ForgeFed demo: Federated Merge Requests in Vervis

fedi.foundation/2022/09/vervis

The UI is (still) not the most appealing. Do you happen to be a FLOSS UI designer? ^_^

But it's federated and it works. Yay, progress!

My funding from NLNet is ending. Applying for more. Possibly with more people in the Forge Federation dev community. Wish me/us luck!

--fr33

ForgeFed boosted

@forgefriends #ForgeFederation monthly update is 🗓️ September 24th 5pm UTC+2 and open to everyone.

* Software Development
* Collaboration with #Gna, #Forgefed & #Gitea
* Transparency and funding

forum.forgefriends.org/t/forge

ForgeFed boosted

@forgefriends #ForgeFederation monthly update is 🗓️ August 18th 11am UTC+2 and open to everyone.

* Software Development
* Collaboration with #Hostea, #Gitea, #Forgefed
* Diversity
* Transparency and funding

forum.forgefriends.org/t/forge

It's been a crazy busy month since the last post!

🌺 Object capabilities and federated authorization almost done in ForgeFed spec, basic backend implementation in Vervis but without UI yet

🌺 Federated MR/PR/patch now coming to ForgeFed spec, basic backend mostly implemented in Vervis, no UI yet

I'm now working on the MR UI, hoping to have a federated MR demo deployed by September 30!

Thanks to @NGIZero for funding this work!

--fr33

Finally finished a huge Vervis commit and now resuming work on Object Capabilities in ForgeFed! And I've published my work schedule for these 2 funded months where you can see how I'm doing:

socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/

If you have an idea for a better way of publishing that schedule, let me know!

Are any of you following the progress of federation in Gitea? I'm looking for a way to keep you updated ^_^ for now here's the task list:

gitea.com/Ta180m/gitea/issues/

--fr33

Good news, the ForgeFed funds allocated by NLNet are still available to use! Until October 1. So I'm going to spend the next 2 months working hard on ForgeFed and Vervis ^_^

Planning to do 4 of the 20 tasks in the funding plan:

* Teams, groups, roles, access
* S2S object capabilities
* Opening and merging Pull Requests
* Pull request lifecycle and code review

Huge thanks to NLNet for funding this important and precious work!

@NGIZero

--fr33

ForgeFed boosted

A must read to understand what #forge #federation is about and what is going to happen.

The "State of the #Forge #Federation: 2021 to 2023" report was published today on the @forgefriends blog. It contains a retrospective of what happened in the past year and explains what is likely to happen in the next twelve months.

forgefriends.org/blog/2022/06/

News!

- Moved repo to codeberg.org/forgefed/forgefed, and development has resumed with new contributors!

- Site is now at forgefed.org!

- Chat is at :libera.chat, on IRC/Matrix

- Forum is moving to socialhub.activitypub.rocks

- Gitea federation is WIP

- I've resumed work on Vervis, intending to relaunch it and put federated patches/MRs in the spec

- Simplified 1st spec draft is WIP

- I may step down at some point, project future seems bright now ^_^

--fr33

There's a ForgeFed video conference meeting today! forum.forgefriends.org/t/forge

Sorry for announcing on the last minute, I've been AFK for over a week "^_^

You're all welcome! Even if just observing silently as a guest.

Recording and decisions made will be published of course :)

--fr33

Hello forge federation visionaries 🙂

New contributors wish to revive and continue work on ForgeFed! We're going to figure out the details together, to staff roles and responsibilities and access to project resources, and make sure everyone's needs are taken into consideration, both old and new contributors.

I'll keep posting here about this transition.

May the forge federation be with us soon ^_^

--fr33

Q: What's going on, is ForgeFed like dead or something?

Short A: Very possibly.

Long A: todon.nl/@fr33domlover/1067560

I've considered spending weekly time on the laptop, but my soul just isn't calling for it. So is ForgeFed dead? Maybe. But you could bring it back to life. Want to work on it? Let me know and I'd love to help/mentor people to continue working on this project or to work on related stuff.

I do hope to document all the stuff I've coded but haven't put in the spec yet.

--fr33

Excited about but unsure what the status is? 😅

Want to help but unsure how? 🤔

Wondering what's separating us from having a fediverse of forges? 🤓

How do we, the free software community, stop depending on proprietary centralized tools and switch over to a free, by-the-people, decentralized hosting and collaboration platform?

I have an idea: Let's start doing biweekly/monthly community meetings! What do you think?

Please vote, and also comment and share your thoughts 😊

--fr33

Hi Fedinauts!

I'd done very little ForgeFed work in the last few months, first because of the covid mess and then because I've been very active in Extinction Rebellion.

This week I'm finally spending time coding again, implementing basic OCAPs for authorization when processing a request to merge a Merge Request / patch. So the whole workflow will be possible: Open a MR, comment on it, submit updated versions, & finally merge it into the repo. And all of this will be in the specs :-)

--fr33

Finally writing another little update ^_^

Opening and closing tickets is implemented. Submitting patches / merge requests too.

Now implementing updates to MRs and merging MRs. Then updating the spec.

Huge thanks to @NGIZero for the funding!

I hope we can make a patch/MR federation demo sometime soon.

--fr33

Progress update yay!

@zplus@gnusocial.no is working on the foundations of federation in Pagure, representing objects using ActivityPub & delivering activities between servers.

@jazzyeagle & ikomi started working on a client app for Vervis! And I'm so grateful for their help! It will connect to servers using ActivityPub C2S and some forge-related vocabulary we'll define in ForgeFed.

I'm implementing federated patches & merge requests in Vervis, going to put this in the ForgeFed spec draft soon.

--fr33

Finally we signed the funding plan with NLNet!!! 😀 Thank you @NGIZero for this amazing opportunity! 🙏🏼

We're working, and we're so excited!! more news soon, including the actual project plan :-)

Tbh I'm also scared a bit, there's so much work to do! But bit by bit, we'll get there 😊

--fr33

news 😀

We sent @NGIZero the funding plan, waiting for them to approve it. The funded work, by zPlus and me, will be the spec, reference implementation (Vervis), implementation in existing forge (Pagure), and an implementation guide.

Possibly work on Gitea will get funded too, we don't know yet.

The virus is slowing down my work, I hope it doesn't for the others! zPlus and I happen to be in countries where it's pretty crazy right now. Stay safe and strong ☮&❤

--fr33

update! 😀

We're planning to implement in both and . Still waiting to finalize funding details with NLNet.

Implementation of author-hosted tickets in Vervis is in progress, and so is OAuth2. Next will come patches/MRs, and then we can finally release that Draft 1 along with a demo.

We're looking into making better docs, maybe a talk too. Would you prefer to read, or to see/hear me explaining? 😋

--fr33

ForgeFed boosted

There is a #github issue for #ForgeFed federation in #gitea but the devs want feedback before adding #ActivityPub #fediverse support:

1. Who wants this feature? Personal gitea user / Companies with private gitea / Git hosting website via gitea or others?

2. Why they need this feature?

3. How they want to use this feature?

Maybe you can help them and provide the answers.

github.com/go-gitea/gitea/issu

Do you find that the status and progress of ForgeFed is clearly communicated? Is the work visible, does it look like something real that's really happening?

Plz comment & explain, especially if your answer is no :)

Would you want to see a video / talk / presentation about the project?

I updated the website main page to explain project status, feedback on that is welcome!

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