errors in either Nginx or Apache logs. When I look at page source I can actually open each CSS file, so they seem available. I also added directives into Apache config to disable Suhosin for this app.

Any help where else to look and what to try would be much appreciated.
Cheers, Tomas

P.S. I tried f... show more
Tomas Sobek 2 weeks ago
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I had a short look. The path to the profile picture is

https://tomassobekphotography.co.nz/social/photo/profile/1.jpg

This gives a "not found" error. Maybe its some server configuration, since this path really should work.
Michael Vogel 2 weeks ago
Friendica
Not only jpg. You should exclude everything in the friendica path from proxying.
Michael Vogel 2 weeks ago
Halle an der Saale
Friendica
Hello @Friendica Support
there's something wrong with the latest code from develop.

Image/photo

The search field doesn't look right. It wasn't there before on mobile devices. Would you make it go away again, please. :-)
Steffen K9 2 weeks ago
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Everything looks great again. Thank you! @Rabuzarus
Steffen K9 2 weeks ago
Friendica
@Friendica Support
Is it possible to switch off that new feature, which shows up the preview of an emoji ?

I mean stuff like :coffe and so on
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Rebeka Catalina 2 weeks ago
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Under my archlinux installation I've got ff 45.0.2 and under Slackware it's 38.
Rebeka Catalina 1 week ago
Friendica
I foud that is instant in /display/... page, but veryvery slow in /network

I'll try to to a screencap...
Fabio 1 week ago
Friendica
Dear @Friendica Support
I think friendica.com is broken. And not in a good way. ;) Can someone please inform the admin? (I don't know who it is)Image/photo
David 3 weeks ago
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I've contacted the admin. Thanks for notifying!
Tobias 3 weeks ago from open socialverse
Berlin
Friendica

Twidere

You are using Friendica with Twidere? You can help us with an open issue in the tracker:

osakaleland wrote:
When I added friendica to twidere (https://social.*****.com/api) it download all of my friendica posts ( including those aggragated by the twitter plugin) but would not download any new ones after that. I manually reloaded, reinstalled twidere, tried different versions of twidere - but no new posts from friendica are downloading.

It might be solved by now using current Twidere version, but we need verification for this.

Michael Vogel wrote:
I'm currently using 3.1.1.5 and the timeline seems to load reliable. Old versions often had some hiccups where the loading stopped. This doesn't seem to occur anymore. I'm just waiting for some reports of other users before closing this issue.

So if you are using current Twidere versions with Friendica, could you check and drop a note of the current situation? Thanks! :-D

@Friendica Support
Tobias 3 weeks ago from open socialverse
Friendica
After reading this, I opened Twidere on my phone, and this as well as the other "new" posts that show up on my network tab are shown on my Twidere. The red "new posts" counter also shows up over the home tab icon.

It seems to be functioning properly to me. :-D
Adam Magness 3 weeks ago
Friendica

What to develop next?

@Friendica Support Hopefully now the work concerning the communication to Diaspora, GNU Social and with other Friendica servers is finished. All pull request are accepted and there doesn't seem to be huge problems.

So the question is: What to do next? I had a look at the open issues and I would like to concentrate on repairing and reworking instead of doing something new.

I could rewrite the whole mail part, or I could rework the whole part with the account removal of dead accounts, the auto deleting of old items, etc.

Or maybe I could focus on rewriting the database part. There is an unfinished pull request that I could take over.

I really would like to focus on backend stuff. I don't like frontend stuff and would like to let others do this.

What do you think? What should I do?
Michael Vogel 4 weeks ago
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IMHO: needs more encryption. Also could use a more robust messaging system.
More robust privacy settings (or maybe I just haven't figured out how to set them properly?)
Josh Morgan 3 weeks ago
Friendica
What do you mean by "robust"? What do you mean by "more encryption"? Many of this, things will need to be well thought through.
Actually @Michael Vogel is doing a really great job at cleaning up the code base. This may have a good impact for 1.) some future features could be easier implemented 2.) others could understand the code better and it could be easier to them to contribute

according privacity settings: what are you missing? Friendica does have some of them (and many more other settings). What friendica miss is a good logical organization of all it's settings (and maybe description). But as in most open-source projects we need drafts which can be discussed and maybe implemented afterwards.

You are really welcome to join in ;-)
Rabuzarus 3 weeks ago
Halle an der Saale
Friendica

Using Friendica's email connector

From the Github Wiki:
Friendica’s email connector is a very powerful, integrative feature. It allows to you add conventional email contacts to your social networking stream.

