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    Sameroom
    @sameroom-bot

    [Unknown] Hi Everyone:wave::skin-tone-3:,

    My name is Light, I’m a tech writer, and I’m excited to be here.
    :$

    Sameroom
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    [David Losada, Ushahidi] happy to have you here, Light :raised_hands:
    Sameroom
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    [Игорь Голов] Hi! What about Laravel 9 and PHP 8.1 in Ushahidi Platfor?
    [29:1v_8zW--qHZ3UcxW7vwBwxFSbFGYpc2xpv6G4CEb19A0] Hi! What about Laravel 9 and PHP 8.1 in Ushahidi Platform?
    Benjamin Bock
    @bb
    Hi Ushahidi-Team. It looks like the Webhooks on https://mappingmediafreedom.ushahidi.io/ are broken again. There have been several changes today and in the last days but the last webhook invocation was on 2022-06-03 09:45:30 UTC.
    Sameroom
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    [Unknown] Hi @bb I have pinged the devs
    Benjamin Bock
    @bb
    Thank you.
    Sameroom
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    [David Losada, Ushahidi] Hi folks, webhooks should be running well now
    dcardinal
    @dcardinal
    Hello @tuxpiper what's the difference between platform, platform-client and platform-release? Can platform-release do the combined function of platform and platform-client?
    Sameroom
    @sameroom-bot

    [Unknown] @dcardinal , if you are specifically referring to downloads, you are exactly right, platform-release is the combination of platform and platform-client , pre-arranged in an opinionated way to install them together at once.

    A more flexible installation would result from downloading and setting up platform and platform-client separately , but the product functions would be the same.

    [John Obiorah] Sameroom thanks a lot for the clarification.
    Sameroom
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    [Unknown] Uchaguzi is back! Excited to announce our call for volunteers to join digital response teams who will support accountability and transparency in Kenya’s upcoming general elections: Read more on https://www.ushahidi.com/about/blog/uchaguzi-is-back-call-for-volunteers
    [John Obiorah] Sameroom is it possible to customise the Ushahidi mobile app to use a local or user defined logo?
    David Losada
    @tuxpiper

    @ChiefObiorah_twitter This came up last year:

    [David Losada, Ushahidi] for the mobile app, I think the Ushahidi branding files are not included in the open source repository . The branding folder contains the following files:

    android_banner.png: PNG image data, 1280 x 720, 8-bit/color RGB, non-interlaced android_feature.png: PNG image data, 1024 x 500, 8-bit/color RGB, non-interlaced android_icon.png: PNG image data, 512 x 512, 8-bit/color RGBA, non-interlaced android_promo.png: PNG image data, 180 x 120, 8-bit/color RGB, non-interlaced build.json: JSON data icon.png: PNG image data, 1024 x 1024, 8-bit/color RGBA, non-interlaced splash.png: PNG image data, 2732 x 2732, 8-bit/color RGBA, non-interlaced
    you would have those files under projects/<your project name> in the mobile source repo . And then set the environment variable PROJECT=<your project name> as the ionic commands are invoked

    Sameroom
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    [John Obiorah] Many thanks @tuxpiper. How do I get the source code for the iOS and Android platforms?
    Sameroom
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    [David Losada, Ushahidi] that’s https://github.com/ushahidi/platform-mobile , @John Obiorah
    Sameroom
    @sameroom-bot

    [John Obiorah] [1656331230] Sameroom: [David Losada, Ushahidi] that’s https://github.com/ushahidi/platform-mobile , @John Obiorah

    <<< Thank you guys.

