We clearly have a few people who’s primary interest in regards to Mastodon development is working on these types of features, and it wouldn’t be impossible to expand that group of developers (I believe).
There are features we, Gargron and I, are going to focus on in our development plan, but none of this hampers other developers ability to work with us and provide useful tools for the Masto-verse. I will bring this up now, as I’ve been very busy for the past few weeks, and will continue to be until the 2nd of June, finding developers who are interested in specialized [edit: niche] development of mastodon is going to be a priority for me during the summer. And also organization in regards to communication between us.
Specialized development examples are @beatrix-bitrot with anti-harassment.
I know @hoodie is interested in revamping of the messages system, as to allow local only, but I recall there may be a connection to anti-harassment for this feature?
@nolan I see constantly working on performance improvements. Would love to see those update posts get a light on this forum as well.
@mjankowski I believe has done quite some refactoring?
Documentation and translation
These are just some examples, and not in any way saying that this is a solo man project. But rather just giving highlights.
Would any of you want subcategories / categories, to use as a workspace for discussing future features and work you are doing?
Before I open the floor to everyone, I just want to say even though the examples I have given up here are specialization to the code specifically, I do believe that we have plenty of space to add for other specialized work too. Like if the people working on the wiki want their own space, if people from different language groups want their own categories, etc etc. Just let us know!
Replaced "niche" with "specialized" to carry the intended meaning (full details inside),
as niche seems to have a negative connotation to it, even though the definitions I double checked with before posting do not seem negative to me.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of niche:
2 a : a place, employment, status, or activity for which a person or thing is best fitted finally found her niche
d : a specialized market
Words related to niche, ‘compartment: section, subdivision.’; ‘department:area of interest, expertise’
Further it would be helpful, for future discussions to not assume malintent in someone’s post, as it tends to risk derailing the discussion. See further forum guidelines here.
[edit: Moved some stuff around]
This thread started as a reply, realized it went off topic and that I had another point to make.
So, are any of these features requested and have associated issue on Github? (yes I am still playing catch up in regards to github issues)