Hello @Friendica Support
is this still working with the current code? I can't find any possibility to configure an email connector. Also, I tried to add an email address as a contact but it failed (with or without mailto: prefix).
Steffen K9 4 weeks ago
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From mail.log:
Apr 3 16:15:35 localhost dovecot: imap-login: Login: user=<alfred>, method=PLAIN, rip=::1, lip=::1, mpid=24810, TLS, session=<xxxxxxxvVQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAxxxxxxx>
Apr 3 16:15:35 localhost dovecot: imap(alfred): Disconnected: Logged out in=38 out=757

This looks totally normal to me. But for what phrases should I look in the Friendica logfile?
Steffen K9 4 weeks ago
Friendica
Whoa!!! It works! All of a sudden I could add a mail contact successfully. This time I tried an old GMX account of mine. Last time my GMAIL account didn't work.
Steffen K9 4 weeks ago
Friendica

Friendica creates too much database connections

@Friendica Support

I'm having huge performance problems in Friendica since a few weeks. Today I analysed the problem and it seems Friendica is creating too much database connections. These connections remain active for more than 3 minutes and have the state "locked". The limit of maximum user connections is reached regulary. I probably cannot raise that limit because I use shared hosting.

I checked the database connections with: mysqladmin -i 5 processlist

The following queries are locked for a long time:

SELECT `item`.*, `item`.`id` AS `item_id`, `item`.`network` AS `item_network`, `contact`.`name` ...

SELECT `notify`.*, `item`.`visible`, `item`.`spam`, `item`.`deleted` FROM `notify` LEFT JOIN `ite ...

SELECT `id`, `parent`, `uri`, `contact-id`, `type`, `verb`, `visible` FROM `item` WHERE `id` IN ...

Unfortunately mysqladmin doesn't print the whole query but it may be enough to identify a query. There are more queries which are locked for a long time tha... show more
Moritz Strohm 4 weeks ago
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The poller.php is responsible for two locking database connections that are locked for more than two minutes. I blocked access to my Friendica instance yesterday by adding "deny from all" in the htaccess file and 15 minutes ago I enabled the poller.php script again (via cron).

I will test what happens when I disable the poller.php script and enable access to my Friendica instance again.
Moritz Strohm 4 weeks ago from Diaspora
Friendica
@Michael Vogel

Thank you for your help and time :)


To all the others who have the same problem:

* Make sure you really are on the development branch (which is not the master branch in Friendica's git repo!).
* Enabling the background workers (like Michael stated above) fixed it for me.
Moritz Strohm 4 weeks ago
Friendica
@Friendica Support

Friendica (display)



My current best guess for why Twitter shut me off is that I accidentally made a private post, visible to most of my contacts, that tried to mirror to Twitter. Since most of my contacts are Twitter accounts, this meant (I'm guessing) that the bridge rendered this as a bunch of direct mentions or @-mentions or something, trying to make the post to each of those accounts but not to the public.

Given how objectionable Twitter finds this behavior, it would be nice to make it a little harder to do accidentally. Maybe there should be a confirmation popup before bridging a post that's private to a group or to multiple individuals?

All of this depends on my guesses being accurate, of course.
Sonata Green 1 month ago
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Your posts doesn't really looking bad - and the posts aren't posted in high frequency. Isn't there a support that you could ask?
Michael Vogel 1 month ago
Friendica
I dunno. Maybe.
Sonata Green 1 month ago
Matrix
Friendica
@Friendica Support Sagt mal, wie oft wird eigentlich die Warteschlangeabgearbeitet? Gibt es da einen Zeitintervall?
#Friendica
John Doe 1 month ago
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Friendica
Ah ok.... Aber meine Instanz versucht noch seine alten Beiträge abzurufen?
Wieso kommen jetzt auf einmal wieder Beiträge von Dir rein?
John Doe 1 month ago
Friendica
Täglich versuchen die Server, liegengebliebene Beiträge abzuholen.
Michael Vogel 1 month ago
Friendica
@Friendica Support
Achtung.
Ich lösche mal wieder tote Kontakte aus dem Verzeichnis des Helper Forums. Sollte der eine oder andere aus Versehen gekillt werden, bitte wieder verbinden.
Oliver 1 month ago from -friendica
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Von welchem Zeitraum sprichst du.

Fände es irgendwie schön, wenn es einen automatisierten Aufräumprozess in Friendica geben würde. Zumindest das die Global Directory, die contact und gcontact Tabelle nach einer gewissen Zeit die Einträge löscht, bei denen der Server schon länger nicht mehr erreichbar ist
Rabuzarus 1 month ago
Friendica
Die letzte Aufräumaktion ist knappe 10 Monate her, da war die Quote etwas geringer.
Oliver 1 month ago from -friendica