Soapbox v3.1.0 🎉

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Changelog

Added

  • Compatibility: rudimentary support for Takahē.
  • UI: added backdrop blur behind modals.
  • Admin: let admins configure media preview for attachment thumbnails.
  • Login: accept ?server param in external login, eg fe.soapbox.pub/login/external?server=gleasonator.com.
  • Backups: restored Pleroma backups functionality.
  • Export: restored "Export data" to CSV.

Changed

  • Posts: letterbox images to 19:6 again.
  • Status Info: moved context (repost, pinned) to improve UX.
  • Posts: remove file icon from empty link previews.
  • Settings: moved "Import data" under settings.

Fixed

  • Layout: use accent color for "floating action button" (mobile compose button).
  • ServiceWorker: don't serve favicon, robots.txt, and others from ServiceWorker.
  • Datepicker: correctly default to the current year.
  • Scheduled posts: fix page crashing on deleting a scheduled post.
  • Events: don't crash when searching for a location.
  • Search: fixes an abort error when using the navbar search component.
  • Posts: fix monospace font in Markdown code blocks.
  • Modals: fix action buttons overflow
  • Editing: don't insert edited posts to the top of the feed.
  • Modals: close modal when navigating to a different page.
  • Modals: fix "View context" button in media modal.
  • Posts: let unauthenticated users to translate posts if allowed by backend.
  • Chats: fix jumpy scrollbar.
  • Composer: fix alignment of icon in submit button.
  • Login: add a border around QR codes.

Soapbox v3.0.0

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Soapbox 3.0 is finally here! See the full blog post.

Changelog

Added

  • Editing: ability to edit posts and view edit history (on Rebased, Pleroma, and Mastodon).
  • Events: ability to create, view, and comment on Events (on Rebased).
  • Onboarding: display an introduction wizard to newly registered accounts.
  • Posts: translate foreign language posts into your native language (on Rebased, Mastodon; if configured by the admin).
  • Posts: ability to view quotes of a post (on Rebased).
  • Posts: hover the "replying to" line to see a preview card of the parent post.
  • Chats: ability to leave a chat (on Rebased, Truth Social).
  • Chats: ability to disable chats for yourself.
  • Layout: added right-to-left support for Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Central Kurdish languages.
  • Composer: support custom emoji categories.
  • Search: ability to search posts from a specific account (on Pleroma, Rebased).
  • Theme: auto-detect system theme by default.
  • Profile: remove a specific user from your followers (on Rebased, Mastodon).
  • Suggestions: ability to view all suggested profiles.
  • Feeds: display suggested accounts in Home feed (optional by admin).
  • Compatibility: added compatibility with Truth Social, Fedibird, Pixelfed, Akkoma, and Glitch.
  • Developers: added Test feed, Service Worker debugger, and Network Error preview.
  • Reports: display server rules in reports. Let users select rule violations when submitting a report.
  • Admin: added Theme Editor, a GUI for customizing the color scheme.
  • Admin: custom badges. Admins can add non-federating badges to any user's profile (on Rebased, Pleroma).
  • Admin: consolidated user dropdown actions (verify/suggest/etc) into a unified "Moderate User" modal.
  • i18n: updated translations for Italian, Polish, Arabic, Hebrew, and German.
  • Toast: added the ability to dismiss toast notifications.

Changed

  • UI: the whole UI has been overhauled both inside and out. 97% of the codebase has been rewritten to TypeScript, and a new component library has been introduced with Tailwind CSS.
  • Chats: redesigned chats. Includes an improved desktop UI, unified chat widget, expanding textarea, and autosuggestions.
  • Lists: ability to edit and delete a list.
  • Settings: unified settings under one path with separate sections.
  • Posts: changed the thumbs-up icon to a heart.
  • Posts: move instance favicon beside username instead of post timestamp.
  • Posts: changed the behavior of content warnings. CWs and sensitive media are unified into one design.
  • Posts: redesigned interaction counters to use text instead of icons.
  • Posts: letterbox images taller than 1:1.
  • Profile: overhauled user profiles to be consistent with the rest of the UI.
  • Composer: move emoji button alongside other composer buttons, add numerical counter.
  • Birthdays: move today's birthdays out of notifications into right sidebar.
  • Performance: improve scrolling/navigation between feeds by using a virtual window library.
  • Admin: reorganize UI into 3-column layout.
  • Admin: include external link to frontend repo for the running commit.
  • Toast: redesigned toast notifications.