    Matthew
    @matthemwoore
    Hello,
    Does anyone know if it is possible to use polygons with Ushahidi maps?
    Thanks,
    Matthew
    Sameroom
    @sameroom-bot
    [Unknown] Hello @matthemwoore Unfortunately it is not possible to upload polygons right now. We only support points.
    Sameroom
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    [John Obiorah] David Losada trust you guys are doing great. I was able to configure SMSSync and FrontlineLocal to work together, SMSSync now picks up inbound text messages but it's not able to sync or relay the texts to the Ushahidi platform-release deployment. What am I not getting right here please?
    Sameroom
    @sameroom-bot
    [Unknown] hi @John Obiorah . It should just be a matter of having the configured the proper URL pointing at the API endpoint /sms/smssync , and the same shared secret key of your choosing
    Sameroom
    @sameroom-bot

    [John Obiorah] [1658129695] Sameroom: [Unknown] hi @John Obiorah . It should just be a matter of having the configured the proper URL pointing at the API endpoint /sms/smssync , and the same shared secret key of your choosing

    <<< So how exactly would I get this accomplished. Do you have a documentation on how to achieve this or could you please tell the file to edit in order to achieve this.

    [29:1agDuUpPv4NZQXHZ6x99TzTPjm3Ue7Gqi_BoRWTLFs04] [1658129695] Sameroom: [Unknown] hi @John Obiorah . It should just be a matter of having the configured the proper URL pointing at the API endpoint /sms/smssync , and the same shared secret key of your choosing

    <<< So how exactly would I get this accomplished? Do you have a documentation on how to achieve this or could you please tell the file to edit in order to achieve this?

    Sameroom
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    [David Losada, Ushahidi] @John Obiorah please take a look at the Platform user manual, if you haven’t yet: https://docs.ushahidi.com/ushahidi-platform-user-manual/3.-configuring-your-deployment/3.4-data-sources#3-4-5-smssync
    Sameroom
    @sameroom-bot

    [John Obiorah] [1658154394] Sameroom: [David Losada, Ushahidi] @John Obiorah please take a look at the Platform user manual, if you haven’t yet: https://docs.ushahidi.com/ushahidi-platform-user-manual/3.-configuring-your-deployment/3.4-data-sources#3-4-5-smssync

    <<< Many thanks David Losada. The link you shared is quite helpful. The Ushahidi mobile app on Google Play upon download to android devices renders the survey forms broken. I dunno whether this experience has been reported by others using self-hosted platform-release system. Another question I have is what could be to make the Ushahidi deployment to be stunningly fast? Could this be achieved with Redis?

    Sameroom
    @sameroom-bot
    [Unknown] > devices renders the survey forms broken
    First time we are hearing. @John Obiorah could you please create an issue here : https://github.com/ushahidi/platform/issues ?
    Sameroom
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    [Unknown] > what could be to make the Ushahidi deployment to be stunningly fast?
    There are some bottlenecks we are working on, which makes the stunning bit not really so.. stunning . But yes, any sort of caching, Redis or Memcached will help a great deal. The other thing is the client, make sure your hosting of the client assets is configured for high performance : compression, client-side caching, http/2 are keywords there
    Sameroom
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    [Unknown] Hi good people. We are hosting a virtual digital response training session for volunteers for our upcoming Kenyan Elections. Join us!
    https://www.meetup.com/ushahidi-community/events/287071242/
    Sameroom
    @sameroom-bot
    [Unknown] Call for volunteers! This will be our last virtual digital response training session for volunteers for our upcoming Kenyan Elections at 10 pm EAT (Kenyan time). Please join us. Dial in details
    https://www.meetup.com/ushahidi-community/events/287266433/
    dcardinal
    @dcardinal
    @tuxpiper I dunno what is causing broken image links here https://ireport.watchngr.com
    It's platform-release v5.3.0. The broken link doesn't happen in previous versions.
    Sameroom
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    [Unknown] hi @dcardinal , let me see if I can get some help
    Sameroom
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    [Unknown] Light Space has removed themselves from this channel.
    Sameroom
    @sameroom-bot

    [John Obiorah] [1660042098] Sameroom: [dcardinal] It's platform-release v5.3.0. The broken link doesn't happen in previous versions.

