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Special thanks to goes to @alcinnz for the great work he did on this app. I was lucky enough to find him here in the fediverse a few months ago, and without his expertise, it probably wouldn't have existed for a long time.

The app is out now! :linux:

Version 1.0 has the basics:

* Simple editor
* Auto-saving single draft
* Choose between three fonts (serif, sans-serif, monospace)
* Dark mode (on platforms that support it)
* Save draft as another file
* Publish anonymously to :writeas: Write.as and manage posts via the CLI

Download / install it here: write.as/apps/desktop

Get the code here: code.as/writeas/writeas-gtk

Read more: @blog

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Big announcement coming tomorrow πŸ™‚

(no surprise if you've been following @writeas_dev πŸ˜‰)

I've settled on a self-hosted Debian repo for the CLI and upcoming desktop app. So if you added the Launchpad repo before, you'll want to switch it to updates.writeas.org

If you haven't yet, and want to automatically get updates for the CLI (including v1.2, today's latest release), you can follow the instructions here:

github.com/writeas/writeas-cli

Got our PPA up and running with the latest version of the CLI, so now / users can install it and get its updates by running:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:writeas
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install writeas-cli

I've seen toots here and there about federation over Tor, but I'm not sure exactly how it will work today.

I'll be looking to move that development forward with anyone else working on that as we get closer to the self-hosted version.

Another fun fact about our upcoming self-hosted version: since it's a single executable, serving a blog as a Tor hidden service will be trivial -- just install Tor on your server and point it to the application's listening port.

It's already been tested to work great on the hidden service we've been maintaining for nearly 4 years (writeas7pm7rcdqg.onion), and our Android and CLI clients already support it, too πŸ‘

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Recently had to make some ⚠️ breaking changes to the go-writeas library ⚠️ so if you're using it in any projects, I'd recommend switching from github to our new versioned path as soon as possible: go.code.as/writeas.v1

Blogs are now localized in Turkish πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡·, bringing us to 20 languages we support!

Thanks to Evrim Altay, our latest translator!

write.as/thanks

We now support MathJax! Just go to your blog settings page under the Text Rendering section, and enable MathJax.

Forum discussion here: discuss.write.as/t/new-formatt

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Hey πŸ‘‹ it's easier to follow an account than a hashtag, so I created this one for Read.as.

Read.as is a long-form reader, similar to Feedly, built to be a peaceful place to read things from the fediverse :fediverse: -- particularly from long-form platforms like #Plume, @write_as, #Microblogpub, etc. In the future it'll also support RSS and curating what you read on your own profile.

It's built from scratch to be #FOSS, and is still very early in its development. But...

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The self-hosted version of Write.as is going to have image hosting built-in.

While it makes sense to have this functionality separated in @snap_as today for the hosted platform, it would be a pain for you to have to install and maintain two separate applications just for this.

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New blog and new quick cheap keyboard review jacs.xyz/jelly-comb-wireless-k

Using @write_as for the blog and loving it so far. I know, it's not open source but everything else about it is great, especially the ease of use. And it beats that medium place hands down.

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A very minor update to the CLI, v1.1, is out now: github.com/writeas/writeas-cli

* Adds --user-agent flag
* Fixes `go get`
* Refactors some things

Code is finished on the Linux app -- last thing holding it up is figuring out packaging. Hoping to have that done this week!

Fixed it so you can search for blogs in the fediverse :fediverse: by URL, instead of handle β€” including those on Write.as, our subdomain, or a custom domain.

This is especially useful for custom domains when the username isn't clear β€” e.g. try searching for: we.snap.as

In the pipeline still: a remote follow button on blogs with federation enabled.

We've had full support for right-to-left scripts for while, but thanks to our latest translator, blogs are now also localized in Arabic and Persian. We've also added Esperanto and Tajiki -- together, bringing us to 19 languages supported.

Want to help translate the app? Join here:
poeditor.com/join/project/TIZ6

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far!
write.as/thanks

Would love to see a "disable replies" feature on -- and a way for other platforms to have their choices around replies reflected in the Mastodon UI.

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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Updated list of #ActivityPub projects in development and/or ready to use:

Twitter -> #Mastodon and #Pleroma

DropBox/Google Drive -> @nextcloud

YouTube -> #PeerTube ( @Chocobozzz )

Instagram -> @pixelfed and @anfora

GrooveShark -> @funkwhale

MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm

Medium -> #Plume ( @BaptisteGelez ) and @write_as

Reddit -> @prismo and Anancus ( @tuxether )

Google Calendar -> @calendar_social

Feedly -> #ReadAs ( @write_as )

500px -> @peerpx

#Fediverse #federation

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