Removed

  • Theme: Halloween theme.
  • Settings: advanced notification settings.
  • Settings: dyslexic mode.
  • Settings: demetricator.
  • Profile: ability to set and view private notes on an account.
  • Feeds: per-feed filters for replies, media, etc.
  • Backup and export functionality (for now).
  • Posts: hide non-emoji images embedded in post content.

Security

  • Glitch Social: fixed XSS vulnerability on Glitch Social where custom emojis could be exploited to embed a script tag.

Upgrade instructions

Fetch the v3.0.0 build:

curl -L https://gitlab.com/soapbox-pub/soapbox/-/jobs/artifacts/v3.0.0/download?job=build-production -o soapbox.zip

Unzip:

busybox unzip soapbox.zip -o -d /opt/pleroma/instance

For upgrading Rebased, scroll to the bottom of Installing Soapbox.

Soapbox v2.0.0

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Changelog

Added

  • Quote Posting: repost with comment on Fedibird and Rebased.
  • Profile: ability to feature other users on your profile (on Rebased, Mastodon).
  • Profile: ability to add location to the user's profile (on Rebased, Truth Social).
  • Birthdays: ability to add a birthday to your profile (on Rebased, Pleroma).
  • Birthdays: support for age-gated registration if configured by the admin (on Rebased, Pleroma).
  • Birthdays: display today's birthdays in notifications.
  • Notifications: added unread badge to favicon when user has notifications.
  • Notifications: display full attachments in notifications instead of links.
  • Search: added a dedicated search page with prefilled suggestions.
  • Compatibility: improved support for Mastodon, added support for Mitra.
  • Ethereum: Metamask sign-in with Mitra.
  • i18n: added Shavian alphabet (en-Shaw) transliteration.
  • i18n: added Icelandic translation.

Changed

  • Feeds: added gaps between posts in feeds.
  • Feeds: automatically load new posts when scrolled to the top of the feed.
  • Layout: improved design of top navigation bar.
  • Layout: add left sidebar navigation.
  • Icons: replaced Fork Awesome icons with Tabler icons.
  • Posts: moved mentions out of the post content into an area above the post for replies (on Pleroma and Rebased - Mastodon falls back to the old behavior).
  • Composer: use graphical ring counter for character count.

Fixed

  • Multi-Account: fix switching between profiles on different servers with the same local username.

Soapbox v1.3.0

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Soapbox v1.1.0

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Changelog

Fixed

  • General user interface and ease-of-use improvements for both mobile and desktop
  • General loading and performance improvements, including shrinking bundle size
  • GIF handling: AutoPlayGif Preference support, including avatars and profile banners
  • Sidebar menu browser compatibility
  • React 17.x compatibility
  • Timeline jumping during scroll
  • Collapse of compose modal after privacy scope change
  • Media attachment rendering
  • Thread view reply post rendering
  • Thread view scroll to selected post rendering
  • Bookmarking of posts
  • Edit Profile: checkbox handling
  • Edit Profile: multi-line bio with link support
  • Muted Users: posts of muted users now appear in profile view
  • Forms: security issue resolved with POST method on all forms
  • Internationalization: increased elements that are internationalizable
  • Composer: Forcing the scope to default after settings save.

