Pleroma VS Mastodon

  • louisoft01 10-13-2018, 05:23 PM
    So what is pleroma and mastodon
    https://joinmastodon.org/
    https://pleroma.social/

    With all of the drama on the fediverse about which software is better I wanted to voice my opinion and invite other too also do so.
    In my opinion I prefer pleroma, it even has the option of changing to the mastodon UI if you want to.
  • Kukuru 10-13-2018, 05:37 PM
    I don't have any idea about either but pawoo is using Mastodon so I'm leaning toward it

    What's the difference between them
  • seel 10-13-2018, 06:10 PM
    I joined a Mastodon-based one a while back, completely forgot what one it was, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. Haven't had a chance to see Pleroma, so I'd have to test it out before I gave my opinion. Are either of them really active?
  • Steph 10-14-2018, 04:58 AM
    (10-13-2018, 06:10 PM)seel Wrote: I joined a Mastodon-based one a while back, completely forgot what one it was, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. Haven't had a chance to see Pleroma, so I'd have to test it out before I gave my opinion. Are either of them really active?


    They share the same network and use the same protocol so both pleroma and mastodon are equally active. And the fediverse is still really active, which is nice.
  • louisoft01 10-14-2018, 05:03 AM
    (10-14-2018, 04:58 AM)RX14 Wrote:
    (10-13-2018, 06:10 PM)seel Wrote: I joined a Mastodon-based one a while back, completely forgot what one it was, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. Haven't had a chance to see Pleroma, so I'd have to test it out before I gave my opinion. Are either of them really active?


    They share the same network and use the same protocol so both pleroma and mastodon are equally active. And the fediverse is still really active, which is nice.


    As someone that runs a pleroma instance for their own use I prefer pleroma due to it being more lightweght on the server side and being easier to setup.
    However alot of users prefer mastodon despite the fact that pleroma has a mastodon front end option.
  • seel 10-14-2018, 04:06 PM
    (10-14-2018, 05:03 AM)louisoft01 Wrote:
    (10-14-2018, 04:58 AM)RX14 Wrote:
    (10-13-2018, 06:10 PM)seel Wrote: I joined a Mastodon-based one a while back, completely forgot what one it was, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. Haven't had a chance to see Pleroma, so I'd have to test it out before I gave my opinion. Are either of them really active?


    They share the same network and use the same protocol so both pleroma and mastodon are equally active. And the fediverse is still really active, which is nice.


    As someone that runs a pleroma instance for their own use I prefer pleroma due to it being more lightweght on the server side and being easier to setup.
    However alot of users prefer mastodon despite the fact that pleroma has a mastodon front end option.


    So I have a Raspberry Pi in my house, would this be something I could readily setup on that? How much network traffic does this require?
  • Steph 10-14-2018, 06:26 PM
    (10-14-2018, 04:06 PM)seel Wrote:
    (10-14-2018, 05:03 AM)louisoft01 Wrote:
    (10-14-2018, 04:58 AM)RX14 Wrote:
    (10-13-2018, 06:10 PM)seel Wrote: I joined a Mastodon-based one a while back, completely forgot what one it was, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. Haven't had a chance to see Pleroma, so I'd have to test it out before I gave my opinion. Are either of them really active?


    They share the same network and use the same protocol so both pleroma and mastodon are equally active. And the fediverse is still really active, which is nice.


    As someone that runs a pleroma instance for their own use I prefer pleroma due to it being more lightweght on the server side and being easier to setup.
    However alot of users prefer mastodon despite the fact that pleroma has a mastodon front end option.


    So I have a Raspberry Pi in my house, would this be something I could readily setup on that? How much network traffic does this require?


    People have set up pleroma on raspis, and the network traffic is fairly minimal. The issue is you need a domain and if you're hosting at home you run into dynamic IP issues.
  • seel 10-14-2018, 06:38 PM (Edited 10-15-2018, 04:58 AM)
    (10-14-2018, 06:26 PM)RX14 Wrote:
    (10-14-2018, 04:06 PM)seel Wrote:
    (10-14-2018, 05:03 AM)louisoft01 Wrote:
    (10-14-2018, 04:58 AM)RX14 Wrote: They share the same network and use the same protocol so both pleroma and mastodon are equally active. And the fediverse is still really active, which is nice.


