cross-posted from:

Hi everyone and happy new year! It’s finally time for another Thunder release. As always, there have been many improvements, additions, changes and fixes in this release which should make for a even better Thunder experience. If you have any suggestions or feedback, feel free to discuss it in the Thunder community or on GitHub.

A quick reminder: if you are using the Google Play version or App Store version, please note that it may take a bit of time before you receive the update. Now onto the update notes. This update brings a few major features:

🎉 Features

  • You can now edit your own posts, and set the appropriate language for your post. When you open your own post, you will see a pencil icon which will allow you to edit your post along with the language.
  • The Settings page has been overhauled and re-organized, with post and comment previews for certain visual settings. This should hopefully provide a better overall experience for adjusting and customizing your settings.
  • You can now set Thunder’s app language to any of currently available translations. Please note that the translations are not fully complete, and you may encounter untranslated content.
  • Additional settings have been added in which sync up with your Lemmy account. This includes showing/hiding read posts, showing/hiding scores, and showing/hiding bot accounts.
  • There is now a Safari extension which allows you to open Lemmy links within Thunder for iOS users. This extension is disabled by default, but can be enabled in the system settings under Safari -> Extensions.
  • Favoriting communities is now available. When you favorite a community, it will be prioritized throughout the app (in the drawer, search results, etc.)
  • Keyword filters are now available in the Settings page. Adding keywords will filter any posts whose title or body containing one or more keywords.
  • Many quality-of-life improvements including collapsible post bodies, more community translations, addition of more sort types, improved search filters.

⚙️ Performance

  • Improved general loading times when starting up Thunder. This should result in some drastic improvements for certain instances.
  • Updated many under-the-hood dependencies.

And much much more. I can’t possibly go through all the changes in the changelog, but for those who are curious, feel free to check out the full changelog on the GitHub announcement.

As always, this is an alpha release, so do expect bugs to pop up here and there. We have a Matrix space if you would like to join in on discussions:

If you find any issues or would like to suggest features, please open up a new issue! As always, contributions are always welcomed here.

I would just like to thank everyone for the continued support and contributions. Thunder is still a project that I can only work on the side, and knowing that others enjoy it drives me to continue working on it!

If you would like to show a token of appreciation, you can buy me a coffee. The donations will help support some of the development overhead costs!

Thanks again for everything so far, and I hope you enjoy this update! Here’s a new year’s resolution for you for reaching the end of this post 🎉

  • edric
    65 months ago

    Thanks once again for the update! My instance finally fixed the federation issues with 0.19 (per the admin), so hopefully this new update meshes well.