A little ForgeFed update 😀
@zplus is working on MCFI, which is a federation server component for use by forges, written in Python
I'm working on federation for Vervis (in Haskell). The C2S part of ticket comment federation works, and I'm fixing the S2S bugs.
ForgeFed is a project aiming to define a protocol and a vocabulary for federation of project hosting and collaboration platforms (forges), and get it implemented in the existing forges such as GitLab CE, Gitea and so on.
Federation is based on ActivityPub with some tweaks and new vocabulary :)
I'm working on a demo, implementing federation in a forge called Vervis. Earlier today I deployed 2 test instances for this! More details and links soon :)
We decided to have an account here to share updates about our work on project hosting federation. And this is the first post :)
There are various independent projects related to project federation; the one I'm working on is based on ActivityPub, with some extra bits and extensions. And I'm excited about it!
Comments on our posts here are very welcome! We have a Discourse forum too, and IRC channels (which can be accessed via Matrix too!).
See you in the next posts :)
Vocabulary and protocol for federation of project and repository hosting and collaboration platforms.
For people who care about, support, or build Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS).