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With 2.0.3 we will introduce a special site which displays only your direct messages like it already is in and recommended in this NotABug Issue: but there's a important for you all about that: Should direct messages be filteres out of the home timeline and only displayed in the direct messages TL and notifications now or should the DM TL just be additional?Please answer here or in issue.Need your opinion

Many people had problems when installing because of a missing documentation and needed PHP extensions which weren't listed.Now we make more use of our Wiki page on NotABug and added detailed installation instructions as well as a troubleshooting page with the most common problems.You can view it here: If you find a mistake or want to add something,you can easily edit the wiki page.

Hello,nice community! does now accept using @Liberapay .If you like Halcyon and you think it makes your experience in the better and you can afford it,please consider donating some money.Halcyon will always stay open and completely free but I do this in my spare time and I can do even more great things if I get some money for it.The profile is here:

We've just released 2.0.2 with the following changes:
- Added a dark theme
- Added Galician translation
- Improved Japanese translation
- Links to posts are opened in Halcyon
- Smaller screens are now supported
- New streaming option: update only when scrolled to top
- Mentions order fixed
Please make sure to enable the following locales on your server: en_US,de_DE,pt_BR,pl_PL,ja_JP,ko_KR,gl_ES
You can download the release from

With 2.0.2 we will finally introduce the dark theme which many users want.Normally it would have taken much longer but we got a pull request with the new CSS file so we can do it much faster.You can already have a look on the concept of the pull request but before the release we have to fix some bugs.And the green stuff will likely get blue but that's the community question: Do you prefer the green styling or do you want it blue?Please answer to this post!

Many new came online recently.I added them all to the new instance list.You can see the full list here: Very much thanks to @vaginaplant @kaffeeringe and @rixx for providing them.You can use them for free at and

We've just released 2.0.1 with the following changes:
- Added the languages Polish,Japanese and Korean
- You now automatically mention everyone in discussions
- Login checkbox does now work with screenreaders
- Links in mentions do now work with Pleroma
- And fixed some more bugs
Please make sure to enable the following locales on your server: en_US,de_DE,pt_BR,pl_PL,ja_JP,ko_KR
You can download the release from

Starting tomorrow I'll be in holiday for one week.I'll answer your questions and NotABug Issues anyway but the next release will come some days after the holidays,I won't have time for programming next week.

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You need php-intl on Ubuntu for the 2.0 release


We've just released 2.0.0 with the following changes:
- Added support for multiple languages
- Removed third party CDN providers
Thanks to @Themanwhoisit for helping with integrating the language system
You can read an blog post about this version here:
You can download the release from

With the release of 2.0.0 we will finally introduce multi language support!We plan to release it after some days.You can now help translating Halcyon so we can already offer multiple languages with the beginning of this feature.Please help us to make Halcyon easier for people who can't understand English as good as you!We use Zanata by Red Hat for our translations which is open source,free and privacy friendly.Translate here:

We've just released 1.2.6 with the following changes:
- Added imprint (optional) and privacy policy
- Spammy toots can be reportet now
- Improved Nginx example config (thank you
- You can now add links to the footers
- CW and NSFW can automatically be shown
IMPORTANT: Move your config.ini and terms.txt (if you modified it) to /config where you can now find additional config.
You can download the release from

Today another new instance joined our decentralized server network.We're growing more and more.Our big dream is that every and instance runs an own instance and let their users choose between our -like frontend or the default -like.Help us make our dream come true!Thanks to for providing our new instance.You can use it for free at | Full list

We've just released 1.2.5 with the following changes:
- Copy link does now copy directly to the clipboard if supported
- Delete event is now supported - Remove deleted posts from TL
- Emojicodes are now always detected (new RegExp)
- Hashtag search is now automatically updated
You can download the release from but please be sure not to delete your config.ini or the contents of the "data" directory if you upgrade from an older version.

We're happy to announce that a new instance joined our list of publicly available instances yesterday!Thanks to @aledjones for providing that.You can use it for free at or view the complete instances list at

We've just released 1.2.4 with the following changes:
- Twemoji updated for more emojis
- Custom emojis in names and biography
- Pinned posts are now supported as well as pin/unpin options for own posts
- Delete is only shown for own posts
- Links to profiles with Pleroma fixed
You can download the release from but please be sure not to delete your config.ini or the contents of the "data" directory if you upgrade from an older version.

We've just released 1.2.3 with the following changes:
- All emojis in the picker do now work
- Fixed some rewrites in the Nginx example config
- Fixed an Windows-only design bug
- Improves performance of the status input field
- Removed some unneeded PHP lines
You can download the release from but please be sure not to delete your config.ini or the contents of the "data" directory if you upgrade from an older version.

Sorry,there was a very big issue in the 1.2.2 release.Whily copying the modified files from the development server into the local folder,I put some CSS into a Javascript file which caused many serious bugs everywhere in Halcyon.Thanks to for reporting and fixing that.We deleted the original 1.2.2 release on NotABug and created a new fixed one.Please update your instance as soon as possible.

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