New features and fixed bugs. Lemmy 0.9.4 released

Fediverse link aggregator Lemmy, compared to sites like Reddit, Lobste.rs, or Hacker News, was updated to version 0.9.4 in a Tuesday release. The official web app, lemmy-ui, also received new features.

The release fixes a couple of critical as well as several smaller bugs and adds features like new active user counts or the ability to sort posts by the number of comments:

  • Serving proper activities for community outbox.
  • Added some active user counts, including users_active_day, users_active_week, users_active_month, users_active_half_year to SiteAggregates and CommunityAggregates. (Also added to lemmy-ui)
  • Made sure banned users can’t follow.
  • Added FederatedInstances to SiteResponse, to show allowed and blocked instances. (Also added to lemmy-ui)

You can find the full list of changes, including those made to lemmy-ui, here.

Lemmy is an open-source, decentralised network of interconnected communities. Users can join one of the available servers or run their own and then follow any community in the network.

“The overall goal is to create an easily self-hostable, decentralized alternative to Reddit and other link aggregators, outside of their corporate control and meddling.”

It has been a part of the fediverse via the ActivityPub protocol since 2020, though the federation is still not complete and in active development.

Lemmy is available in web browser app or using clients for Android, Linux, Windows and iOS.

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