    As someone that runs a pleroma instance for their own use I prefer pleroma due to it being more lightweght on the server side and being easier to setup.
    However alot of users prefer mastodon despite the fact that pleroma has a mastodon front end option.


    So I have a Raspberry Pi in my house, would this be something I could readily setup on that? How much network traffic does this require?


    People have set up pleroma on raspis, and the network traffic is fairly minimal. The issue is you need a domain and if you're hosting at home you run into dynamic IP issues.


    Domain is no issue, and I don't have a dynamic IP so there really shouldn't be an issue. Though maybe it'd be better to set it up on a Digital Ocean droplet or something like that.


    Edit: Scratch that, I just logged into my niu.moe account and saw you have a rather nice vanity URL. Mind if I just join your instance?
  • Steph 10-15-2018, 12:32 PM
    (10-14-2018, 06:38 PM)seel Wrote:
    (10-14-2018, 06:26 PM)RX14 Wrote:
    (10-14-2018, 04:06 PM)seel Wrote:
    (10-14-2018, 05:03 AM)louisoft01 Wrote: As someone that runs a pleroma instance for their own use I prefer pleroma due to it being more lightweght on the server side and being easier to setup.
    However alot of users prefer mastodon despite the fact that pleroma has a mastodon front end option.


    So I have a Raspberry Pi in my house, would this be something I could readily setup on that? How much network traffic does this require?


    People have set up pleroma on raspis, and the network traffic is fairly minimal. The issue is you need a domain and if you're hosting at home you run into dynamic IP issues.


    Domain is no issue, and I don't have a dynamic IP so there really shouldn't be an issue. Though maybe it'd be better to set it up on a Digital Ocean droplet or something like that.


    Edit: Scratch that, I just logged into my niu.moe account and saw you have a rather nice vanity URL. Mind if I just join your instance?


    Of course I don't mind, you're welcome to join!
  • louisoft01 10-15-2018, 04:49 PM
    (10-14-2018, 06:26 PM)RX14 Wrote:
    (10-14-2018, 04:06 PM)seel Wrote:
    (10-14-2018, 05:03 AM)louisoft01 Wrote:
    (10-14-2018, 04:58 AM)RX14 Wrote: They share the same network and use the same protocol so both pleroma and mastodon are equally active. And the fediverse is still really active, which is nice.


    As someone that runs a pleroma instance for their own use I prefer pleroma due to it being more lightweght on the server side and being easier to setup.
    However alot of users prefer mastodon despite the fact that pleroma has a mastodon front end option.


    So I have a Raspberry Pi in my house, would this be something I could readily setup on that? How much network traffic does this require?


    People have set up pleroma on raspis, and the network traffic is fairly minimal. The issue is you need a domain and if you're hosting at home you run into dynamic IP issues.

    I've ran websites from dynamic ip's back when the UK did not enforce the anti encryption and censorship stuff.
    Dynamic dns was done via some hackjob script that updated the DNS record whenever my IP changed. I did this on both BT (British Telecom) and Talk Talk with no complaints from either ISP.
    My instance now runs from a VPS as can be seen from the reasons stated above.
  • Backlash 10-15-2018, 05:35 PM
    Man, the Fediverse is so much better than I remembered! I think the deciding factor this time around was following/replying to Toots on the public timeline rather than just my friends' or on my home server. There's so many fun and interesting people living their lives; I'd kick myself if I turned away now. ^^
  • lanodan 10-20-2018, 04:25 AM
    Of course pleroma is better!

    Basically more features (screwdriver included) and more efficient. And on the non-tech side the governance is open and shared among a team of dev rather than 1 person (gargron in the case of mastodon).

    (but well, I’m biased as a pleroma dev I guess)

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