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submitted 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago) by lwadmin to c/lemmyworld

[Update - March 3rd 2024 , 21:14 CET]

The update seems to have worked well. The database migration took some time, but after that it looks everything works as far as we tested. Let us know what you think! And if you like our work, check the donations links in the sidebar ;-)

(As you might notice, the new comments are shown YELLOW, that's not a bug, it's apparently a new feature in Lemmy...)


Hey everyone,

We wanted to announce that we will be attempting to upgrade Lemmy.World to version 0.19.3 on Sunday. The update will start at 2024-03-03 1900 UTC and should hopefully take no more than 2 hours. In the event there are issues, we will roll back to 0.18.5. In the event of a roll back, any data created by users will be lost, so we'll try our best to avoid this!

Hopefully downtime should be minimal <3

During the upgrade, please feel free to make yourself at home on our Matrix and Discord chat rooms.

Lemmy.World Pub

Matrix

Please follow Lemmy.World (@[email protected]) - Mastodon for updates.

As usual, status can be tracked by visiting https://dash.lemmy.world and https://status.lemmy.world

Thanks for your patience in waiting for us. Stability is king for us!

-LW Tech Group

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[-] ElectroVagrant 221 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

For those out of the loop, 0.19 brings nice features to Lemmy World like:

  • Unbroken ampersands (&) in titles.
  • Improved 2-factor authentication, which will disable it for those using it, so you'll want to reenable it after the upgrade. I think in turn this may sign people out, so be sure you still have your login info around, and if things are acting kinda odd, maybe clear your cache.
  • Scaled sorting to help surface less active communities.
  • Instance blocking via user settings, so if there's an instance you don't enjoy seeing communities from, you can block them. This does not block all users from said instance.
  • Import/export account settings, which includes your bio & various settings like show/hide bot accounts/NSFW content, default sort settings, etc., subbed communities, saved posts/comments, and blocked users/communities/instances.
[-] TheSpookiestUser 80 points 3 months ago

Scaled sorting is gonna be huge I think. Really looking forward to that

[-] deweydecibel 30 points 3 months ago

You can try it out on other instances right now, but really the effect it will have on Lemmy as a whole when applied to its biggest instance is the exciting thing.

[-] dylanTheDeveloper 34 points 3 months ago

Finally instance blocking, goodbye politics

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[-] Syrc 19 points 3 months ago

Afaik this should also fix the linking to deleted comments, if anyone else cares.

[-] aeharding 13 points 3 months ago

And eating html in code blocks

And sometimes not resolving Lemmy links

And many other broken things

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[-] obinice 119 points 3 months ago

I just want to tell you both good luck.

We're all counting on you.

[-] serpineslair 34 points 3 months ago

No pressure, then ๐Ÿ˜‚.

[-] kelseybcool 18 points 3 months ago
[-] jelloeater85 28 points 3 months ago
[-] obinice 15 points 3 months ago

The Hitchhiker's Guide has been comforting me since I first discovered it in a charity shop at the age of 12.

People are truly strange, it's not just you, and the universe is more than we know. I found that comforting, and Adams' humour opened a whole new world to me :-)

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[-] Brkdncr 74 points 3 months ago

If this doesnโ€™t go well Iโ€™ll be pursuing a refund.

[-] Ghostalmedia 13 points 3 months ago

How exactly does one refund time spent shit posting on the toilet?

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[-] The_Picard_Maneuver 55 points 3 months ago
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[-] freamon 46 points 3 months ago

Hi

Pls check how much traffic you're now sending out for every activity - my server is recording that everything from lemmy.world is being 4 times (e.g. 1 Upvote is sent 4 times to every instance that has a subscriber. Those instances will reject 3 of them for being dupes, but it's still a lot to be sending out).

lemmy.ca had a problem where they were sending everything 3 times, and it was because they were running 3 containers, and they all had the same index number, so maybe it's that.

Thanks.

[-] ruud 35 points 3 months ago

Thanks. This made us find out that we misconfigured it. I have now changed the configuration, hope it works.

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[-] Rooki 16 points 3 months ago

We will look into this!

[-] NocturnalMorning 45 points 3 months ago

What am I supposed to do with my free time in the meantime, do you expect me to talk to people in real life??

[-] aeharding 38 points 3 months ago

No need to talk to people in real life. You can use another lemmy instance temporarily.

