Wanted to share an update as well. I've been working on opening and reviewing a lot of pull requests so far this release cycle. A few particularly interesting ones:
- Support setting nicknames on registration (PR). A long-standing complaint about Flarum is the fact that usernames can only have ASCII characters, which makes using it on non-english-speaking communities unideal. Last year, we released the Flarum nickname extension, allow users to set a nickname with arbitrary characters. In the next release, we've added the ability to set nicknames as part of registration, along with an option to automatically generate usernames so users don't need to worry about usernames whatsoever.
- The confusing "Uninstall" button on extension pages has been renamed to "Purge" to reduce confusion.
- Webpack 5 is now supported in extensions (PR).
Among some other small fixes and features. I'm hoping to keep improving our TypeScript setup, and migrate a lot of changes back to
flarum-cli so they're easy to use in your community extensions.
On a team level, we also have some big changes coming soon, so stay tuned!