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Folks, re-occurring question: What's the best way of accessing a friendica site (I'm on snarl.de) from a mobile (Android) device? Mobile web browser? Are there any apps that work well? TIA, Kristian
Kristian R. 12 hours ago
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Friendica
Vier theme (with no special mobile theme) isn't bad from Firefox/Android
Sandro 7 hours ago
Friendica
I have been using Twidere for some time now, It works well for my needs.
Adam Magness 6 hours ago
Friendica
So I had a problem last night with my Friendica webserver, it was a newly setup VM with LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP), the flavor for Linux was Arch and MySQL fork MariaDB. The problem that occurred was, that MariaDB had the binary log option turned on, which seems to be the standard configuration. MariaDB accumulated gigs of these bin logs, so much, that it used a bit more than 30GB. This completely filled up my virtual HDD, this caused the setup to just deliver a fault message instead of the actual rendered Friendica page.

So I just wanted to share this. For now I switched the bin log off, it seems I still have to manually delete the log files, at least they were still there. Anyone knows if I can just delete this files manually?

@Friendica Support
utzer 1 day ago
Friendica
A few months ago I moved our friendica to another VM and since that day MariaDB logs in binlog. I don't really like it, but haven't had andy problems with it. Only the fact, that it's binary and not easily readable.
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Rebeka Catalina 1 day ago
Friendica
as far as I understand this is not necessary for standalone operation, it is some function that is needed if you sync another database. It just takes up to much space and I don't need that logs.
utzer 1 day ago
Friendica

Frio theme

@UX Watchdogs @Friendica Theme Developer @Friendica Support @Friendica Developers
In the last week there was some discussion about my experimental frio theme.
I decided to summerize some of my thoughts (some have been already highlighted in a german talk) about this theme and friendica. Also with regard to possible committers.

Some perspectives/direction I have thought about in case of the frio theme (which also would affect friendica core).

1.) The private messages page
The list of all messages could be displayed at the left aside. Similar like it's done now when the user has opened a message (in the present state a message-preview is in left aside). But it should be extended as full message list navigation. A list which is scrollable with the last 20-... show more
Rabuzarus 1 day ago
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I would like to have some magic so that we could provide a theme that would override the default theme of the user.
Michael Vogel 48 minutes ago
Friendica
Mhh some things from my side:
This should be optional. And I'm not sure if it's a really good idea. Think about a very special blog theme which user b has installed. If user a is visiting user b profile page it could be that the theme of user a don't show the data as it should displayed.

There are 3 possibilities which come to my mind.
  • a cookie would contain this data
  • the url would contain this data (but this would very limited)
  • a callback to the users node which gets this data with json/xml
  • Rabuzarus 39 minutes ago
    Berlin
    Friendica
    At Transifex the core strings of Friendica have been updated to get translations for the 3.5 release up-to-date.

    If you want to help the project and English is not your mother tongue, translations is a great chance to do so.

    @Friendica Support
    Tobias 1 week ago from open socialverse
    Halle an der Saale
    Friendica
    Hello @Friendica Support
    is it just me or do we have a problem with adding feeds as contacts? I failed to add some WordPress feeds.

    http://www.kraftfuttermischwerk.de/blogg/feed/

    W3C feed validator says feed is valid. But Friendica doesn't recognise the network type. It tries to add this...

    Profil URL: das@kraftfuttermischwerk.de/blogg/feed

    ...instead of a rss feed. :-( I tried this with three different feeds. Same problem.

    Can someone confirm this behavior?

    Thanks.
    Steffen K9 1 week ago
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    merged
    Tobias 1 week ago from open socialverse
    Friendica
    Thank you! It works now. :-)
    Steffen K9 1 week ago
    Friendica
    @Friendica Support I've got problems with dropping contacts. I doesn't matter if I drop only one contact, or if I select more to drop, the result in here is always the same:

    the page starts to load, and it loads and it loads and after some minutes it is still loading. Then I tried to simply refresh the page, but it doesn't help. Closing the tab and open a new one also doesn't help.
    Actually I wait about 5 minutes and if it's still loading I restart the webserver and the database server.

    Has anybody else noticed such problems with dropping contacts?
    Rebeka Catalina 1 week ago
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    yes we should it discuss it in Friendica I think and put the results to github. I merly meant tha status for include it in 3.5 or push it alog the way ;-)
    Tobias 1 week ago from open socialverse
    Friendica
    Hmm it's nothing for 3.5. It is much work. I opened the issue but this doesn't mean that I'm the one who solves this. Like I said that would be a complete rewrite and I'm afraid to touch such a big part.
    Maybe I will experiment with some stuff. But therefore I need much time and I don't know when this will be.
    But before starting something like this, we should make a solvable plan how we want it ;-)
    Rabuzarus 1 week ago
    Friendica
    It's me or /parse_url/ (the mod used to get embed code from "web link" dialog in jot) is returning an empty page all the time?

