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Stepping away from open source
Published August 1, 2020, tags: invidious

Starting September 1st, I'm shutting down the user-facing portion of https://invidio.us and stepping away from development. If you have an account on the site, you can export your data here, which will allow you to import everything to another instance or self-host.

The API will continue to function until October 1st, to give time for any services relying on it to migrate to other solutions. If you're a patron on Liberapay, I would urge you to switch your donation to iv-org, as that will ensure it goes to the stewards of the project going forward.

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Version 0.20.0: Custom Playlists
Published November 6, 2019, tags: invidious

It's been quite a while since the last release! There've been 198 commits from 27 contributors.

A couple smaller features have since been added. Channel pages and playlists in particular have received a bit of a face-lift, with both now displaying their descriptions as expected, and playlists providing video count and published information. Channels will also now provide video descriptions in their RSS feed.

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Suspended Patreon
Published October 12, 2019, tags: invidious, patreon

Hello everyone. As most of you have noticed, https://patreon.com/omarroth has been suspended. I'd like to provide some more information on why it was suspended and its current status, as well as what I plan to do moving forward.

I've also provided the full text of my interaction with Patreon support below.

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Roadmap for 0.20.0
Published September 6, 2019, tags: invidious, patreon

Migrated from Patreon. Original post here.

Hello again! I would like to give everyone a quick update and roadmap for the next release.

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Version 0.19.0: Communities
Published July 13, 2019, tags: invidious, patreon

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Hello again everyone! Focus this month has mainly been on improving playback performance, along with a couple new features I'd like to announce. There have been 109 commits this past month from 10 contributors.

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Short Update
Published July 6, 2019, tags: invidious, patreon

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Hello again!

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Version 0.18.0: Native Notifications and Optimizations
Published June 6, 2019, tags: invidious, patreon

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Hope everyone has been doing well. This past month there have been 97 commits from 10 contributors. For the most part changes this month have been on optimizing various parts of the site, mainly subscription feeds and support for serving images and other assets.

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Version 0.17.0: Player and Authentication API
Published May 6, 2019, tags: invidious, patreon

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Hello everyone! This past month there have been 130 commits from 11 contributors. Large focus has been on improving the player as well as adding API access for other projects to make use of Invidious.

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Version 0.16.0: API Improvements and Annotations
Published April 6, 2019, tags: invidious, patreon

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Hello again! This past month has seen 116 commits from 13 contributors and a couple important changes I'd like to announce.

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Version 0.15.0: Preferences and Channel Playlists
Published March 6, 2019, tags: invidious, patreon

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The project has seen quite a bit of activity this past month. Large focus has been on fixing bugs, but there's still quite a few new features I'm happy to announce. There have been 133 commits from 15 contributors this past month.

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Version 0.14.0: Community
Published February 6, 2019, tags: invidious, patreon

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This last month several contributors have made improvements specifically for the people using this project. New pages have been added to the wiki, and there is now a Matrix Server and IRC channel so it's easier and faster for people to ask questions or chat. There have been 101 commits since the last major release from 8 contributors.

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Version 0.13.0: Translations, Annotations, and Tor
Published January 6, 2019, tags: invidious, patreon

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I hope everyone had a happy New Year! There's been a couple new additions since last release, with 44 commits from 9 contributors. It's been quite a year for the project, and I hope to continue improving the project into 2019! Starting off the new year:

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Version 0.12.0: Accessibility, Privacy, Transparency
Published December 6, 2018, tags: invidious, patreon

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Hello again, it's been a while! A lot has happened since the last release. Invidious has seen 134 commits from 3 contributors, and I'm quite happy with the progress that has been made. I enjoyed this past month, and I believe having a monthly release schedule allows me to focus on more long-term improvements, and I hope people enjoy these more substantial updates as well.

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Week 11: FreeTube and Styling
Published October 23, 2018, tags: invidious, patreon

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This past Friday I'm been very excited to see that FreeTube version 0.4.0 has been released! I'd recommend taking a look at the official patch notes, but to spoil a little bit here: FreeTube now uses the Invidious API for all requests previously sent to YouTube, and has also seen support for playlists, keyboard shortcuts, and more default settings (speed, autoplay, and subtitles). I'm happy to see that FreeTube has reached 500 stars on Github, and I think it's very much deserved. I'd recommend keeping an eye on the newly-launched FreeTube blog for updates on the project.

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Week 10: Subscriptions
Published October 16, 2018, tags: invidious, patreon

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This week I'm happy to announce that subscriptions have been drastically sped up with

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Week 9: Playlists
Published October 8, 2018, tags: invidious, patreon

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Not as much to announce this week, but I'm still quite happy to announce a couple things, namely:

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Week 8: Mixes
Published October 2, 2018, tags: invidious, patreon

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Hello again!

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Week 7: 1080p and Search Types
Published September 25, 2018, tags: invidious, patreon

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Hello again everyone! I've got quite a couple announcements this week:

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Week 6: Filters and Thumbnails
Published September 18, 2018, tags: invidious, patreon

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Hello again! This week I'm happy to mention a couple new features to search as well as some miscellaneous usability improvements.

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Week 5: Privacy and Security
Published September 11, 2018, tags: invidious, patreon

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I hope everyone had a good weekend! This past week I've been fixing some issues that have been brought to my attention to help better protect users and help them keep their anonymity.

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Week 4: Genre Channels
Published September 5, 2018, tags: invidious, patreon

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Hello! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Without further ado:

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Week 3: Quality of Life
Published August 27, 2018, tags: invidious, patreon

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Hello everyone! This week I've been working on some smaller features that will hopefully make the site more functional.

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Week 2: Toward Playlists
Published August 21, 2018, tags: invidious, patreon

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Sorry for the late update! Not as much to announce this week, but still a couple things of note:

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Week 1: Invidious API and Geo-Bypass
Published August 13, 2018, tags: invidious, patreon

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Hello everyone! This past week there have been quite a few things worthy of mention:

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Hello World
Published August 8, 2018, tags: invidious, patreon

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Hello everyone! I thought I'd take this opportunity to explain what I hope to accomplish with this Patreon. In addition to the obvious goal of  paying hosting costs, I think Patreon is an excellent platform for getting feedback from users and for keeping in touch with folks interested in the project.

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An introduction to syntax.cr
Published July 9, 2018, tags: language

Introduction

The .tmLanguage format is currently the most popular tool for adding syntax highlighting to popular editors. It is supported by Github, VSCode, Atom, Vim, TextMate (after which it is named), and many others.

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