Finally, things seem to start moving in the right direction:
Meet @forgefed, an ActivityPub / Federation protocol for networked version control services like GitHub or GitLab.
@fribbledom yeah, sure, maybe you have noticed their (specifically fr33domlover's) project called Vervis.
It is undoubtedly cool because (a) it's a demo for federated VCS hosts, and (b) it's written in Haskell, but it is also where the problem is.
@fribbledom so, finally here's my idea, that is, a backend application that's dedicated to AP server-to-server; the intra-server interactions and web are still managed by gitea et al. When an inter-server interaction needs to be sent/is received, the backend resolves it and, if required, manipulate the server's data via the platform's API, which is a workaround I thought would work. This way we would need much fewer changes to gitea et al.'s codebase.
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