    @Friendica Developers @Friendica Support
    Fabio 2 weeks ago
    Friendica
    How can I test this? Adding a link in the editor and watching the browser console?
    Steffen K9 1 week ago
    Friendica
    Mmmh.. on a second check, the page I tried to add as web link was https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3053711 and it's full javascript..
    The parse_url request is
    https://kirgroup.com/parse_url?binurl=68747470733a2f2f737570706f72742e6d6963726f736f66742e636f6d2f656e2d75732f6b622f33303533373131&_=1463569991226
    which looks like returns an empty string.
    I think isn't a good think to return an empty string. at least a [url]link[/url] tag should be returned always
    Fabio 1 week ago
    Halle an der Saale
    Friendica
    Hallo @Friendica Support
    ich habe da mal ein Bitte an die Devs...


    [feature request] please make admin/users sortable · Issue #2516 · friendica/friendica

    Hello,
    my friendica node has 67 registered users at the moment. Which means that the admin/users page became a little bit crowded. And I hope it gets even worse in the future. So, to have a better overview it would be nice to have a possibility to sort the list of users. I wish it would be possible to click on every heading and the table gets automagically sorted.


    Danke! :-)
    Steffen K9 2 weeks ago
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    :-)
    Fabio 2 weeks ago
    Friendica
    Thank you very much, @Fabio :beer :-)
    Steffen K9 2 weeks ago
    Friendica
    If I put two links into a post it will only handle one of the attachments correctly. Anyone has this problem?

    The picture is from the preview, but it also looked like that in the post that I deleted again.

    Image/photo

    @Friendica Support
    utzer 2 weeks ago
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    I stood outside the attachment element. That's something, which is clear, because text which I write there, does not belong to that delivered stuff.
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    Rebeka Catalina 2 weeks ago
    Friendica
    The problem that the text put by me appeard as preview-text disappeared somewhen.
    But in my view there's still something not really correct. I've create a posting, with a link and a little description below.
    Rebeka Catalina 2 weeks ago
    Friendica
    @Friendica Support
    Immer wieder lese ich von develop branch von Friendica, was es wieder neues gibt und dass dieser auch stabil läuft. Daher frage ich mich, lohnt sich ein Wechsel vom master auf den develop branch? Was bringt mir das?
    Und falls ja, kann mir einer genau sagen, wie ich bei git den branch wechsle?
    Michi 2 weeks ago
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    Ok, danke für den Hinweis. Hat bis jetzt nur einen kurz höheren Load gegeben, mehr noch nicht.
    Michi 2 weeks ago
    Friendica
    Was mir bis jetzt besonders positiv auffällt (neben kleinen schönen Anpassungen), dass sich die Performance sich stark spürbar gesteigert hat. Super, Danke für die viele Arbeit! @Michael Vogel
    Michi 2 weeks ago
    Friendica
    @Friendica Support I got a notification, that somebody from diaspora tagged me in a posting. I viewed the posting, but nowhere appeared my name - so I asked him, why I don't see the tag/mention and he told me, that he didn't tag me at all.

    This is the second one - the first happened about two weeks ago in a posting from gnusocial.

    Do you have an idea, what could be the reason?
    Rebeka Catalina 2 weeks ago
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    Hmmm, so twitter, diaspora and gnusocial - sounds like something got triggered somewhere accidentally, not?
    Rebeka Catalina 2 weeks ago
    Friendica
    Maybe. The notification part was centralized some time ago.
    Michael Vogel 2 weeks ago
    Friendica
    @Friendica Support

    How can I debug why Messages are not sent to Twitter anymore?
    utzer 3 weeks ago
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    OK, es lag daran, dass er die php nicht gefunden hat, was ja logisch ist. Jetzt hab ich relativ viel CPU Last und der Poller forkt auch ordentlich, so wie eingestellt, ich teste dann nochmal.
    utzer 2 weeks ago
    Friendica
    OK it is working now, all the Test post have been sent, it's like a flood. ;-)

    Thanks for pointing me in that direction @Michael Vogel !
    utzer 2 weeks ago
    Friendica
    Hello fellow friendica users, I was just wondering how you federation statistic looks like? Mine is was following:
    Friendica (361)
    Diaspora (267)
    redmatrix (38)
    hubzilla (92)
    GNU Social (168)
    StatusNet (19)

    Thanks for sharing.



    @Friendica Support
    utzer 3 weeks ago
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    where do you see those stats?
    Michael MD 2 weeks ago
    utzer 2 weeks ago
    Friendica
    So I come closer to moving my Friendica server, I did some test runs with transferring the 5.5GB database this afternoon. It seems to work fine. I used a nice pipe through SSH which really is great.
    mysql destinationDB < <(ssh -C user@source.server "mysqldump sourceDB")<br />
    more details: http://tltech.com/info/mysql-via-ssh/

    I will probably play a bit with the consistency check of tables to see how that works and will then switch of the webserver on the source server, will change the DNS entry to the new server. On the new server I got to do some stuff to get letsencrypt running for the new domain.

