hawkowl is technically new to the Matrix Core team but is already integrated and storming the codebase like an old pro. She and notafile have been ramping up on work to the make the Synapse codebase work with Python 3.
matrix-docker-ansible-deploy can now set up your homeserver using the official Matrix Synapse Docker image
Using this Ansible playbook is probably the easiest way to set up a fully-functioning Matrix homeserver on your own machine. The setup includes Matrix Synapse and some related services required to actually make it useful (automatically-managed HTTPS; STUN/TURN server for audio/video calls; Postgres database for Synapse; optionally riot-web; optionally Amazon S3 storage support)
my personal problem was: i didn't want to open up registration for everyone i didn't want to register every account manually and have to worry about seeing passwords etc now i can just share a link, e.g: https://zeratax.github.io/matrix-registration/demo.html?token=JargonGingerYankee
and my friends can register.
these token can be restricted as one time usable only or by an expiration date.
Last week dendrite was filtering events from user's into seperate queues for each application service to eventually be given. Sending these events requires batching them up into transactions and then sending them to an HTTP endpoint on the application service. I'm happy to report that from today, that functionality is now implemented, along with graceful handling of both server and application service downtime.
Fractal got the beginning of a revamped directory (from one of our GSoC interns), as well as misc bugfixes and performance improvements. It has also been added to Damned lies, the GNOME platform for translations.
The user can now change the following settings: Avatar, display name, add and remove email addresses and phone numbers. Also, they can see the homeserver and their own MXID. We will probably make some more small changes on the way to make the UX as good as we possibly can.
Fedora Magazine mention of Fractal
Fractal was featured in Fedora Magazine this week, just a little introduction. I notice the article barely introduces matrix: not sure if that's an oversight or a belief that the audience will already know it!
Still posting about spec proposals. To get involved in the spec development process, take a look at the Matrix Spec Change Proposals page to find out what's happening, read the proposals, then talk about it in #matrix-spec:matrix.org. One proposal looking for attention and a good place to start:
Interactive Key Verification: Spec proposal from uhoreg