I’m not that technical person, i need to hear from you. I’m planning to hire someone to modify a Lemmy fork for me as i need to add new features, also i have to declare the source code to align with AGPL-3.
The question is, if i put my code on self-hosetd Gitea can i get the important updates from the master brunch of lemmy on github? especially the security updates.
Please tell me if this is possible!
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Yes you can add our github as a remote in git, and pull/merge changes manually (which you have to do anyway). In fact it doesnt make any real difference where your repo is hosted.
What kind of changes do you want to make?
1-I will ask someone to help with the RTL.
2- Card View on mobile is very important, so yes that’s to be done as well. (I don’t like the current view of Lemmy on mobile) Hexbear.net on mobile is good.
3- I will ask the developer to add Q&A option to the posting form, when the option is checked, a Q&A label must be shown next to the title of that post.
4- Fields for sponsored links to fund the service. Donations culture is not that big in my place.
5- The homepage on desktop will be redesigned, the list of posts will be in the middle, with 2 sidebars, on the left and right.
That sounds great. I hope you can find a developer who has some experience with open source, because many of these changes should be merged into Lemmy directly. Especially RTL support (or rather bidi) has been requested by many people. In fact there is already an RTL fork of lemmy-ui which could help you get started.
The other changes you mention could also be merged directly into lemmy-ui (except the homepage redesign i guess). Then others can also benefit from them, and it would be much easier for you to upgrade to new Lemmy versions. I suggest you open issues to discuss these changes (or look for existing issues). You can also join the Lemmy Dev Matrix chat.
i saw this one, as i had a discussion about it on Github.
I absolutely don’t mind merging any changes with Lemmy as will pay for this by one way or another, all is care about for now to find a developer who can implement all these changes.
You can make a post to ask for a dev in !firstname.lastname@example.org, maybe also on Matrix and in the rtl Github issue.
you’d have to manually merge or rebase each update to your fork.