    Any other tips about things I should not miss?

    @Friendica Support
    utzer 3 weeks ago
    Friendica
    I get this message when clicking on the plugin buttons under settings.

    replace_macros: Unable to load template file 'addon/remote_permissions/view/templates/settings.tpl'
    Samuel-James: Tassia 3 weeks ago
    Friendica
    You do have the Remote Permissions addon active right?
    Tobias 3 weeks ago from open socialverse
    Friendica
    For me (using develop branch) activating the addon does not result in such error messages.
    Tobias 3 weeks ago from open socialverse
    Friendica
    How was it again, if I get this fault, why is it showing if 151 isn't exceeded?
    [DEBUG]:poller.php:187:poller_max_connections_reached Connection usage (system values): 3/151
    @Friendica Support @Michael Vogel
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    utzer 3 weeks ago
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    oh ok, get it, it is just printing the variable to the log or something like that. Thanks!!
    utzer 3 weeks ago
    Friendica
    Jepp.
    Michael Vogel 3 weeks ago
    Friendica
    What does my webserver need to send the notifications? Do I need a full email server set up?

    @Friendica Support
    utzer 3 weeks ago
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    Yeah, that is why I asked @michael_md
    utzer 2 weeks ago
    Friendica
    mention did not work... @Michael MD
    utzer 2 weeks ago
    in the restaurant at the end of the universe
    Friendica
    @Friendica Support
    @Friendica Foundation
    @Friendica Developers

    Hallo,
    ich bin am Überlegen, ob und wie ich einen Flyer für Hubzilla erstelle.
    Nun habe ich in diesem Thema noch keine Erfahrung.
    Für Friendica gab es ja schon Vorträge. Habt Ihr da Flyer verteilt?
    Wenn ja wie sehen/sahen diese aus?

    Ich möchte Euer Layout nicht kopieren oder sowas wie eine Gegenüberstellung zwischen den Projekten machen, sondern lediglich ein Beispiel haben, wie so etwas erstellt wird...

    Mögt jemand von Euch mir einen Tipp geben?
    liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende
    Micha
    Michael Meer 3 weeks ago
    Friendica
    Es gibt einen Friendica-Flyer, aber ich finde ihn nicht sooooo grafisch überzeugend.

    Ich mag die Flyer, die man aufklappen muss, wie diese hier:

    https://wiki.piratenpartei.de/wiki/images/c/c0/PP_Bund_BTW13_Faltblatt_Vorderseite.pdf
    https://wiki.piratenpartei.de/wiki/images/3/34/PP_Bund_BTW13_Faltblatt_Rueckseite.pdf

    Oder diese hier:
    https://wiki.piratenpartei.de/wiki/images/0/0c/EuropaFlyer2014_DIN6lang_vorne_alternativbge.pdf
    https://wiki.piratenpartei.de/wiki/images/d/df/EuropaFlyer2014_DIN6lang_hinten_alternativ.pdf

    Du solltest auf keinen Fall eine kleinere Schrift als dort verwenden und auch nicht mehr Text. Nur eine Schriftart, maximal zwei Schriftgrößen, kein Blocksatz. Wichtig sind Grafiken zur Auflockerung, insbesondere auf der Frontseite.
    Michael Vogel 3 weeks ago
    Friendica
    Ich danke Dir!
    Michael Meer 3 weeks ago
    Friendica
    Next question, what does "Enable OStatus support OStatus support can only be enabled if threading is enabled." in the admin settings mean?

    @Friendica Support
    utzer 3 weeks ago
    Friendica
    OK, got it. Sorry to bother.
    utzer 3 weeks ago
    Friendica
    I set up a testserver to prepare for my friendica migration. I choose Arch Linux for the servers OS because I like Arch and a good friend knows it very well also.
    I did set up friendica, I get up to the sign up screen. Somehow all the pictures in the webpage don't load via HTTPS, I got to figure out why. My server most likely is not able to send any emails, so I choose the same email address as provided during the installation and I entered a password for the signup. This mean I should not need to be able to receive any email. I can't log in with that new user, not sure why.

    Could it be a HTTPS problem? Could the HTTPS trouble be a setting of friendica?

    I am too tired now, but I will check again the next days.

    Oh the server is behind a nginx proxy, but the proxying seems to be working, at least it seems so.

    If you have any ideas/tips, just drop them here.

    @Friendica Support
    utzer 3 weeks ago
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    I am glad you managed to sort it out. Personally I am just a user who was facing similar problem so I chimed in. Michael Vogel mentioned that current development branch behaviour is better in this regard. You can also have a look through tickets at Github:

    friendica/friendica

    Tomas Sobek 3 weeks ago
    Friendica
    I am on the developement branch, I switched to it as @Michael Vogel suggested it. Thanks for the help.
    utzer 3 weeks ago