Where next for brutaldon?
Over the last couple of evenings and lunch breaks, I added basic polling
support to brutaldon. You can view polls and vote in them, without needing
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Intercooler.JS, the way a lot of things in brutaldon are.
So I’ve said I may not actually implement form posting.
Two spanners in the works, though.
- A user might start composing text before choosing to add polls or media. This problem already exists with the existing short posting form, and I could probably live with it.
- Pleroma probably supports posts with both polls and media (and more than
4 media items, and more than 4 poll choices) because of course they do.
But not every front-end offers the same features, so I can probably just
impose arbitrary restrictions on my Pleroma users.
For a little while brutaldon has supported multiple accounts. However, it only supports switching between them. If you want to, for example, use a different account to boost a post than the one you discovered it with, you have to go the long way around: copy the URL of the post, switch accounts, search for the URL, boost it, switch back accounts. Some Android clients like Subway Tooter and Fedilab allow you to do this without switching accounts.
I meant to do this before polls because it’s more important to me, but other users have said they wanted polls.
Germinal has configuration support now, by environment variable, or command line. At some point I will update the systemd service file to source environment variables from a file in /etc/defaults/.
I plan on updating the directory listing page generator to the point of rewriting it, but I’m waiting to see how the link syntax shakes out. I still like title-first links, because they let your text be formatted more readably. But someone pointed out that URL-first links make it much easier to have links without titles, and that’s a thing people might reasonably want. So I’m going to let other people decide, and then I’ll implement.