The diaspora* blog

official announcements

We did it! Six weeks after agreeing to introduce a fixed release cycle for diaspora* software, we are pleased to announce our next minor release. This is the first diaspora* release within a fixed release schedule, and we are very happy that everything worked out well.

Over the past six weeks, we have managed to collect 207 commits made by 21 contributors. While we are still working on making larger features like chat or the full port to Bootstrap more stable in the develop branch of diaspora*, we wanted to make some small but still awesome features available to the whole community as soon as we could. So here is version 0.5.1.0!

A huge thanks to all the contributors from diaspora*'s amazing community! If you want to help make diaspora* even better, please check out our getting started guide. Please see the changelog for a complete list of changes made in this release.

Notable features

  • Aspect sorting is back again! #5559
  • Messages can now be sent with Ctrl+Enter. #5910
  • It is now possible to follow and unfollow tags within the mobile interface. #5941

This release also includes a lot of fixes and refactorings of the federation modules, which should reduce the amount of failing jobs and increase the overall federation stability.

Updating

Update instructions are available as usual in the wiki. For those of you who have been testing the release candidate, run git checkout master before the update to get back to the stable release branch.

Our new release schedule

As you might have heard, updates to diaspora* will now be released within a fixed schedule. If you want to know when the next code freeze or the next release will happen, you can subscribe to the ICS feed. If you do not use a ICS-capable calendar or you just want to have a quick look, an HTML version is available as well. Our next release, 0.5.2.0, will get a candidate release on 2015-07-19 and should be released on 2015-07-26.