~hecanjog

Winona, Minnesota

https://hecanjog.com

Musician of sorts


#71 Feature: offline mode 2 months ago

Comment by ~hecanjog on ~tsileo/microblog.pub

I think I understand my conception of this is probably wrong. :-) Thanks for your help!

#71 Feature: offline mode 2 months ago

Comment by ~hecanjog on ~tsileo/microblog.pub

Maybe a better explanation of the use-case I have in mind is to run all my self-hosted services on a laptop at home which I can freely disconnect from the internet without major disruptions. In this daydream scenario I also have a raspberry pi connected at a coop space where it will always be online and act as a proxy that will show a static fallback page when the laptop running my web services is taken offline.

#71 Feature: offline mode 2 months ago

Comment by ~hecanjog on ~tsileo/microblog.pub

Oh interesting, thanks for the explanation!

I don't think I really explained it well in the original message, the end goal is to be able to take a break from the fediverse for hours or days, and let the messages go unheard. I'd prefer not to get a flood of old messages when I reconnect, just new ones, but maybe activitypub isn't really set up for that.

#71 Feature: offline mode 2 months ago

Ticket created by ~hecanjog on ~tsileo/microblog.pub

I <3 microblog.pub, thank you all for your great work. I hope to contribute in the future when I have more time to study the codebase.

A wishlist feature I have is to be able to set my instance into an offline mode. In my mind that looks like showing a static page in the web interface saying that the instance is offline, and somehow indicating to the rest of the fediverse that messages aren't being received, and none are desired until the instance comes back online.

I've experimented with pleroma a little bit by turning the server on for just a few hours a day. When it wakes up, it slowly attempts to sync messages that were previously received and catch up with everything.

I haven't yet experimented with microblog.pub in this way, maybe my dreams have already come true? It's very easy to set up a static fallback page when I take the service offline.

Will microblog.pub attempt to catch up with messages sent when it was offline if I turn it off for a day or two? Is that retry behavior just part of activitypub, or is there a way to opt out of it?

I'd be happy to work on this feature with some guidance, though I probably won't have much time for it in the near future, I wanted to start a conversation in case this is of interest to anyone else.

Thanks again for microblog.pub!