September 15, 2022 by Conrad Hoffmann

What's cooking on Sourcehut? September 2022

Guten Morgen, SourceHut! Today, I count 681 new users, for a grand total of 32281 registered users. As always, a warm welcome to them and the reminder to everyone else to help them feel welcome while they get settled. Today, I am filling in for Drew on short notice, so please excuse the brevity.

Simon has done some excellent work simplifying the authentication workflow of for users. The new approach is based on standard OAuth, which means other users of soju (the IRC bouncer running on can benefit from this feature and use any available OAuth server for authentication. You can read Simon’s blog post for all the details.


The ID unification rollout is still taking its toll. We are currently building a test setup (or rather, a test setup generator) that is reasonably close to production, yet does not include any user data. This will give us the needed confidence that we can roll out this major change without breaking anything.

In the meantime, the GraphQL API is now deemed mature enough that the OAuth2 dashboard has been made the default in


SourceHut goes to Europe! Next week, the SourceHut team will meet in person to inaugurate our new data-center. We’ll be installing the first couple of servers, but it will be another while before we will serve production traffic from there. We will use this chance for some experimentation to decide on the infrastructure we want to run SourceHut on in the coming years.