    <<< Hope this gets looked into.

    jcoonrod
    @jcoonrod
    I read the piece about migrating to a different framework on the client. I'm a huge fan of "no" framework - just vanilla html5, css3, js. Any thoughts on why I would wasting my time to try that?
    Sameroom
    @sameroom-bot
    [Unknown] Hi @John Obiorah , we think we have a fix for that and it should be available in a new version soon. Sorry for the problems.
    Sameroom
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    [Unknown] Hi @jcoonrod, thank you for your message. We’re always happy to get feedback from our community. Perhaps we can have a more constructive conversation on what drawbacks the framework model presents, and better options we should consider?
    jcoonrod
    @jcoonrod
    Hi @sameroom - I generally prefer PWA to native apps, as then you only need one code base and you never need to worry about dependencies. I find I can do pretty much anything that way. You can run the same code on tablets or desktops. But -- actually -- I can probably just stick with what you have as long as I can add Bengali to your list of languages. I've written to Ushahidi about that and hope to hear.
    Sameroom
    @sameroom-bot

    [Unknown] Hello @jcoonrod, thank you for your feedback. I have notified our developers of your suggestion.

    To add Bengali to the list of languages, you need a transifex account to join a translation team.

    This will guide you https://docs.ushahidi.com/platform-developer-documentation/translation/software-localization-and-translation on how to go about translating.

    Transifex provides you with an editor that gives you space to work on the content that you want to translate. This guide will redirect to articles that will help you get started and show you the steps you need to take.

    Please log into your deployment to see all responses via the chat messenger.

    Sameroom
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    Sameroom
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    [John Obiorah] [1662365974] Sameroom: [Unknown] Hi @John Obiorah https://github.com/ushahidi/platform-release/releases/download/v5.3.1/ushahidi-platform-release-v5.3.1.tar.gz should hopefully resolve your issues

    <<< The logo image still appear broken and so are all posts or submissions with images.

    Sameroom
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    [Unknown] @John Obiorah , is there any way you could share with us your URL and configuration details (.env file, configuration folder, description of your setup)? You can do that confidentially by sending a message to community-support-deb-aaaaevfbn7xrojbzkjtklnmwfu@ushahidi.slack.com
    Sameroom
    @sameroom-bot

    [John Obiorah] [1663315981] Sameroom: [Unknown] @John Obiorah , is there any way you could share with us your URL and configuration details (.env file, configuration folder, description of your setup)? You can do that confidentially by sending a message to community-support-deb-aaaaevfbn7xrojbzkjtklnmwfu@ushahidi.slack.com

    <<< I'll do that in the next hour.

    Sameroom
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    [David Losada, Ushahidi] received @John Obiorah :pray: let me rally the team to take a look
    Sameroom
    @sameroom-bot

    [John Obiorah] [1663325993] Sameroom: [David Losada, Ushahidi] received @John Obiorah :pray: let me rally the team to take a look

    <<< Would you need cPanel access to see the files and directories permissions?

    [Unknown] Hello @John Obiorah … saw you .env and I believe something is missing … can you add the below to you .env file and try again

    FILESYSTEM_DRIVER=public
    this should tell the framework that platform is built on where to find your images.

    Sameroom
    @sameroom-bot

    [John Obiorah] [1663326919] Sameroom: [Unknown] Hello @John Obiorah … saw you `.env` and I believe something is missing … can you add the below to you .env file and try again

    ```FILESYSTEM_DRIVER=public ```
    this should tell the framework that platform is built on where to find your images.

    <<< Done.

    Sameroom
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    [John Obiorah] David Losada Greetings and thumbs up for the great work you are doing at Ushahidi. I have added the code you wanted active on the .env file. Any idea yet of what could be causing the broken image issues. As I have earlier noted, this issue wasn't available on prior releases earlier than version 5.30.
    Sameroom
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    [David Losada, Ushahidi] The change that happened in 5.30 is a change from Lumen to Laravel.. our principal suspicion is a change in uploaded file handling that escaped the attention of the team
    Sameroom
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    [David Losada, Ushahidi] @John Obiorah could you please also share the relevant web server configuration? are you using nginx or apache? same address as above