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Now we have access, we've fixed our initial API bugs with @ivory and it should work pretty seamlessly now from first login!

@ktv Yeah, it's planned - doesn't seem to be on the issues list yet though so we'll get that added.

@jph @mammoth Yes it's quite possible this is on our side - having to reimplement Mastodon's specific variant of OAuth has been full of surprises!

@gabi Yeah, it gets a bit confused by the way we send usernames back. We'll probably switch it out even if it will mean it's possible to then have it display wrong.

@aniseed Yeah, we have not quite worked out what the federation mismatch is there. Fixed a few bugs, but something is still misaligned.

@jph Curious, what are the clients that don't work? Right now most of our testing is from Tusky and Elk.

@fabian Well given that the CSS only ever shows on your own pages, the security risk of doing safe is a lot less than it first seems.

@ciantic Yup, that's still not part of our API surface for annoying technical reasons. Opened an issue here so it has a proper one:

@jph It's definitely not fully polished but it's a start! Let us know if you have any styling improvement ideas.

@fabian Noted! I'm sure we can fix that:

Takahē 0.7 is now released! Blocking! Emoji admin! Announcements! Loads of quality of life fixes! Read more at

We've also launched a Patreon for those who want to help us out financially - that's over at

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@alcapurrias The widening of the UI is honestly a good idea - we might increment that a bit (the max-width we chose _is_ a bit narrow).

@bloodwrites We're big fans of being able to present yourself in multiple ways to whatever circles of people you want!

@ktv We sign all outgoing requests and can pull data from them, so I don't _think_ it's that.

@AntoineD Yup - read through and follow the instructions there!

@simon @MattHodges We plan to have account moving between servers in relatively soon, but replacing an existing Mastodon with Takahē and keeping everything is a more challenging task we're leaving until after 1.0.

Version 0.6.1 is out - lots of bugfixes (to the client API especially), as well as the ability to set profile metadata, fetching the history of reply threads, and optional infinite scroll!

@a2 Interesting! We do return those, but I bet there's some small format difference we need to fix.

@a2 Yeah, polls are not actually really implemented yet, and any ability for them to appear at all is quite good honestly!

@me We fixed that one yesterday - will take a few days to propagate out I think.

It's been a lot of work, but Takahē 0.6 is finally here!

Among other features, this includes initial Mastodon Client API support (for existing client apps), custom emoji support, reporting and moderation queues, and a lot of UI and efficiency improvements.

There's still plenty more to do, but we're excited to get to a point where a new community could be run on Takahē. We'll be opening up registrations soonish too!

@ktv OK it should really, definitely be fixed this time?

@ktv This should be fixed now!

@ktv It should Just Work as we parse the text directly - will investigate what's happening with those posts!