[-] NocturnalMorning 33 points 3 months ago

Oh thank God, I was worried there for a second.

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[-] [email protected] 40 points 3 months ago

Hold on to your butts...

Good luck on your updates. Thanks for all your work. Raise a glass

[-] jelloeater85 12 points 3 months ago
[-] A_A 27 points 3 months ago

In the event of a roll back, any data created by users will be lost, (...)

You mean to say : "any data created for these few hours" ...right ? ...Right ?

[-] jelloeater85 32 points 3 months ago

YES! During the upgrade window ONLY ๐Ÿ˜…. Our DR plan is pretty tight, some great DBA's on staff. (Ex Ruud)

[-] aeharding 16 points 3 months ago
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[-] [email protected] 19 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

No, they mean any data created by users.

User data created outside those few hours? Lost.

User data on other Lemmy instances? Lost.

User data on other Fediverse platforms? Also lost.

User data on non-Fediverse platforms? Believe it or not, lost.

[-] Rooki 26 points 3 months ago
[-] [email protected] 25 points 3 months ago

Good luck - I had no trouble upgrading Feddit.dk to 0.19.3, hope you have a similar experience :)

[-] subtext 19 points 3 months ago
[-] AnAustralianPhotographer 18 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

It looks like the front hasn't fallen off.

Edit: context for those not aware - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5qxZm_JqM . The front section of a oil tanker fell off and it started leaking crude oil into the ocean off perth and it caught fire.

The two actors are comedians who (then) regularly did send ups of politicians in the last few minutes broadcast each week on an otherwise serious news show.

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[-] [email protected] 16 points 3 months ago

Best of luck and thank you for everything you do!

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[-] dylanTheDeveloper 15 points 3 months ago

Welp goodbye LiftOff. Hope it ends up getting updated in the future

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[-] hal_5700X 15 points 3 months ago

Good luck, boss.

[-] DABDA 14 points 3 months ago

We wanted to announce that we will be attempting to upgrade Lemmy.World to version 0.19.3 on Saturday.

I don't regularly deal with converting between timezones but I'm unable to figure out whether this upgrade is happening on Saturday or Sunday. My calendar shows March 3rd as being Sunday.

[-] ruud 26 points 3 months ago

Yeah it's Sunday. Someone hasn't had their coffee yet it seems. :-)

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[-] jelloeater85 14 points 3 months ago

Sorry, I wrote that at midnight last night ๐Ÿ˜… It's Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY.

[-] DABDA 12 points 3 months ago

I'll pay for the whole seat BUT ONLY NEED THE EDGE!

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[-] CosmicCleric 14 points 3 months ago
[-] kellyaster 13 points 3 months ago

I'm curious about lemmy.world server upgrades. How do you test something like this? Do you upgrade a private staging server and run scripts that simulate user interaction at scale, or is it more like "fuck it, v.73.9.0.367.12.42.0.9 looks safe enough, just deploy it on production"? I'm trying to think of how you would handle any kind of maintenence for something as massive as lemmy.world, and it makes my brain hurt. Frick.

Best of luck with the upgrade tomorrow, gang!

[-] Rooki 14 points 3 months ago

We do try it ( if possible ) everything out on our dev instance. The automation and upgrading.

[-] 58008 13 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

Greatly appreciate the 2FA improvement! I can finally enable it now without locking myself out, which happened every time I tried to enable it previously.

However, in true Fediverse fashion, they've made it 122.6% more complicated than it needs to be. Why contain all of the relevant information in a button pointing to a highly specific protocol? I had to manually copy and paste the button's URL into Notepad++ and cut the parts I needed from it. Why not just give the secret or a QR code like literally every other implementation of 2FA that has ever existed? I've never seen such a button before on any other website when I wanted to switch on 2FA, even on Mastodon they use a QR code and/or the secret key.

And no backup codes? ๐Ÿค”

I sound like a complainy complainer, but I'm genuinely happy/grateful I could enable 2FA. I'm just a n00b who worries about people even n00bier than I am trying to figure it out.

Cheers!

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[-] rob_t_firefly 13 points 3 months ago

"So this is it," said Arthur, "We are going to die."

[-] Betch 12 points 3 months ago

You mean Imma have to get a life for a whole two hours? Maybe even more??

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[-] Carighan 11 points 3 months ago

Oooh, excitement! ๐Ÿคฉ

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