Free software development doesn't have to be awful. Some thoughts from me.
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still working on activitysearch, a library for maintaining satellite copies of some or all of your fediverse data. i understand the differences between AP and Masto’s UI and how common tasks actually require both, and so have refactored the library’s API to match that new concept of things. plus my testing harness is better now, which is always nice.
the goal of activitysearch is to make it easy to write applications that work with AP / Masto instances, that can efficiently download the information they need so your app can do most of its work offline.
@garbados oh! um… okay!
The short pitch is: every existing RSS reader assumes you're reading news/blogs, where you may want to jump between entries and feeds in random order. I want one instead where the UX is good for long-form/episodic work, like webcomics and fanfic.
Two fundamental differences:
A) Focus on the content, clear away almost all other UI… for example, don't show me other feeds I might switch to;
2) In these works, today's post makes no sense without the feed's history, so make it easy to navigate that history and give me context about where I am in the archives.
I have a half dozen related GitHub repos and lots of technical details but the UI/UX is the key here and I'm not good at that.
The werewolf held a pumpkin shaped bucket. In it's massive paws it appeared comically small .
"Twick o' tweat? Oh, um, and no chockit, pwease."
I looked up at their puppy eyes, just visible below my door frame.
Beside them, a vampire dressed as a cheerleader rolled his eyes; behind them both a barely corporeal ghost struggled to keep their sheet on.
"Is... a tummy rub a treat?"
The werewolf's tail knocked over all my jack-o-lanterns.
Making the computer boxes do what they're supposed to, and nothing else
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