Is that something you can set in a config file at installation?
I was thinking about running my own instance and post length was a primary driver, but had the thought of it being hard coded makes me go hmm..
Which means you have to make those changes every single time you update.
Not a fan of that myself.
Do you know if they're open to external patch submissions?
@notawizard We pulled the Mastodon codebase into our own repository and put our changes as separate commits on top of it. If there is an update, we rebase our repo to the latest tag. If you keep your commits tight (no code reformat, rearranging code blocks and so on), there will be practically no conflicts. And if there is a merge conflict, resolving this will be a no-brainer. I've talked to other mastodon admins and they to it that way too (https://social.okoyono.de/web/@f/107886527406447813).
With this setup, an upgrade consists of 3 or 4 lines on the commandline.
Regarding the character limit: Yes, there are various attempts to "fix" this:
But there is no intend to resolve this one :/
You can use the Hometown fork, which do all this for you if you just need that character limit "fix".
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