Mentions in comments
Good news! One of the oldest issues in diaspora*'s GitHub repo, the ability to @mention people in comments on posts, has just been fixed.
This pull request
has been completed over several months by Senya
, who used a crowd-funding campaign to enable him to work full-time on various key features for diaspora*. It took a lot of hard work to code it, and a lot of work from Benjamin Neff
and others in reviewing it.
Now it has merged into diaspora's develop branch, it'll be tested further, and we hope to release it as part of our next major version so that it will be available to the entire diaspora
Huge thanks to Senya, Benjamin and everyone else involved in getting this much-needed feature working in diaspora* once again!
How to help us test new features
Do you want to help make sure that this and other completed features doesn't cause delays to our next major release?
Although we always test new code as much as possible before
it is merged into develop
, we also test new features after
they have been merged and before they are released, just in case anything has slipped through the review and testing process.
We're always looking for people to help test new features in the develop
branch. If you feel confident about running diaspora*'s code, set up a pod
using the develop
branch instead of master
Once you’ve set up your pod, start trying to break things! And give us feedback
about anything unusual you find. :)
If you already run a pod, you can switch to develop
so that you and your users can test it. Code in develop
should already be fairly stable, so you shouldn't hit major problems, but we can't guarantee this, so make sure you're happy to run into problems before doing this. If you're feeling really adventurous, you can even pull individual PRs into your pod before they are merged!
This is an early preliminary PR with backend-changes to support mentions in comments (#1851).
It introduces changes to the DB schema making Mention model polymorphic and allowing a mention to belon...