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📣 NEW: Releases - yarn - v0.14.0

yarnd v0.14 Silicon Sphinx

Hello Yarners! 🤗

Long time no release! We have a pretty big 0.14 release and we are already prepping our 0.15 features!

First of all a big thanks to everybody who has given all of their time and effort to help become a better platform every day.

Without further ado, here are the following changes for our 0.14 release!


The biggest highlight of them all is that is now available on the Vultr Marketplace! 🥳

Before we mention the fixes here are some fantastic new features found in this release:

  • Added support for muting by subject and hash.
  • Tool created for computing the on-disk Archive path for a given Twt hash.
  • deployment documentation.
  • Poderator alert system for displaying pod wide messages.
  • Support for displaying custom links in profiles, both locally and external facing profiles.
  • Read More option to shrink large walls of text. Javascript required.
  • Link Verification option, a popup modal box on links, for those extra cautious folk. Javascript required.
  • Third party tracker removal. Removes most (if not all) social media and other service attributes on links. Javascript required.
  • Replies to users or feeds who have been muted will display a ‘muted’ message.
  • Realtime feed fetching using WebSub.
  • Added additional metrics and debugging API for WebSub.
  • IndieAuth endpoint support.
  • Updated multiline extension for twtxt.
  • Updated PicoCSS

And now for the important noteworthy bug-fixes: 🐞

  • A multitude of CSS and general UI/UX fixes. This will always be a constant battle!
  • Memory surge fix by disabling daily stats job.
  • Fix errors from bad hashes with the /conv handler.
  • Fix mentions functionality of the formatting toolbar.
  • Fix multiple image stacking.
  • Fix postbox keeping text in various cases.
  • Fix image rendering regression.
  • Fix panic errors during user lookups.
  • Fix several language translations.

As per usual, please provide feedback to or reply to this Yarn 🤗

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📣 NEW: There is now a permanent Demo Pod available at as of today!

The landing page has also been updated to link to the Demo Pod too.

If ever you weren’t sure wtf even is, or why it matters, you are more than welcome to play around with the Demo Pod, just be aware that it is isolated from the rest of the network, and we will wipe it at any time without warning or notice, it’s just a demo 😅 (probably we’ll wipe it only once per release of yarnd – the software backend).

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📣 FYI: I am going to have to temporarily shut down the global search service as it’s currently killing my infra with excessive CPU and I/O utilization. Sorry folks 😅 I will investigate why when I have time/bandwidth and try to address the “problem”. 🤗

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📣 NEW: I realize we’re still in a “code freeze” for’s backend yarnd; however I wanted to share a new feature that just got built this weekend.


This means the following two experimental features are not complementary and can hopefully both be promoted soon™ 🤞

  • moving_average_feed_refresh
  • websub

I would encourage anyone that normally runs yarnd from the main branch or the prologic/yarnd:latest Docker Image to give this a try and report any issues you come across!

You can enable this feature websub or both websub and moving_average_feed_refresh
in your Manage Pod UI and entering the features there one per line and
hitting “Save”.

Thank you! 🙇‍♂️

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📣 NEW: Releases - yarn - v0.13.0 - Aluminium Amarok

Hello Yarners! 🤗

What a month (and a bit) it has been! 😅 During this time we’ve closed out
78 Pull Requests, 55 Issues from the hard work of 8 contributors over 174 commits!

This release yarnd v0.13 is special because this will be the last release
for a while. The project will be entering a “feature freeze” whilst the developers
and active contributors slow down a bit and work on some other much-needed components.

We will be working on improving documentation, deployment guides, builtin pages
and other supporting services and components in the ecosystem. In addition a
decision has been made to relicense all software components under a new license
(AGPLv3) going forward. We hope this will not affect contributions in any way but
will also serve to protect what we’ve all worked so hard to build.

But don’t worry! We will still be committing to main, we just won’t be adding
and new significant new features for a while.

Without further ado, here are the following changes for our 0.12 release!


First the important noteworthy bug-fixes: 🐞

  • Fixed various rendering issues with blockquote(s) and code snippets.
  • Fixed image alt and title rendering
  • Fixed various Cache consistency bugs
  • Fixed privacy issue in “Mentions” view
  • Fixed support for WebMentions and cross-pod mentions
  • Fixed weird behaviour when accidentally posting an empty Twt

And finally the new shiny new features! 🥳

  • Pod Owner/Operators (Poderators) can now edit Pod pages in data/pages/<name>.md and changes are reflected live!
  • Users that reply to someone they don’t follow now correctly @-mention them.
  • Users can now @-mention cross-pod as well as any Twtxt-supported feed using the now well supported syntax @nick
  • Added first-class support for GIF(s) 🦋 Finally! 😅
  • Added support for fetching feeds over gemini://
  • Added support for Twitter Summary Card
  • Added support for pressing Escape to cancel a Reply
  • Added support for configuring Twts Per Page in Manage Pod

As per usual, please provide feedback to or reply to this Yarn 🤗

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📣 PSA: To all Poderators…

Please don’t forget to ensure that the following “Blocked Feeds” patterns exist in your Pods:


Thank you 🙇‍♂️

PS: These are btw defaults for new pods, so please make sure your pod has these configured 👌

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📣 FYI: Be aware of the following commit as you upgrade your Pod(s)

* cfd9397 2022-01-30 | Fix blocked feeds configuration and add some default blocked feed patterns (HEAD -> main, origin/main) [James Mills]

If you have never used the “Blocked Feeds” configuration option from the command-line flags, then you do not need to worry.

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📣 PSA: At this point I believe it is prudent to postpone the upcoming yarn v0.13.x release until this weekend. Sorry for any inconvenience (probably none, since most current/active poderators seem to run the main branch anyway 😅) – Thank you! 🙇‍♂️

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