how do you deal with the discontinuation of #ostatus support in Mastodon? My current solution is to keep my old GS account active to be able to follow and interacti with GNUSocial and PostActiv users ...

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@lohang are there still postActiv users? It's code forge and website have been offline for ages and I think it's pretty much a dead project. I'm not sure there's much more work being done on GS these days.
@clacke

@strypey @clacke oh I had no idea about #PostActiv 's situation. I assumed it was due to some federation issue that I didn't get to see @maiyannah@community.highlandarrow.com 's posts in a while :-/

I still interact with several GS users though, and these interactions started way back in #identica days, so I value them highly

@lohang I hope GS finishes/ merges their AP implementation soon, so they can become compatible with most of the fediverse (Mastodon was one of the few projects that even had OStatus support). But we've been waiting a while and I'm not holding my breath.
@clacke

@lohang like @clacke says, is a solution, or a instance with the not-Zot federation plug-in working.

@lohang @clacke @strypey Thing are happening here https://notabug.org/diogo/gnu-social/ and the idea is to merge with mmn when things are ready I believe.

@tuttle wow, that looks very active :) Thanks for sharing the link. They should update the gnu.io webpage to reflect this. @clacke @strypey

@lohang Agreed. The disconnect between the public face (homepage etc) and active dev group leaves me with the impression that the original maintainers have mostly abandoned the project, but haven't handed over the keys to their successors. A few updates about the current status over official channels would do a lot to reassure everyone about the sustainability of the project.
@tuttle @clacke @lnxw48a1

@strypey Look at Diogo's repo on Notabug. That's where current GS work is happening.

@lnxw48a1
so I've heard, but why is the only current dev work on GS happening in a private repo with no obvious link from the main repo? This in itself a sign of a project running on fumes.
@lohang

@strypey @lohang Because there was an error in the antispam that wiped Diogo's account in the main repo.

@strypey [slightly off topic, and stating the obvious] I no longer see or receive @lnxw48a1@nu.federati.net 's posts :(

@lohang really? Hmm. I'm on Mastodon and I am. Maybe our admins are a bit behind on updating the server, or maybe they've modified the source code they're using to keep OStatus support? Can you shed any light @lightweight ?

@strypey @lohang we're running a pretty vanilla instance of mastodon 2.9.0 on Docker...

@clacke @strypey By the look of it, yes. I don't see posts from @fsf@status.fsf.org , @rms@gnusocial.no and several others too.

@clacke @lohang @strypey Yeah... Mastodon has switched off OStatus support in more recent updates.

@lohang @strypey is it possible you've accidentally blocked that account/server?

@lightweight @strypey not only his instance, all the other GS instances/accounts I've subscribed to are now inaccessible from here. Examples I just checked include @fsf@status.fsf.org @rms@gnusocial.no etc...

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