After almost a year of hard work implementing ActivityPub support on Lemmy, it is finally done! Anything that works here on dev.lemmy.ml, also works over federation between different instances (with one notable exception, community mods have to be on the same instance as the community for now).

Before we consider federation ready for production, some more testing is needed. And that’s where you come in: go to our test instances enterprise.lemmy.ml, ds9.lemmy.ml and voyager.lemmy.ml, and try things like:

If you notice any bugs, please report them on Github, as comments on this post, or in our Dev Chat on Matrix. Please keep in mind that our code of conduct also applies to the test instances.

The more you test, the sooner we will feel confident to enable federation on dev.lemmy.ml. Happy testing!

This could become quite interesting … if everything works integration with Mastodon , Plume , etc. should work seamlessly … maybe also with Identi.ca and GNU social …

Federation with Mastodon would be interesting. Unsure how it would work though, the posting styles are completely different.

Now that federation is done. Is the development of interacting with other federated instances like mastodon and peertube is also done or theres some more work there .

@nutomic@lemmy.ml
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No, this is only federation between Lemmy instances. Federation with other software is a lot more difficult, and will take quite some time.

Future Me
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Go to our test instances enterprise.lemmy.ml, ds9.lemmy.ml and voyager.lemmy.ml, and try things like: - post, comment and vote

Tbh, I don’t even understand how it’s supposed to work. If I open enterprise.lemmy.ml, it (unsurprisingly) doesn’t accept my login data from lemmy.ml. How can I post, comment, and vote?

@nutomic@lemmy.ml
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You need to make a new account on there (each instance is completely independent as far as logins are concerned).

Future Me
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So why not test federation on lemmy.ml, with the account I already have? I guess federation features are only activated on enterprise.lemmy.ml, ds9.lemmy.ml and voyager.lemmy.ml so far? That wasn’t clear to me.

@nutomic@lemmy.ml
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Yes, we want to test the federation more, cause if something goes wrong, we can easily wipe the data on those test instances and start from zero. Once we enable federation here, there’s no going back.

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