He doesn't see any need to reinvent the wheel with build tools, though: "Go, therefore, and make"
As was pointed out in our previous post, the root cause of approximately 70% of security vulnerabilities that Microsoft fixes and assigns a CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) are due to memory safety issues.
Actually, the C in CVE stands for C.
@Gargron The issue isn't that anyone's being forced to use an app. Folks are worried that this might signal design changes to the rest of the software that would kill the one feature Mastodon has to offer communities (the local timeline).
And if it's literally named Mastodon and promoted as the official app, you can't ignore the knock-on effects of folks signing up to smaller instances like mine with it. The #1 question that I get from new users is "how do I find folks to follow?" and as a small special-interest server that already has a curated community, the answer is always going the be the local timeline, because that's where folks with the same interest show up.
I won't be able to give that answer any more and it will 100% hurt new user retention to tell them they have to uninstall the official app and use a different one.
I think it's an interesting gamble, and I more-or-less agree with your reasoning about the federated timeline (though I'm specifically thinking about its use for harassment), but local is great and you're not the only person affected by your decisions.
I think @gargron is making a big mistake here by signaling his intent to phase out the local timeline : https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon-ios/issues/221
Besides debates about what "diverse" means, it's taking away a major incentive for people to start and maintain an instance.
Starting an instance to host a community is appealing to some people.
Starting an instance to do free IT for a distributed server farm of homogeneous instances seems like a hard sell.
Also writing a blog post about yet another reason that 20-year-old software development methodologies are correct.
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