Written by @dessalines and @nutomic, 2020-10-20
We’ve been working at warp speed since our
v0.7.0 release in June, adding over 870 commits since then. :sweat:
Here are some of the bigger changes:
Local, instead of
All, since all would show all federated posts.
Active(previously called hot), and
Hot. Active shows posts with recent comments, hot shows highly ranked posts.
Local( meaning from local communities).
We’d also like to thank both the NLnet foundation for their support in allowing us to work full-time on Lemmy ( as well as their support for other important open-source projects ), those who sponsor us, and those who help translate Lemmy. Every little bit does help. We remain committed to never allowing advertisements, monetizing, or venture-capital in Lemmy; software should be communal, and should benefit humanity, not a small group of company owners.
Federation is finally ready in Lemmy, pending possible bugs or other issues. So for now we suggest to enable federation only on test servers, or try it on our own test servers ( enterprise, ds9, voyager ).
If everything goes well, after a few weeks we will enable federation on dev.lemmy.ml, at first with a limited number of trusted instances. We will also likely change the domain to https://lemmy.ml . Keep in mind that changing domains after turning on federation will break things.
To enable on your instance, edit your lemmy.hjson federation section to
enabled: true, and restart.
The server https://ds9.lemmy.ml has open federation, so after either adding it to the
allowed_instances list in your
config.hjson, or if you have open federation, you don’t need to add it explicitly.
To federate / connect with a server, type in
!firstname.lastname@example.org, in your server’s search box like so.
To connect with the
main community on ds9, the search is
You can then click the community, and you will see a local version of the community, which you can subscribe to. New posts and comments from
!email@example.com will now show up on your front page, or