Wouldn't be cool to have in the the concept of (KDE Planet, Libreoffice Planet etc)?

I.e. follow a collective of actors being able to comment their articles (on , , + ) with notes as replies (what already happens on ).

This should make us able to discover new actors to follow. Of course the registration of actors must be approved like on planets by the corresponding community.

@alexl FYI, this is already possible in #Hubzilla with "Channel source". (You create a new channel called whatever-planet, and as sources you add all relevant actors and RSS feeds. And people follows this planet channel, even if they don't use Hubzilla)

@bob thank you but it's not what I meant, I want an ActivityPub actor that I can follow with any AP platform and view on any client. This actor basically just reshares every post from a list of actors, maybe only posts with a certain tag.

Ideally blogs that publish their articles with ActivityPub on an existing planet like Planet KDE would see every article with a tag of their choice (like ) reshared by this planet-actor and replies becomes comments on their blogs.

@alexl what I suggested is exactly what you want.

@alexl It would be more usefull if you create such actor yourself. Since you're involved in KDE, you could create the KDE channel. First, you should select the "public feed" type for this channel. Then you install the "source" add-on.

@alexl After that, for each KDE actor you want to add: you add the actor as a contact of the KDE channel, and thenyYou go on the source settings, and you select "new source". For the channel you specify that actor, then you can add a category for those posts, and you can filter (to be sure they're talking about KDE)
And finally, anyone can follow that KDE-channel from mastodon

@alexl I'm available for your tests ๐Ÿ˜œ

@bob I see my channel has addons but I can't add a new one. Maybe is this achieved "installing a new app"? But I searched for "source" in available apps but I can't find it

@alexl what is your hub? If it's public, I could create an account and check the available apps.

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@bob nevermind, I have found "channel source" app and I'm trying to understand how to use it. The channel is [email protected]

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@bob the issue is: I'm able to add a Mastodon account as source but I can't understand how I am supposed to add an RSS feed

@alexl try to add a new connection, and copy paste the RSS URL

@alexl you should add @kde as a source. Since I don't follow that account, we'll see if I can read the posts throught your test planet

@alexl It's strange. Maybe a bug in #mastodon. Worth opening an issue for investigation I guess.

@bob I don't think it's a Mastodon bug, it's the same for Pleroma. It seems to me that Hubzilla doesn't federate reshare actions via ActivityPub. Also, if I set channel source app to publish posts as planet-test they don't appear.

What federates through ActivityPub are just manually written posts

@alexl Lets try one last thing before opening an issue on #hubzilla tracker. When you add a source, there is an option: "resend posts with this channel as author". Could you try to edit your current configuration to toggle that option?

@alexl @bob Hi, I had an issue with this plugin. Still have (framagit.org/hubzilla/core/iss) One user told me he deactivated the addon (I suppose he meant "deleted"), then reactivated it and everything began to federate properly. So far this method didn't work for me... My channel (zotum.net/channel/releasenotes) federates via ActivityPub but fails for diaspora. Try deleting and reinstalling the addon, perhaps it will start sending to Mastodon / Pleroma. The plugin also has an issue with properly adding tags.

@alexl On this page (insert your hub instead): yourhub.com/apps/edit - you'll find a trash icon below the addon. Interestingly, when I delete the Channel Sources addon and then "install" it again, it looses no data: all my previous added RSS sources are there as if I haven't deleted the addon. Not sure if it should be that way.

@lightone thank you, at the moment it doesn't work, it published a couple of RSS feed entries over ActivityPub and stopped working again

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