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This Week in Self-Hosted (26 May 2023)

Passkeys, software updates, new software, self-hosted file web browsers, and more in this week's self-hosted content recap
This Week in Self-Hosted (26 May 2023)

Industry Activity

Bitwarden to launch passkey management | Bitwarden Blog
Welcome, passkeys – FIDO credentials stored directly on your phone or computer.
Piper is our new voice for the Open Home
Learn about Piper, our new Text-to-Speech system that is developed in-house at Nabu Casa. It is a neural network optimized to run on a RPi4.
Cloudflare Extends Support to Open-Source Projects with Free Cloudflare Pro Plan
Cloudflare empowers open-source projects with its offerings. Learn more here.

Software Updates

  • ChangeDetection.io v0.42 (Webpage Change Detection): Major improvements to page interactions and UI, experimental puppeteer/browser-less fetcher, and various other minor changes
  • Flarum v1.8.0 (Forum Platform): Added tag mentions in posts, user permission to delete posts, new user creation from admin interface, and various other minor changes
  • Linkding v1.19.0 (Bookmark Manager): New functionality to add notes to bookmarks with Markdown support
  • PodFetch v3.4.1 (Podcast Manager): Added global/favored and infinite scrolling for timelines, ARMv7 support, and various other minor changes
  • SimpleX Chat v5.1.0 (Messaging): Message reactions, self-destruct passcodes, longer voice messages, custom disappear time, and various other minor changes
  • Supersonic v0.3.0 (Desktop Subsonic Client): Multi-server support, filter options, artist grid views, and various other minor changes

New Software

  • Kapowarr: Comic book library manager
  • kosync-dotnet: Self-hostable implementation of KOReader sync server
  • Llama: Plexamp-inspired Jellyfin music player
  • Note Mark (Alpha): Web-based Markdown notes
  • Ryot (Beta): Self-hosted tracking platform (media, fitness, etc.)
  • Zoraxy: Reverse proxy for low-powered devices
New Container: hiSHtory-server | Info :: LinuxServer.io
We have released a new container for hiSHtory-server!hiSHtory is a better shell history. It stores your shell history in context (what directory you ran the command in, whether it succeeded or failed, how long it took, etc). This is all stored locally and end-to-end encrypted for syncing to to all…
Plex Docker Compose: KICKASS Media Server with HW Transcoding | SHB
Plex is the best Media Server right now. In this Plex Docker Compose guide you will learn how to install Plex easily, with hardware transcoding.
Tempted by the Fruit of Another
Alex tempts Chris with his Obsidian ways, our thoughts on Drobo going bankrupt, and Photoprism adding paid tiers. Plus, the slick suite of tools you’ll want to run on your LAN.

Self-Hosted Spotlight

Meet Filestash, a front-end web client for managing data stored in various backends: S3, Backblaze, Minio, Git, WebDav, SFTP, Samba, local filesystems, LDAP, Dropbox, Google Drive, and more. Each instance can connect users to a number of data sources and includes the ability to view images, videos, documents, and other files directly in the browser. Filestash is mobile-friendly, customizable, and can even gain additional functionality via plugins.

Docker is currently the only supported method of installation, although the software's documentation states they support other methods for those willing to pay for the service.

Note: Filestash is not a file syncing application like Nextcloud or Syncthing. It is a web interface for data stored in specific locations that would be more similar to popular tools like Filebrowser.

Screenshot from the software's website

Links: Website, GitHub Repository, Documentation

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