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FYI, for users of the Opera browser, you can install the Mokum Chrome extension (or just about any other Chrome extension), if you install this Opera add-on, first. :) https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/download-chrom...
Dear friends, we've enabled donation page for the third fundraising in history of Mokum: https://mokum.place/about/donate PayPal and Bitcoin are accepted. We need to raise €2410. Thank you!
I'd like to share what's going on with Mokum development. The roadmap that we've compiled about a year ago is still relevant, here is the updated version: https://trello.com/b/KCM5x1Xc/mokumplace-roadmap-2016q4-2017q4. Since beginning of this year I was mostly working on two things: reimplementing images support and reimplementing frontend code. Images are mostly done, only a little bit of final migration is needed (and it will bring slightly better avatars). Frontend stuff is basically a lot of technical debt that needs to be paid off. Almost every other bugfix or new feature requires this change, because of improved velocity. This effort is currently visible mostly in the new posting form, which is around 75% finished. Combined, images and new posting form allowed to implement sharing bookmarklet and extension (https://mokum.place/sh) that were one of the most popular requests during last voting. All this work happens slower than I thought but quite steady, so I hope to finish it this autumn. After that is finished many well-known bugs will be fixed and improved, the list is quite long.
Mokum budget proposal, September 2017 - September 2018. We need to raise 2410 EUR. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WWhjn3-2--oLv4s0wfvKD... We'd like to migrate to newer/better servers this September. The Paypal Button and BTC address will be announced a bit later. Comments welcome. Thank you, #mokum-budget
Mokum financial report, December 2016-July 2017: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wm9Jomjxga_ICRJSfH-Nu... TLDR: €2046.81 spent so far, out of €2225.6 raised. We spend €170/month on average (which is a bit more than I would like, will do something about that). We'll probably have another fundraiser next Friday. Thank you for your support! #mokum-budget
For Pale Moon users that would like to use the new Mokum sharing extension, instead of the bookmarklet, but can't install it because Pale Moon doesn't support WebExtensions, you can use the Custom Buttons extension, found here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/custom-buttons/ Then visit this XML link and hit the Install button on the right side of the page: http://appsapps.info/stuff/Mokum-ID0.xml Then right click any toolbar in Pale Moon and go to Customize, to add the new button wherever you want it. This button is based on the official Mokum bookmarklet, but unlike the bookmarklet, you are not restricted to keeping it on your bookmarks toolbar. You can put it on any other toolbar, as shown in my screenshot.
"Mentions" page was reimplemented as a standard list of posts: https://mokum.place/filter/mentions. It contains posts that a) mention you by username; b) link to your posts; c) link to your k-texts. I'm not sure that selection criteria are completely right, e.g. it looks like your direct messages should not be there, but that could be fixed.
💶💵 Mokum financial report, August 2016-March 2017: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wm9Jomjxga_ICRJSfH-Nu... TLDR: €1254 out of €2225 spent so far on servers and backup storage 💻. We spend €156/month on average, so we have enough money till October 🎉, so the next fundraising will happen around September 🍂☔. Thank you for your support! 😍 #mokum-budget
Dear friends, let me introduce to you https://movdut.0xd8.org/, which is a kind of Mokum-based social app that facilitates whatever between mutually interested users, allowing matched users to whatever. It was developed by @vadikas as a reimplementation of well-known "Vduting" application which was quite popular in Russian Friendfeed (including its wildly successful "Vuzhing" offshoot). Here we go again.
Dear friends, we've released new images engine. Main features are: a) thumbnails are delivered in optimal size, perfectly resized for your screen width (and fully Retina- and similar technologies ready). This is especially useful for mobile phones because it conserves bandwidth. Additionally, if your Android device is in "data savings" mode then thumbnail images are compressed even further; b) Uploaded images are post-processed, e.g. removing EXIF tags for privacy. c) There will be no more issues with half-broken animated GIF files, because we no longer transcode GIF files. d) issue with some photos being too dark is finally resolved; f) additionally, several bugs with image layout engine were fixed, so that screen is better used, especially on smaller devices. There are several more things that need to be implemented, both user-visible and under-the-hood, but this could be declared v1.
Dear friends, https://VK.com recently permanently disallowed playing audio tracks uploaded to your user accounts on third-party sites (including Mokum). This was done quite abruptly. There were 514 tracks from vk.com shared by 68 users on Mokum. VK.com was the first music sharing service we've implemented, and it was done almost exactly a year ago. I've removed audio player (because it now always plays small jingle suggesting you to go to VK.com), and only the link to the site search page is left (e.g.: https://mokum.place/squadette/122248). Mokum continues supporting https://bandcamp.com (they seem to be doing quite well, which is really great), http://soundcloud.com, https://www.mixcloud.com/, and direct mp3 URLs, including Dropbox links. Sorry for the inconvenience,
Mokum financial report, August 2016-November 2016: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wm9Jomjxga_ICRJSfH-Nu... TLDR: €2225.6 (€1890 + €335.6 left from previous fundraising), €602 spent so far. We spend €150/month on average. (NB: I made a mistake in budget proposal and included only one server. Sorry about that!) Thank you for your support! #mokum-budget