Hello Fediworld 👋
most of the #switchingsocial website is restored - have a look:
Looks great! I'll do something else with that subdomain and cert I made now. Good job bud!
After you make the Grav version, have you given any thought to mirror sites, so we don't have this situation again? Or even just a tarball on a daily cron. I dunno. Just thinking out loud.
@gemlog I think if the website is in sync with a git repository (which the current one is), the biggest step is done. Because everyone can mirror or fork it.
The bigger challenge is not losing a domain name once again. Right now, I am the only one who can manage it (a little messy via strato.de and digitalocean). Would love to have a solution for this.
Same for this mastodon instance/account - but it's hostet via masto.host, should be easier.
@rosnovsky Hi, currently there is only this repo with the plain html files restored from the web archive:
Next goal would be to migrate this to a cms, so the content can be easily updated - maybe like the German fork here via Grav cms:
Then, we can add new functionality 🙂 Search was also on my mind
@switchingsoftware Would you consider Gatsby as a CMS?
it's a markdown-based static generator, that makes authoring, translations and extension really easy (and it's very cool in general :)). I'd be delighted to help migrate it to a more maintainable form, and to introduce search along the way. Gatsby makes "devops" super straightforward, especially when coupled with free hosting on https://netlify.com or https://now.sh (I can help with either!)
@Framasoft I am, the services of Franasoft are linked in multiple places on the site - their work is amazing 🙂
https://switching.software/ethical-alternatives-to-facebook/ mentions that Diaspora has federation for ActivityPub networks like Mastodon. I couldn't find anything to back up that claim. I did find something about Friendica having support for it, and from Friendica to Diaspora. But Diaspora is on a different group of islands.
And Zom switched from XMPP to Matrix apparently (https://switching.software/ethical-alternatives-to-whatsapp-and-skype/)
Concerning diaspora, it says "Friendica is also connected to Mastodon, Diaspora,..." and "Diaspora is also federated with Friendica." I can't find an error 🤔
Concerning Zom, where did you find the info that it switched to Matrix? It's not on their website as far as I can tell.
@switchingsoftware my reading mistake apparently 🙄
And I've read it in the description of Zom messenger in Aurora Droid (the IzzyOnDroid repo has it included):
I think I don't understand. The instagram one is https://switching.software/ethical-alternatives-to-instagram/
If by 'article' you meant the thread you are in?
I'm sorry, I'm really lost as to what you need :-(
Also, I'm not an admin of the new website at https://switching.software/ but I'd like to help you out.
Does that make sense?
@d599f84e @switchingsoftware @LuKaRo
AFAIK, switching.software is just a normal Grav-based website, which is not in the fediverse via any connective protocol. So, 'no'.
If I have this, you want a website with a blog that is connected to the fediverse, so each article is a separate 'post'/'toot'? And can have threads, so ppl can post to it.
Sorry, I'm feeling really dumb at this point.
@d599f84e @switchingsoftware @LuKaRo
(nice flag, thanks :-)
Um write.as. I did glance at it a bit ago, but I never installed it, because I wasn't sure what I would do with YAblogging platform, but now you point this out, it's a Very Good Thing.
Thank you for educating me on this, I will take another look.
Now, again though, I'm not a dev of switching.software. Just a guy who thought I might have to be 'that guy/dev' and crawled the site to rescue the info and structure.
Perhaps he'll pop in.
@clacke This sounds promising. I tried something similar once, but had no idea on the second point: How to find the right thread to embed into the site's comment section.
As the post is generated when the page gets published, there is no way to now the post URL before the page gets published. 🤔 So I think one would need to add the embed in a second step and republish?
@clacke PS: Right now, it seems like we will be working with Hugo, so the solution should work with static sites. 🤔
The version that is currently online, is only a bunch of restored HTML pages without any generator or CMS behind it. That's what we are fixing currently 😅
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