Status update, February 2022

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This month has been another one with very low activity. Aside from work I spent my time in a project I cannot talk about, but I am very excited to work on it!

Speaking of projects, last month ACRA support was added to Husky, meaning that now, if the application crashes unexpectedly, a push notification will display two options: Report or Dismiss. If you press report, your preferred email client will show with a email already composed, so you can press send directly (although if you have more context you should add it in the body, like steps to reproduce it and in which instance you are in).

The email content will be improved upon new versions of Husky, so stay tunned!

I also got a couple of bugs and a suggestion to add the option to download media content only on WiFi. I am taking a look into this, but it will take time. Another thing I will fix is custom emojis being animated properly (APNG and WebM emojis). Husky already supports SVG emojis.

Aside from adding new stuff and fixing but I am also rewriting the internals of Husky. As I stated before, the code is a bit of a mess, and refactoring the whole application to a more modern approach will not only bring the benefit of being more maintanable over time, but we will be able to add stuff faster. Stay tunned for more stuff about this. The application itself will not change much from an user perspective.

I want to make this perfectly clear: I will not stop maintaining the application as it is. This is a refactor for the 2.0.0 version of Husky.

Aside from this, I am also going to make streamings from time to time while programming or gaming. I made a streaming channel at video.hardlimit.com. My idea is to do Husky stuff while streaming, but I can also stream while playing games (whether FOSS games or not is another topic). The channel is at video.hardlimit.com/epochstreams.

In the mean time, reading, watching TV shows and movies, going out for a workout and such stuff is also part of my daily routine. I do not spend all my time in fron of the screen, and you should not to.

That would be all, see you in the next status!