Version 0.19.X Deployment

Hello world!

I’m sure many of you fine folks have been wondering why we have not upgraded to version 0.19.X yet.

The whole team here has been getting asked this question quite a bit, from both members of the community and other instance admins. We want everyone to know, YES, we will upgrade to version 0.19.

We do not have a hard date set for when we will be upgrading as of yet, as we have about 7 associated task items that go along with this upgrade for things we need to double-check and confirm there will be no breakage.

Another big reason why we have not upgraded is due to reports from other instance admins that the front-end GUI can have performance issues. While a large portion of folks access our site using apps on their phones, we would rather not degrade the user experience for the rest of everyone else.

Worst case in terms of UI slowness, we would ask everyone to use either Alexandrite () or Photon () to mitigate the potential performance issues.

One final point to mention to address the delay is that we usually wait 1-2 weeks after a new release before applying it to production. This was complicated by the fact that there were multiple releases right after each other, with each new release having issues we hoped would be patched in the NEXT version. A new version would come up, and we would have to evaluate the stability and performance of it, which would take about 2 weeks, and then ANOTHER version would come out, which we would need to test. This was further complicated by the fact this was during the holiday season.

Version Release Date
0.19.0 2023-12-15
0.19.1 2023-12-20
0.19.2 2024-01-10
0.19.3 2024-01-24

For us, stability is paramount, as we care very much about keeping everyone happy here.

While we can appreciate the rapid release of patches on 0.19, I hope everyone can now understand the delay. If all goes well, we will set a release day in the next week or two, most likely on a Saturday around 1800 UTC.

-jelloeater85

  • @jivandabeastA
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    233 months ago

    Hey just FYI, I’ve been experiencing a postgres memory leak issue on my instance since the upgrade to 0.19.2. Theres a GitHub issue open about it (#4406), not sure if it’s something that will affect you but probably worth keeping in mind

    • @[email protected]
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      133 months ago

      Hi,

      thanks for the tip, we will look into this issue and check if it affects anything on our scale.

      • @jivandabeastA
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        53 months ago

        Yeah no problem, checked the issue – looks like there’s some movement on it so we’ll see

    • @[email protected]
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      3 months ago

      We are investigating another possible bug, that sorta spams other instances full of requests ( we say 5k requests per 5 seconds ) kinda like a DOS attack. We only saw this phenomena on 0.19.3 instances, and they are hitting us currently hard with many requests. We will have to block them until it gets fixed on their side.

      • @jivandabeastA
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        13 months ago

        Hmmmm interesting, i hope im not on the ban list! I haven’t noticed any weird traffic like that

        • @[email protected]
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          23 months ago

          Nope you are not ;)

          We noticed it that it happens on smaller instances, that probably doesnt have the perfect hardware to run the 0.19 version and crashes => retries federation and they probably dont have a backoff strategy.

          Because we noticed the site the domain was leading too wasnt responsive half of the time we tried to look if we can contact the admin.

          • @jivandabeastA
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            33 months ago

            LETSGO

            Yeah my instance is small but my uptime is pretty good (except this db issue tbh) so that might be why