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    Movim 0.13 – Coggia – Christmas Release

    Timothée Jaussoin – pubsub.movim.eu / Movim – Sunday, 24 December - 13:34

Two months after Movim 0.12 – Lovejoy here comes the new release of #Movim for #Christmas.

Rework of the Movim core engine, here comes ZeroMQ

This is maybe one of the biggest changes that is brought to our users for this version.

Since 2014 Movim is using a full real-time architecture which was slightly improved and optimized through the years. Movim Coggia comes with a totally new way of handling and distributing the events and messages in the core of the project.

ZeroMQ Logo

The daemon is now using ZeroMQ (and the related PHP library php-zmq) to take care of all those internal communications. This allows Movim to be fully multi-threaded and to properly prevent some user sessions to slowdown others if they are using the backend intensively.

Following those changes, many buffers were removed to unlock the full potential of #ZeroMQ. This means that the messages and events are now directly pushed to you (or to your server) without waiting lanes. Movim now feels way more snappier on all devices (especially mobiles).

Animations for a smooth UI

Related to those changes, some small #animations were introduced in the UI to make it smoother to load and be displayed. This allows Movim to push a little bit forward our goal: bring modern XMPP features in a light and fast interface to everyone :)

Here comes Ajax, again!

This version also brings back HTTP #Ajax requests in the project. Those will only be used in specific cases, mainly to ensure the good delivery of some requests to the backend.

The first place where this is now used is for the chat messages delivery, they were previously sent using Websockets. This previous method didn't guaranty the message was successfully handled by the backend. By sending those messages using Ajax requests we can now know if we had a network failure or some troubles on the line and then display a proper message to the user.

This small change is especially useful on mobile when the network is unstable and had proved to work quite well on 2G networks :)

Nigthmode, your eyes will love it!

This version is not only coming with changes in the project's pipes but also brings some nice improvements and features to our ever-growing user base.

The Movim Nightmode

A big refactoring was made in the color handling of the project, allowing Movim to now handle more easily custom colors (and maybe unlock "themes" in the future). The first step was then to offer our users a #Nightmode. You can enable it in your configuration panel :)

And because the configuration is shared between all the Movim instances you'll be able to have it everywhere you log-in.

Chatrooms

Several bugs were fixed in the chatroom session handling to take care of the different behaviors between the existing XMPP servers. A loading state was also added to notify the user to wait for the full connection of his account with the chatroom before doing anything with it (posting messages, inviting users…).

The connected users list is also now sorted by name and Movim gives you some proposal to autocomplete your chatroom address when you are typing it.

But also…

The login form has been slightly redesigned and simplified as well as the form to configure your Community (the advanced form is still available by pressing the menu button).

Redesigned login page

The Miho stickers pack has been fully completed and now includes 16 unique stickers for all our users :). The full pack has also been published on the LINE Creator Market, if you are also using LINE you can now support the project by buying (or offering) this pack of stickers.

The Likes are now collapsed in one little block below the articles to give space to the comments.

Collapsed likes to gives space to the comments

With the help and feedback of the users, many small bugs related to the articles publication were fixed.

ReactPHP, the library that Movim is using to handle the real-time part of the project has been updated to its latest version.

Help us to push Movim further in 2018!

In 2018 we would like to do everything to bring Movim to the maximum of users and show them all the possibilities offered by the platform. For that we will need your help.

You can naturally help us by directly contributing to the project by discussing new features and improvements on our official chatroom, fixing bugs or helping with the translations.

But we are especially looking for people that would like to talk about Movim online by writing articles telling how they are using the project, giving nice examples and tutorials on how to play with Movim and the XMPP environment and more generally spread the word about project.

Finally you can help us by giving a bit of money to cover our monthly costs for the servers, domains and other expenses. We hope that 2018 will see Movim and the Movim services to be fully funded by the community. To help us with that you can become a Movim Patreon or donate some money using Paypal.

We wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you. See you in 2018 for more exciting features and surprises!

Happy New Year 2018

The Movim team.

