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  • Friendica 2021.09 released by news (2021-09-25 17:43)
    Friendica 2021.09 releasedThe summer sprint is over and we are happy to announce the availability of the new stable release of Friendica “Siberian Iris” 2021.09. It contains more then 160 pull requests from seven contributors and updates to several language packages from the translation teams.For a detailed overview of the changes, please have a look at the https://git.friendi.ca/friendica/friendica/src/branch/stable/CHANGELOG. The highlights of the release are scheduled postings (scheduling is done in the permissions of a posting https://friendi.ca/screenshot_2021-08-21-friendica-social-network-scheduled-postings/),the notification system got an overhaul, andadmins can now browse the logs https://friendi.ca/screenshot_2021-08-21-friendica-social-network-admin/ more comfortable in the admin panel. How to Update Please note: With the release of 2021.09 Friendica does require at least PHP version 7.2 or above. Known issues with PHP 8 are collected in the issue tracker https://github.com/friendica/friendica/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+label%3Aphp8.0 at github. Updating from old Friendica versions If you are updating from an older version than the 2020.03 release, please first update your Friendica instance to that version https://friendi.ca/2020/03/30/friendica-red-hot-poker-2020-03-released/. Pre-Update Procedures Ensure that the last backup of your Friendica installation was done recently. We had no problems reported during the upgrade process from 2021.07 to the 2021.09 release candidate, so hopefully you will have a smooth transition. Using Git Updating from the git repositories should only involve a pull from the Friendica core repository and addons repository, regardless of the branch (stable or develop) you are using. Remember to update the dependencies with composer as well. So, assuming that you are on the stable branch, the commands to update your installation to the 2021.09 release would be cd friendicagit pullbin/composer.phar install --no-devcd addongit pull If you want to use a different branch then the stable one, you need to checkout the branch before your perform the git pull.Pulling in the dependencies with composer will show some deprecation warning, we will be working on that in the upcoming release. Using the Archive Files If you had downloaded the source files in an archive file (tar.gz) please download the current version of the archive from https://files.friendi.ca/friendica-full-2021.09.tar.gz (sha256 https://files.friendi.ca/friendica-full-2021.09.tar.gz.sum256) and friendica-addons 2021.09.tar.gz https://files.friendi.ca/friendica-addons-2021.09.tar.gz (sha256 https://files.friendi.ca/friendica-addons-2021.09.tar.gz.sum256) and unpack it on your local computer.As many files got deleted or moved around, please upload the unpacked files to a new directory on your server (say friendica_new) and copy over your existing configuration (config/local.config.php and config/addon.config.php) and .htaccess files. Afterwards rename your current Friendica directory (e.g. friendica) to friendica_old and friendica_new to friendica.The files of the dependencies are included in the archive (make sure you are using the friendica-full-2021.09 archive), so you don’t have to worry about them. Post Update Tasks The database update should be applied automatically, but sometimes it gets stuck. If you encounter this, please initiate the DB update manually from the command line by running the script bin/console dbstructure update from the base of your Friendica installation. If the output contains any error message, please let us know using the channels mentioned below.Please note, that some of the changes to the database structure will take some time to be applied, depending on the size of your Friendica database. Known Issues None at the time of writing. How to Contribute If you want to contribute to the project, you don’t need to have coding experience. There are a number of tasks listed in the issue tracker with the label “Junior Jobs https://github.com/friendica/friendica/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+label%3A%22Junior+Jobs%22” we think are good for new contributors. But you are by no means limited to these – if you find a solution to a problem (even a new one) please make a pull request at https://github.com/friendica/friendica or let us know in the development forum https://forum.friendi.ca/profile/developers.Contribution to Friendica is also not limited to coding. Any contribution to the documentation https://github.com/friendica/friendica/tree/develop/doc, the translation https://www.transifex.com/Friendica/friendica/dashboard/ or advertisement materials is welcome or reporting a problem. You don’t need to deal with Git(Hub) or Transifex if you don’t like to. Just get in touch https://forum.friendi.ca/profile/helpers with us and we will get the materials to the appropriate places.Thanks everyone who helped making this release possible and have fun!friendi.ca/2021/09/25/friendic…
  • Friendica Hackathon 2021 by news (2021-09-18 10:37)
    Friendica Hackathon 2021Following our tradition of annual Hackathons we will gather together at the first weekend in October (Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd). As it was the case last year, the 2021 Hackathon will be online again. Further information on how to join will be posted in this conversation in the developers Forum. https://forum.friendi.ca/display/f3ad7b1c-1861-1e33-7241-468583361541If you want to join the Hackathon, please do so! No programming skills required for discussions and feedback is welcome.friendi.ca/2021/09/18/friendic…

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