Laconica 0.8.0 (code name: "Shiny Happy People") is the current version of Laconica; it's the version used by identi.ca. It includes many bug fixes and feature enhancements and all users are recommended to upgrade to this version.
This is a minor bug-fix and feature release since version 0.7.4, released May 2009. Notable changes this version:
- Support for a hosted service (status network). Multiple sites can
share the same codebase but use different databases.
- OEmbed. Links to pages that support OEmbed (http://www.oembed.com/)
become popup links, and the media are shown in a special lightbox.
- File attachments. Users can attach files of the size and type approved
by an administrator, and a shortened link will be included in the notice.
- Related notices are organized into conversations, with each reply a
branch in a tree. Conversations have pages and are linked to from each notice in the conversation.
- User designs. Users can specify colours and backgrounds
for their profile pages and other "personal" pages.
- Group designs. Group administrators can specify similar designs for
group profiles and related pages.
- Site designs. Site authors can specify a design (background and
colors) for the site.
- New themes. Five new themes are added to the base release; these show
off the flexibility of Laconica's theming system.
- Statistics. Public sites will periodically send usage statistics,
configuration options, and dependency information to Laconica dev site. This will help us understand how the software is used and plan future versions of the software.
- Additional hooks. The hooks and plugins system introduced in 0.7.x was
expanded with additional points of access.
- Facebook Connect. A new plugin allows logging in with Facebook Connect
- A session handler. A new optional session handler class to manage PHP
sessions reliably and quickly for large sites.
- STOMP queuing. Queue management for offline daemons has been
abstracted with three concrete instances. A new interface that should work with STOMP servers like ActiveMQ and RabbitMQ is available, which should make things scale better.
- Group block. Group admins can block users from joining or posting to
- Group aliases. Groups can be referred to with aliases, additional
names. For example, "!yul" and "!montreal" can be the same group.
- Bidirectional Twitter bridge. Users can read the tweets their Twitter
friends post on Twitter.
as default TOS for Laconica sites.
- Better command-line handling for scripts, including standard options
and ability to set hostname and path from the command line.
- An experimental plugin to use Meteor (http://www.meteorserver.org/)
for "real-time" updates.
- A new framework for "real-time" updates, making it easier to develop
plugins for different browser-based update modes.
- RSS 2.0 and Atom feeds for groups.
- RSS 2.0 and Atom feeds for tags.
- Attachments can be sent by email.
- Attachments are encoded as enclosures in RSS 2.0 and Atom.
- Notices with attachments display in Facebook as media inline.
See the Upgrading section of the README.