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  • 26 December Johannes Brakensiek

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    Russian translation: https://movim.feder8.ru/?node/pubsub.feder8.ru/russian-movim/a8013513-f56e-4c4a-9deb-99385f3b2baa

  • 26 December Timothée Jaussoin

    Thanks a lot Stanislav! Much appreciated :)

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    Movim migrates its official server to ejabberd

    Timothée Jaussoin – pubsub.movim.eu / Movim – Friday, 8 December - 10:06 - Sunday, 10 December - 14:24

A nice blog post about our recent #migration to #ejabberd :)

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    Movim 0.12.1

    Timothée Jaussoin – pubsub.movim.eu / Movim – Thursday, 16 November - 23:26 - Sunday, 10 December - 14:26

Movim 0.12.1 is a minor #release that follows Movim 0.12 – Lovejoy released a few weeks ago.

It mostly includes bug fixes and code #cleanup but also comes with a #redesign of the Community page.

The new Community page look

In parallel some work has already been done for the upcoming version, 0.13. All the internal inter-process communications (IPC) will soon be handled by the ZeroMQ library to fluidify the handling of thoses messages and make the UI more snappy.

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  • 16 November Appiah

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    And a now completed German and Norwegian translation ;)!

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    Hi, thanks for all the work you're providing. I have 2 or 3 issues with Movim that I would like to submit (like News feed not being refreshed automatically and missing new posts by contacts), what is the best channel for doing that?


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    Timothée Jaussoin – pubsub.movim.eu / Movim – Tuesday, 14 November - 08:32 - Sunday, 10 December - 14:26

    Movim, the decentralized social network by Freedif with #Apache #setup

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    Movim 0.12 – Lovejoy

    Timothée Jaussoin – pubsub.movim.eu / Movim – Thursday, 19 October - 21:18 - Monday, 23 October - 21:41

With #Lovejoy, #Movim is now #easier than before. Let's discover all the new #features bundled in this awesome #release.

A new way to explore your contacts and Communities

The Movim Contacts page has been entirely redesigned. It now gives you a direct access to your friend's publications and general information. The sidebar also allows you to discover more new publications and nice people.

The Community page, introduced in the 0.11 version, has also been reorganized and now allows you to see what is happening on your #pod at a glance.

Publish in a simple click

You want to quickly send a picture to your friends? Share a feeling or a thought? The new Quick Publish widget allows you to do that easily.

If you still want to do more advanced publications with formatting, you can press the plus button to access a full featured editor.

Movim also automatically saves the draft of your publications so you can get back to your publication later.

Organize and explore the publications

Tagging articles in Movim has been greatly simplified. By simply putting #hashtags you can categorize your publications. Now you can also explore public articles having similar tags.

NSFW content

To protect the children browsing the articles we also added an automatic filter on adult content (enabled by default). When publishing "Not Safe For Work" content you can categorize the articles as so by adding the NSFW tag to it.

If you want to have access to those content, you can enable them in the configuration.

New look for the publications

Lovejoy also comes with a new design for the articles cards. The embedded links are better integrated and you can now directly like an article while browsing!

The redesign also simplifies the browsing and navigation on mobile devices.

Movim ❤️ your mobile

The UI of Movim has been redesigned for mobile devices.

A new menu allows you to quickly switch between the four main pages. You can access the full menu by dragging the left side of your phone to the right.

Chat and Chatrooms, new features and redesign

A lot of love has been put in the chatroom features of Movim. They now have the same look and feel as the single chat ones. You can also now embed pictures in the discussions by uploading them or pasting links directly and you can auto-complete the nicknames by pressing Tab when writing a message in the chatrooms.

Since Lovejoy you can start a private discussion with a chatroom member in one click and invite your contacts to join the chat-room by sending them a message, or an invite link.

Thanks to the new autojoin feature, you can ask Movim to automatically join some of your favorite chatrooms when you log in.

Chat markers

Movim now implements the recent XMPP standard called Chat Markers, this allows you to know if a contact has seen your messages. This feature is also fully compatible with clients like Conversations or Dino.