Added

  • Chats, currently one-to-one, evolving with Pleroma BE capabilities, including:
    • Initiate chat via Message button on profile
    • Up to 4 open foreground chat windows in desktop, with open/minimize/close and notification counter
    • Browser tab notification counter includes total chat and post notifications
    • Chats list with total chats notification counter and audio notification toggle
    • Unique chat audio notification
    • Add attachment
    • Delete chat message
    • Report chat account
    • Chats icon with notification counter in top navbar in mobile view
    • Chats marked read on chat hover or on chat key event
  • Audio player for audio uploads, including ogg, oga, and wav support
  • Integration with Patron recurring donations platform
  • Profile hover panels, with click to Follow/Unfollow
  • Posts: Favicon of user's home instance included on post
  • Soapbox configuration page, including:
    • Site preview, including light/dark theme toggle rendering
    • Logo
    • Brand color using color picker
    • Copyright footer
    • Promo panel custom links for timeline pages
    • Home footer custom links for static pages
    • Editable JSON based configuration option
  • Themes: Light/dark theme toggle in top navbar
  • Themes: Halloween mode in Preferences page
  • Markdown support in post composer, as default
  • Loading indicator general improvements
  • Polls: Add media attachments
  • Polls: Mouseover hint on poll compose radiobutton to teach single/multi-choice poll type toggling
  • Polls: Remove blank poll by either toggling Poll icon or by removing poll options
  • Registration: Support for Account approval required setting in Pleroma AdminFE, via dynamic Why do you want to join? textarea on registration page
  • Filtering: Muted Words menu item and page
  • Filtering: Direct messages filter toggle on Home timeline
  • Floating top navbar during scroll
  • Import Data: Import follows and import blocks
  • Profile: Media panel
  • Media: Media gallery thumbnails
  • Media: Any media type as attachment
  • General documentation improvements
  • Delete Account feature for user self-deletion in Security page
  • Registration: Captcha reload on image click
  • Fediverse timeline explanation accordion toggle
  • Tests: React reducers tests
  • Profile: Max profile meta fields defined by Pleroma BE capability
  • Profile: Verified user checkbox
  • Admin: Reports counter and top navbar element for admin accounts, linked to Pleroma AdminFE
  • Renovate.json support

Changed

  • Revoke OAuth token on logout
  • Home sidebar rearrangement
  • Compose form icons
  • User event notifications: improved rendering and added color coding
  • Home timeline: Show reposts filter toggle default to off
  • Direct Messages: Changed API usage from conversations to direct
  • Project documentation management system, using CI
  • Documentation: site customization and installation on sub-domain
  • Redux update

Removed

  • FontAwesome dependencies, with full switch to ForkAwesome
  • Requirement for use of soapbox.json for configuration
  • Direct Message links from menus, partial deprecation due to chats

Soapbox v1.0.0

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Changelog

Added

  • Emoji reactions.
  • Ability to set brand color in soapbox.json.
  • Security UI.
  • Proper i18n support.
  • Link to AdminFE.
  • Password reset.
  • Ability to edit profile fields.
  • Many new automated tests.

Changed

  • Overhauled theming system to use native CSS variables.
  • Reorganized folder structure.
  • Redesigned post composer.
  • All references to "Gab" removed.
  • Disable notification sounds by default.
  • Rename 'Favourite' to 'Like'
  • Improve design of floating compose button.
  • Force media to have a static height, fixing jumpy timelines.

Fixed

  • Composer: Move cursor to end of text.
  • Composer: Tagging yourself in replies.
  • Composer: State issues between compose modal and inline composer.
  • AutoPlayGif for images in posts.
  • Handle registration when email confirmation is required.
  • Ability to add non-follows to Lists.
  • Don't hide locked accounts from non-followers.
  • Delete + Redraft errors.
  • Preferences: Display name limitations removed.
  • Hide "Embed" functionality from menus.
  • Only show 'Trends' and 'Who To Follow' when supported by the backend.
  • Hide reposted media from account media tab.

Soapbox v0.9.0

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Initial BETA release! 🎉