Dear Federation, the Friendica team is pleased to announce the release of Friendica *Asparagus* 3.5.4.
This release is a hotfix release for a bug that was overlooked in the 3.5.3rc phase during saving searches to the users side menu. It also includes fixes to smaller issues we had with relocating accounts from one node of the network to another. As well as the support for the new Diaspora* relocation signal, that was planned for the upcoming 3.6 release of Friendica. Which means if you move to another node, now your Diaspora contacts will receive the signal as well and vice versa.
Additionally we fixed numerous bugs that the community had found and we polished some quirks. For the complete list of changes, please see the CHANGELOG file.
How to Update?
If you used `git` to install your copy of Friendica and use the master or develop branch, a git pull is enough to upgrade.
If you have helped to iron out quirks for this release and used the 3.5.4rc branch of the repository you just need to pull from the repository and switch to either the master or develop branch.
If you had downloaded the source files in an archive file (zip or tar.gz) please download the current version of the archive from GitHub (friendica-3.5.3.zip and friendica-addons-3.5.3.zip) and unpack it on your local computer.
How to contribute?
If you want to contribute to the project you don’t need to have coding experience. There are a number of tasks listed in the issue tracker with the label “Junior Jobs” we think are good for new contributors. But you are by no means limited to these – if you find a solution to a problem (even a new one) please make a pull request at Github or let us know in the development forum.
Contribution to Friendica is also not limited to coding. Any contribution to the documentation, the translation or advertisement materials is welcome or reporting a problem. You don’t need to deal with git(hub) or Transifex if you don’t like to. Just get in touch with us and we will get the materials to the appropriate places.
Thanks everyone who helped making this release possible and have fun 🙂