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Mastodon -> Pleroma 

I know I already bring this up before, but here I ask again: would be an issue for you guys to migrate from Mastodon to Pleroma?

Mastodon is really heavy, has a complex structure (3 different mastodon services, 1 postgresql, 1 redis) and somehow "castrated" by default, forcing to switch to a fork of it (glitch-soc, which works but of course have a "use at your own risk" disclaim) and sometimes it's a real PITA to update.

Actually, has 463 users registered, but only about 15-20% of them are active.

Now, an eventual migration to Pleroma will take some times, probably a day but you will keep your toots and your followers.
(see gitlab.com/soapbox-pub/migrato).

I'm going to make another poll on another toot for this decision, but I really hope to make the switch. It will means less maintenance, less downtime, less issues thanks to a minor complexity...

Let me know your thoughts.

re: Mastodon -> Pleroma 

@mdallastella I think I prefer the multi-column design from Mastodon. However, I'll go with whatever you think is best.

re: Mastodon -> Pleroma 

@schaueho The Mastodon ui is been ported to Pleroma, you can choose between the two.

re: Mastodon -> Pleroma 

@mdallastella This is great news, and that you found a good migration script, too!

I've grown fond of the glitch elephant, but that's not a reason against switching :)

re: Mastodon -> Pleroma 

@mdallastella As long as I can use the current frontend with multiple timelines based on tags, I don't really mind. Doesn't Pleroma have a MastoFE option of sorts?

re: Mastodon -> Pleroma 

@phoe

> Doesn't Pleroma have a MastoFE option of sorts?

Yes it does. And AFAIK it's based on Glitch too. The only problem I know of is that MastoFE always required logging in whenever I restarted my browser. I'm not entirely sure if it was an issue with my configuration or MastoFE, but just something to keep in mind.

re: Mastodon -> Pleroma 

@phoe don't know if you can actually pin searches like columns, I need to figure it out.

Mastodon -> Pleroma 

@mdallastella
I don't think there are any issues for me.
I use a mobile app almost exclusively so that should hide the change, right?

re: Mastodon -> Pleroma 

@h_d Yep Tusky/Husky supports Pleroma too IIRC.

Mastodon -> Pleroma 

@mdallastella

For me it looks like a good idea.

blog.soykaf.com/post/what-is-p

From this intro and your message I take:
- faster, less resources on the server
- simpler tech, less components for the server
- new GUI but option to use the Mastodon GUI in web
- Same API as mastodon for apps, so you should not feel a difference using apps
- there is a migration tool

re: Mastodon -> Pleroma 

@mdallastella I set up a Pleroma instance when I broke my Mastodon instance while trying to update it (I was on a fork that became somewhat unmaintained, and I couldn't easily switch back, nor run it because of system updates).
Easier to update, and to theme (no need to fork to change things like icons, background, or colors). So I wouldn't mind if functional.cafe migrate to Pleroma.

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