Diogo Peralta Cordeiro 6e031d623a [VersionBump] 2.0.0beta0
Updated composer and translations

composer install --no-dev
composer dump-autoload --optimize
git add vendor/ --force
make updatepo
2021-07-18 12:49:17 +01:00

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GNU social v2.0.0 - THIS. IS. GNU SOCIAL!!!

Release name chosen after 300 by Frank Miller where the main protagonist Leonidas, King of Sparta, declines peace with the Persians, after being disrespected, by shouting at the Persian Messenger "This is Sparta!" and kicking him into a large well proceeded by the killing of the other Persian messengers.

For users/sysadmins

Web server changes

  • GS is now structurally divided in includes and public
  • New media handling system, new important settings, refer to CONFIGURE doc and web server conf
  • OEmbed upgraded to Embed plugin (and now we provide Open Graph information too)
  • Composer was integrated


  • Restored broken built-in plugins
  • A more powerful Plugins management tool for sysadmins


  • Added ActivityPub support
  • Enabled the search box to import remote notices and profiles
  • Direct messages are now via ActivityPub only

Load and Storage

  • New queues system
  • Support for Redis was added
  • Support for PostgreSQL was added

For developers


  • New Internal Session Handler and consequently a new API, migration should be simple enough
  • Dropped support for StatusNet plugins, devs should now use GNUsocial class instead


  • Composer was integrated
  • GS is now structurely divided in includes and public
  • A more powerful Plugins management tool for sysadmins

Now plugins can be installed via the sysadmin UI. Therefore, now you should package your plugins either in tar or zip. The package name must be the same as the plugin's internal name. For example, a plugin named Chuck Norris (social@chuck.norris) must be in a file named: ChuckNorris.tar. Inside there MUST be two directories, one named 'includes' with everything that should be unpacked in local/plugins/{plugin_name} and another named 'public' with everything that should be unpacked in public/local/plugins/{plugin_name}.