Mastodon is a free, open-source social network server based on ActivityPub. This is not the official version of Mastodon; this is a separate version (i.e. a fork) maintained by Florence. For more information on Mastodon, you can see the official website and the upstream repo.
This version of Mastodon will include much-wanted changes by the community that are not included in the upstream version of Mastodon. Migrating from the latest stable release of Mastodon to Florence's Mastodon will always be possible, to ensure that everyone can benefit from these changes.
Florence Mastodon uses a four-numbered versioning system, loosely based upon semantic versioning. The four numbers are:
- Compatibility: Increased when federation, app compatibility, etc. are changed in a non-compatibile way.
- Feel: Increased when user experience is changed strongly enough to feel different, i.e. more than just small new features.
- Features: Increased when new features are added. Reset to zero when feel version is bumped.
- Hotfixes: Increased when fixes are substantial enough to release a new version without any new features. Reset to zero when feature version is bumped.
For now, because this versioning system hasn't been strongly adopted, releases will be annotated as Pre-Release x.y.z, which is equivalent to version 0.x.y.z.
Pre-release 0.1.0 is mostly equivalent to Mastodon 2.9.0, with some extra changes added in. Right now, the goal before pre-release 1.0.0 is to incorporate existing, already-developed changes into the fork so that people have a central version to upgrade to. Once we've finally gotten the software to the point where we like it, we will release the first official release, which will be named something special. Stay tuned!
Copyright (C) 2016-2019 Florence, Eugen Rochko, and many other Mastodon contributors; see AUTHORS.md.
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