Yo, Cloudron! Let's Talk About Libervia!
I've been diving into this project called Libervia and I think it would be great for the Cloudron AppStore. Libervia isn't just another app, it's an XMPP-powered beast that could fill a niche we've been missing. We have some custom XMPP solutions using existing platforms but we've been lacking some solid XMPP action. Libervia is decentralised and federated web life, mixing XMPP and ActivityPub protocols. It's a universal communication tool that respects user freedom and privacy, like a boss.
You can check it out here: https://libervia.org
The source code for this bad boy's over at https://repos.goffi.org/libervia-backend/file/tip. In the
docker-compose.ymlfile, you'll find the Docker image tagged as
libervia/backend. See: Q2 2023
Here's the kicker, that got me thinking of making my first app suggestion (show mercy, ha-ha). Libervia is a bridge. It's got the ability to connect XMPP and ActivityPub, making it an amazing hub for users to roll with other ActivityPub apps. Mastodon, PeerTube, Pixelfed - all the big players we've got on Cloudron, even OwnCast recently, Libervia is like the perfect homebase for users to hub out into these other ActivityPub apps. I have also included a review of their Social Contract as I find it stands a bit taller than Blue Sky Social's which was recently discussed, link below.
By Q2 2023, they're planning to stabilize their ActivityPub ⬌ XMPP Gateway and API/Plugin for the bridge. They're also working to update and fix installation images for Flatpak and Docker, which makes it really easy to package from Cloudron, right? I've been getting my hands dirty with packaging apps lately, self taught and learning as I go and, while I'm not quite ready to take a big bite like Libervia, I'm all in to keep an eye on it and keep you guys posted.
Hit me back with your thoughts.