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Takahē Project

@takahe@jointakahe.org

The official account for the Takahē ActivityPub server. We love to toot!

Read more about us at jointakahe.org

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We've upgraded takahe.social to our new UI design! You can see an example of the project profile at takahe.social/@takahe@jointaka - and there's even a working full text search for a profile's posts now.

This release will come out soon as 0.9 once we've done a bit more polishing and bugfixing - you can read aeracode.org/2023/04/29/refact by @andrew for more on the new direction!

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Takahē 0.11 is out!

As we say goodbye to Python 3.10, we'd like to welcome @astraluma as our new developer! She will be jumping in to help a lot with the day-to-day operations, so Andrew can get some breathing room.

Other than that, it's just a big pile of bug fixes and minor improvements.

Takahē 0.11 is out!

As we say goodbye to Python 3.10, we'd like to welcome @astraluma as our new developer! She will be jumping in to help a lot with the day-to-day operations, so Andrew can get some breathing room.

Other than that, it's just a big pile of bug fixes and minor improvements.

My process of writing a blog post is apparently still an hour of just writing at rapid speed as if I was talking about it, and then going back and copy-editing out all the commas I naturally add where I'd pause and add emphasis during a talk.

Takahē 0.10 is finally released! This is mostly performance and stability updates, but there's plenty of bugfixes to federation and the client app API as well.

docs.jointakahe.org/en/latest/

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Takahe fanart!

I made full-color vinyl stickers of the Takahe mascot. I didn't have quite the right colours but I think it came out nicely.

@takahe

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Takahē 0.9 is finally out, with our UI revamp and a whole bunch more: docs.jointakahe.org/en/latest/

Post pinning is now in and working thanks to @christof - plus we've got some compatability fixes in for mentions, bot accounts, and more. 0.9 soon!

We've upgraded takahe.social to our new UI design! You can see an example of the project profile at takahe.social/@takahe@jointaka - and there's even a working full text search for a profile's posts now.

This release will come out soon as 0.9 once we've done a bit more polishing and bugfixing - you can read aeracode.org/2023/04/29/refact by @andrew for more on the new direction!

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Wrote up some thoughts about @takahe and a refactor/redesign I'm doing, with the aim of more customisable profiles and proper domain separation: aeracode.org/2023/04/29/refact

(also, maybe we can support BlueSky/AT as well? Who knows!)

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We've brought forward the 0.8 release (ahead of some of the bigger features landing) to get a security fix out - so it's now available: docs.jointakahe.org/en/latest/

We recommend upgrading as soon as possible if you're running 0.7 or below!

Now we have access, we've fixed our initial API bugs with @ivory and it should work pretty seamlessly now from first login!

Takahē 0.7 is now released! Blocking! Emoji admin! Announcements! Loads of quality of life fixes! Read more at docs.jointakahe.org/en/latest/

We've also launched a Patreon for those who want to help us out financially - that's over at patreon.com/takahe

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Signups on takahe.social are now open until we hit 100 users! If you'd like an account, head to takahe.social/auth/signup/

Version 0.6.1 is out - lots of bugfixes (to the client API especially), as well as the ability to set profile metadata, fetching the history of reply threads, and optional infinite scroll! docs.jointakahe.org/en/latest/

It's been a lot of work, but Takahē 0.6 is finally here! docs.jointakahe.org/en/latest/

Among other features, this includes initial Mastodon Client API support (for existing client apps), custom emoji support, reporting and moderation queues, and a lot of UI and efficiency improvements.

There's still plenty more to do, but we're excited to get to a point where a new community could be run on Takahē. We'll be opening up takahe.social registrations soonish too!

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OK, so here are my notes on getting @takahe to work in less than 512MB of RAM on the equivalent of a Raspberry Pi 2 (spoiler: I'm throttling it a bit):

taoofmac.com/space/blog/2022/1

Also, it works with pretty well, so I'm going to test other stuff (like serverless) soon.

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Takahē 0.6 is now almost ready for release, with a lot of new features including emoji support, client API support, reporting and a moderation queue.

We're going to bake it for a few days here on takahe.social - if you'd like an invite, we're now giving some out if you read through jointakahe.org/takahesocial/ and follow the instructions in there!

Progress is going well towards the next release! We're particularly excited about custom emoji Emoji takahe Emoji takahe

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I almost missed it, but @takahe is now officially a whole month old. How time has flown!

(And also wow, did I write a lot of code that mostly seems decent)

We've released Takahē version 0.5! docs.jointakahe.org/en/latest/

Image posting and hashtags are the headline improvements this time around, but there's plenty of smaller fixes. We're going to spend the next few weeks focusing on stability and community-required features, so people can start using it with more trust!

As a celebration of image posting (mostly) working, here is a takahē, the bird we named the project after!

They were once thought extinct, but are now part of a successful recovery programme that's slowly increasing their numbers (which you can donate to at nznaturefund.org/projects/taka if you like!)

Takahē 0.4 is released!

You can see full details on docs.jointakahe.org/en/latest/, but the highlights this time are post editing, deletion, replies, and the start of our moderation systems, with defederation.

Onwards! Towards... image uploading?

After a rapid three weeks of development, it's the first official release! aeracode.org/2022/11/24/takahe

This is a mark that we've reached the "alpha" feature set, so it's nowhere near complete, but what's there mostly works.

We now have a Discord server! If you'd like to chat, please come over to discord.gg/qvQ39tAMvf

*tap* *tap* Is this thing on? Hello? Hello!

It only made sense to host an "official" account for Takahē on itself; let's hope it's stable enough to make that work out.