Steemit.com Development Updates - The GitHub Issue Report

in steemit •  11 months ago

The Steemit dev team has been busy since the last update! We have avatars now, profiles, 100% SP badges, and updates to the wallet - just to name a few. Very cool!! Several issues have dropped off the list :)

Since other users have written posts about the new features that have been added, I will exclude things that are now done/live, and focus on things that are still in the works.

To make the report cleaner, I am now excluding issues that have not been updated since the last report. If you are curious about the status of issues not listed here, please check out the previous post or the actual GitHub issues page.

Reminder - the changes that are in this report are things that are being considered as well as being worked on. There is no guarantee that all of these will actually be implemented and put up on to the site. It does give you a good idea of what they are up to though :)

I will also use these tags to help clarify what has changed since the last report:

  • [NEW] - This is a new issue that has been added.
  • [UPDATE] - This is an existing issue that has been updated since the last report.

Posting Rules Guide [UPDATE]

GitHub Issue 153 is adding a guide to explain the posting rules to users. Development has been worked on, but it is not complete yet. (Stay tuned!)

Upload Images [UPDATE]

GitHub Issue 396 will allow users to upload images directly into Steemit.com posts, rather than having to use a third party image hosting site. The issue was recently re-opened by one of the Steemit devs, so it is likely that they are planning to work on it soon.

Witness Proxy Vote [NEW]

Users are able to vote for witnesses "by proxy". Currently, the only way to do this is with the blockchain API. GitHub Issue 464 will allow users to set this via the GUI. The issue was recently assigned to a developer, so they will likely start work on it soon.

Split Blog Tab into Blog and Resteemed Tabs [NEW]

A pull request was submitted for this under GitHub Issue 616, although it turns out that a blockchain change is needed in order to support it. @bitcoiner is looking into this under Steem GitHub Issue 581.

Add Clarification to Power Down Rule [NEW]

They want to update it so that if users are unable to power down, it will show a message: This account requires N STEEM (10x account creation fee) worth of Steem Power before it can power down. This is being worked on in GitHub Issue 665.

Miscellaneous Bugfixes [UPDATE]

A lot of the issues that are being worked on right now are bugfixes. I did decide to exclude them since I think most users are just interested in seeing the enhancements. If there is interest in seeing them all here, let me know. The dev team has indicated that they are giving bugfixes high priority at the moment.


This concludes the list of relevant issues that I found to report on. There is a lot of design work going on behind the scenes related to new features, but they haven't been added to GitHub yet. Once I see them create issues for things that are being discussed/planned, I will add them to the report.

If you are interested, you can view all of the open issues here:
https://github.com/steemit/steemit.com/issues


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https://steemit.com/~witnesses

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I am still getting a signigicant lag on the input field for comments and new posts and edits, but it isn't as bad as it was.

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It is something you can open a GitHub issue for, but I don't know how high of priority performance related issues are going to get. Right now they seem to be focused mainly on feature development and bug-fixes. It is obviously important to address those things before the site goes 'officially live', but while still in 'beta' it might not be considered as important.

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I think it is pretty serious but it now appears to be resolved anyway. whew. It was starting to be quite annoying.

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Are you using IE by any chance? I seem to have really bad lag with a lot of things when I use that, but Firefox/Chrome don't seem to be bad.

Thanks for everything you do!

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Welcome! :)

UV and RS! I shared it with others on Fascistbook too, your updates are always so good, I really appreciate them.

I don't always understand them, lol, but I appreciate them ha!

#NotATechhie lol

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Thanks Barry! I do my best to translate 'techie speak' into 'user speak' ;)

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You do a great job. The key is going to be attracting a lot more people like me the regular guy, to this platform and Blockchain.

Then we have to find a way to keep the greasy hands off the gubments off it like they get into with everything else lol.

Have a good nite my man!

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Thanks. I agree. Attracting and retaining is really important though. That is why I am so focused on all the front end GUI stuff :)

I think Steemit has all the right ingredients to be the social media site. Once we get a world class UI that 'regular' mainstream users will enjoy using, I feel that this platform will really start to take off!

With every new feature, we get one step closer :) It is really exciting to watch and be a part of!

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The common sense changes you spoke of implemented this weekend here, are big steps in the right direction. I have a 'regular guy' post half drafted as of 10 days ago. I will try and share it with you someday.

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Awesome, I look forward to reading it :)

@timcliff you are my source for all things in Steemit development. Excellent job as both a witness and a member of the Seemit community.

Valuable information sir @timcliff, I want to thank the ardu work queud makes to improve the steemit platform, which will be a benefit for all users
Congratulations for the good work that you are doing and the team of people assigned to this function.
thank you very much

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Thanks @jlufer :) I always appreciate your thoughtful / kind comments!

I hope they make uploading pictures an upgrade. This will help make steemit more user-friendly.

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Agreed! :)

Thanks for the summary.

Thanks for this summary! :)

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Welcome! :)

for 396

Higher productivity for all.

Very very very nice....

Resteemed and Upvoted. Excellent post! Thanks!


0.01 Steem was sent to you.

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Thanks :)