Stickers!

Say hello to Miho, the new mascot of the Movim project. A new sticker pack created by Hey-Xander is available on Movim.

History

With the support of the XMPP standard Message Archive Management you can now resynchronize your history when logging back to Movim, for your private discussions but also in the chatrooms. Never loose any messages anymore between your devices!

…and also

Under the hood we continue to fix many issues, optimize and refactorize the Movim sourcecode to keep the Core engine clean and secure. This is also made possible by a continuous feedback from our community, via our official chat-room and our Github Page.

As members of our community become more and more involved, new pods have been opened in Sweden, Japan, Germany and Russia. Thanks to the maintainers!

Migration of our official XMPP server to ejabberd

One of the biggest tasks of those past months has also been to migrate our official server from the deprecated Metronome server to ejabberd. This migration contains more than 11 thousands accounts, thousands of articles, messages and relations.

Thanks to the ProcessOne team and especially Christophe Romain, Evgeny Khramtsov and Holger Weiß we greatly improved the script to migrate the data from one server to another and several features used by Movim after the migration.

ejabberd is now officially recommended by the Movim team. To make Movim fit perfectly with your server, please follow our ejabberd configuration page on our Wiki.

We are now close to having 300 simultaneously connected users on our official pods :)

Help us!

For 9 years now, the Movim team and community is working freely to develop the platform and the related projects. We are also hosting the official pods to allow our users to enjoy Movim daily.

To continue to maintain and expand our infrastructure we are looking for your help. You can contribute by doing a one time donation on our Paypal account or on our official Patreon.

You can also help us by writing feedbacks about your experience with Movim, translate the project or help us debugging and improving the platform :)

You can find all the information on our official website.

That’s all folks!

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    ejabberd 17.09 is out

    Timothée Jaussoin – pubsub.movim.eu / Movim – Friday, 29 September - 15:51

ejabberd 17.09 is the first version of #ejabberd recommended for the upcoming #Movim 0.12 #release. We worked closely with the ProcessOne team, especially on the #Pubsub implementation, to improve the integration between Movim and ejabberd. Thanks to them!

  • ejabberd 17.09

    ejabberd 17.09 is out! This release mostly contains bugfix and adds few improvements.

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    Biboumi - XMPP gateway to IRC

    Timothée Jaussoin – pubsub.movim.eu / Movim – Tuesday, 19 September - 13:37 - Tuesday, 19 September - 13:40

A little recommandation today. We are using #Biboumi on the movim.eu XMPP server to allow our users to connect to the #IRC network using their account. You can find the service at irc.movim.eu.

Biboumi is a really nice IRC #bridge. It is quite simple to deploy and connect to your #XMPP server and is even packaged in many Linux distributions, including Debian!

Once everything is setup correctly (you can find the official documentation on their website) you can simply connect your account to a chatroom by adding a MUC in your bookmarks using this syntax:

#room%irc.server.com@irc.movim.eu

Thanks to the Biboumi team for this awesome piece of software!

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    Help us to covering our monthly costs on our official Patreon!

    Timothée Jaussoin – pubsub.movim.eu / Movim – Tuesday, 12 September - 16:35

For a couple of years already, we are #hosting Movim for free on different servers accross Europe (and soon on the other continents!). The Movim team is also hosting two XMPP servers (movim.eu and jappix.com) and their related services (file hosting, chatrooms, PubSub service…).

Those #servers and domains are directly financed personally by the administrators but still have a cost.

Today we are launching an official #Patreon page to allow our community to help us fund those servers and related services. Our overall monthly costs are around 50$ and we would like to see if the #Movim #community could cover them by doing small monthly donations.

There are actually 400 connected users on the XMPP servers, 100 of them are connected on the different pods that we are hosting. A small donation of 1$ monthly could easily allow us cover those cost and help the team to improve and extend the services in return :)

If you prefer to do a one time donation, you can also send it on our PayPal account.

Thanks again for your support!