Commit 94525b59 authored by Eugen Rochko's avatar Eugen Rochko

Improve README, fix #48

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[travis]: https://travis-ci.org/Gargron/mastodon
[code_climate]: https://codeclimate.com/github/Gargron/mastodon
Mastodon is a federated microblogging engine. An alternative implementation of the GNU Social project. Based on ActivityStreams, Webfinger, PubsubHubbub and Salmon.
Mastodon is a federated microblogging engine. An alternative implementation of the GNU social project. Based on ActivityStreams, Webfinger, PubsubHubbub and Salmon.
Focus of the project on a clean REST API and a good user interface. Ruby on Rails is used for the back-end, while React.js and Redux are used for the dynamic front-end. A static front-end for public resources (profiles and statuses) is also provided.
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- [API overview](https://github.com/Gargron/mastodon/wiki/API)
- [How to use the API via cURL/oAuth](https://github.com/Gargron/mastodon/wiki/Testing-with-cURL)
## Status
- GNU Social users can follow Mastodon users
- Mastodon users can follow GNU Social users
- Retweets, favourites, mentions, replies work in both directions
- Public pages for profiles and single statuses
- Sign up, login, forgotten passwords and changing password
- Mentions and URLs converted to links in statuses
- REST API, including home and mention timelines
- OAuth2 provider system for the API
- Upload header image for profile page
- Deleting statuses, deletion propagation
- Real-time timelines via Websockets
## Features
- **Fully interoperable with GNU social and any OStatus platform**
Whatever implements Atom feeds, ActivityStreams, Salmon, PubSubHubbub and Webfinger is part of the network
- **Real-time timeline updates**
See the updates of people you're following appear in real-time in the UI via WebSockets
- **Federated thread resolving**
If someone you follow replies to a user unknown to the server, the server fetches the full thread so you can view it without leaving the UI
- **Media attachments like images and WebM**
Upload and view images and WebM videos attached to the updates
- **OAuth2 and a straightforward REST API**
Mastodon acts as an OAuth2 provider so 3rd party apps can use the API, which is RESTful and simple
- **Background processing for long-running tasks**
Mastodon tries to be as fast and responsive as possible, so all long-running tasks that can be delegated to background processing, are
- **Deployable via Docker**
You don't need to mess with dependencies and configuration if you want to try Mastodon, if you have Docker and Docker Compose the deployment is extremely easy
## Configuration
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