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Coil blogs are migrating to Write.as, and to help set folks up for the transition, the WriteFreely app is on sale until June 2nd!

apps.apple.com/app/writefreely

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We recently made some API changes to support a migration on @write_as, so once I bring that over to , we'll release v0.13! That'll likely happen on Monday.

Everything seems to be looking pretty good in v0.13 Release Candidate 1 -- but if you'd like to help debug, please join our demo instance (pencil.writefree.ly/invite/5t5) or grab the latest pre-release: github.com/writefreely/writefr

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Writing a newsletter? Now you can let readers respond directly to you via email! Read more about this on the Remark.as blog.

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We now support custom domains with Unicode characters, so sites like “canopée.quebec” work perfectly. (Thanks to @mathuin for the report and help with testing this!)

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Wondering what one of our featured topics, , is about? Now there's a bit more information about it on the topic page: read.write.as/t/100daystoofflo

In case you missed it, updates will now show up on our official Mastodon account for the project: @writefreely! We'll keep this account limited mostly to Write.as, the hosted WriteFreely service.

Otherwise for bigger, less frequent announcements (like new releases), you can still follow the official WriteFreely blog: @writefreely@blog.writefreely.org.

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Our demo instance is now up to date with v0.13rc1! It even has our new Gopher support enabled 😄

gopher://pencil.writefree.ly

Want to help us test this release candidate? You can join with this invite link: pencil.writefree.ly/invite/KHc

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WriteFreely is a free open federated blogging platform. You can follow the project's brand new main account at:

➡️ @writefreely@writing.exchange

There's also the official blog at:

➡️ @writefreely@blog.writefreely.org

It's designed as an alternative to Medium, more info at the official website writefreely.org

WriteFreely is part of the Fediverse, so you can follow WF accounts from Mastodon.

#WriteFreely #Writing #Blog #Blogs #Blogging #Fediverse #ActivityPub #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #SelfHosting

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v0.13 Release Candidate 1 is here! It includes over a year of changes and improvements, from a new WYSIWYG editor to Web Monetization support to new OAuth provider support.

Read about everything in this latest release and, if you're adventurous, you can upgrade to this Release Candidate today: github.com/writefreely/writefr

If you give it a shot, please share any feedback or bug reports!

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v0.13 Release Candidate 1 is built and ready to go! Just updating some documentation and writing release notes. There were... a lot of changes 😅

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Welcome to the official Mastodon account for the :writefreely2: project! We'll share smaller, more frequent updates here than we do on our official blog (@writefreely@blog.writefreely.org).

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Now I'd like to give people the option to financially support without having to pay for a Write.as subscription. So today I'm launching an Open Collective page for anyone who would like to support the project.

opencollective.com/writefreely

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While the financial incentives behind Write.as (the hosted service) and WriteFreely (the software project) are largely aligned regarding end users, the former only serves one "admin" (me), while the latter serves a wide range of admins and community leaders.

Primarily for that reason, I think the project needs more financial independence; my hope being that it'll produce a better tool for everyone using WF in the long run.

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Now I'd like to give people the option to financially support without having to pay for a Write.as subscription. So today I'm launching an Open Collective page for anyone who would like to support the project.

opencollective.com/writefreely

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I've been slowly splitting off from Write.as, so it can continue evolving as its own healthy FOSS project. We've been building WF-compatible API clients like our Swift library, and recently moved the code to its own GitHub org.

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We've just taken our first steps! Now you can privately reply to @write_as blog posts via email 💌

Read more on @remarkblog: blog.remark.as/introducing-pri

Also, he just started doing office hours for this API library and our iOS app, in case you've been thinking of contributing!

RT @angelostavrow: mastodon.technology/@angelosta

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New to iOS development? Want to contribute to an open-source project, but not sure where to start? Let's chat during my office hours! We can discuss the #WriteFreely codebase and find a great first issue for you to tackle. 🙂

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