LibreServer Blog / Epicyon version 1.3.0

It has been about a year since the last official release, so it's time for a new one. Version 1.3.0 of Epicyon is now out. There have been many changes over the last year, and I expect that the pace will slow down in future and that I'll being doing more things in the category of "polish".

In Mastodon's annual report they say they're going to be focussing on groups and end-to-end cryptography during this year, so I expect to be including whatever changes are needed to stay compatible.

A couple of recent changes have been support for using a dyslexic font and improvement of the way that the nodeinfo site metadata works. Access to nodeinfo now requires a referer domain which corresponds to a working website. The referer domain should either be contained in a Referer header, or within the user agent. I've recently noticed that there appears to be some amount of abuse of nodeinfo going on, so that's why I've been tightening things up. Probably things are going to become more adversarial in future, so it's better to deal with issues before they become acute.

If you aren't already in the fediverse then now is a good time to join. The big commercial social networks are only going to become more hostile.