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@deadsuperhero Yep, just minus the data mining, and plus the open source, federation, indieweb, etc. :)

@switchingsocial @deadsuperhero @writefreely No support for it yet -- we're basically "don't @ me" by default. I'd like to do commenting as an standalone, AP-enabled commenting system that can be integrated into your WriteFreely blog (or any website).

This doesn't explain everything, but here's our discussion around it: discuss.write.as/t/remark-as-p

@iulius Write.as has all the features for hosting on different domains, and ones not included in WriteFreely because they make installation more difficult. Most everything else is the same though.

More detail here: writing.exchange/@matt/1010700

Re-opened registrations on our demo instance, pencil.writefree.ly, for anyone who wants to try it out!

@cj Not at all -- please do! (It can replace Write.as, of course.)

But that's great to hear about the tool rewrite. And again, I'm not sure if you want users implementing things at such a low level in the library, but if you don't mind adding support for those constructors, that'd be great.

And btw, I'm getting a "connection refused" error on go-fed.org right now..

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Aand we just released v0.2!

This version fixes some critical bugs around installation (especially on Windows) and federation. I'd say v0.2 is stable enough to start hosting yourself now.


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@Hamishcampbell Very cool! Would love to know how it goes if you end up using it.

@Hamishcampbell It does support RSS -- feed readers will automatically pick it up, and you can see it by adding /feed/ to your blog URL, e.g.: blog.writefreely.org/feed/

This is meant to be very simple, so if WordPress is more than what you need, it might be a good fit :)

@david @pixelfed Yep, each one is still its own identity. I was recently discussing how we might work around it today: writing.exchange/@matt/1010485

Going to be doing some experimentation with that in the near future.

@cj (I've also run into this problem with Read.as, though with that I'm slowly migrating everything to go-fed, since it needs to do more than WriteFreely does.)

Also, a feature request: if there was an easy way to only generate the code I need so I can get the binary to a much smaller size and shorten compilation time, that would be even better :) I can work around the activity creation for now.

@cj It does use go-fed! At the time, I created a fork so I could quickly hack in a func for sending back an Accept activity: github.com/writeas/activity/co

I know that wasn't the right way to do it, and I think you've made this easier now. But go-fed has been great particularly for parsing requests / activities. The only thing was I found it hard to construct activities, which is why I made this: github.com/writeas/web-core/tr

If go-fed would let me quickly create activities like this, I could use it alone.

@aeveltstra Only from the people who buy our software. We're self-funded; no ads and no VC money. Here's a bit more about that: write.as/principles

We have paid subscriptions on Write.as (write.as/pricing), a paid desktop app (write.as/apps/desktop), and we're trying out hosting for instances (writefreely.org/hosting). There's also Patreon/Liberapay/etc.: writefreely.org/support

@lnxw37a1 Yep, we're keeping things simple right now so we can get the core functionality / smooth installation process nailed down. Then we'll get to photo uploads, comments, etc. :)

Write.as is now ! πŸŽ‰ We've named the software behind it .

WriteFreely lets you self-host a single federated blog or a community of blogs. It's written in Go / , it's lightweight, and runs everywhere -- even on a Raspberry Pi! (We tried 😁)

We just launched v0.1 this weekend, and v0.2 is already coming out early this week. You can try a full demo here: pencil.writefree.ly

Get started with hosting or find a permanent instance here: writefreely.org

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