Dear federation, we did not quiet make it for April 1st, but instead we gave our latest release of Friendica the Easter bunny to distribute. We are pleased to announce the availability of our new stable release 3.4 of Friendica, aka Lily of the valley.
We encourage every administrator to update to this release, as It contains a fix for a potential DDoS vector (issue #1453) that uses the magic-auth mechanism on remote nodes of the network. This fix apart Friendica 3.4 contains various enhancements to Ginger regarding the user interface and the parts under the hood like:
- updates to various used libraries (markdown, jquery),
- updates to the translations of the core of Friendica and the addons,
- updates to the documentation and help files and
- fixing various bugs along the way.
For a complete list please see the CHANGELOG file in our repository.
How to update?
If you have an installation using git directory, all you have to do is a git pull in the friendica directory and the addons directory. That will fetch the new version from the master branch and you are ready to go. Alternatively you can find a zip file of the released version of friendica at github.com for download. Just unzip it on your local machine and replace the files on your server with the new files.
How to contribute?
If you want starting to contribute to Friendica, please have a look at the issue tracker on github, especially the Junior Jobs. Those are task we think don’t need a deep understanding of the mechanisms behind the core but offer a good starting point to get in touch with the code base. If you rather don’t want to code, you can join one of our translation teams at Transifex to get the new parts of the UI translated to more languages. Don’t fear hazzles with the git-repositories, if you don’t want to deal with the process getting the translations into the git, we will do it for you.
Have fun with the Lily of the valley!