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servers update in progress

  • Element 1.9.7 -> 1.9.8
  • Coturn 4.5.2-r4 -> 4.5.2-r8
  • Grafana 8.3.1 -> 8.3.3
  • Jitsi 6726 -> 6726-1
  • Miniflux 2.0.33 -> 2.0.34
  • Synapse 1.49.0 -> 1.49.1
  • Synapse Admin 0.8.1 -> 0.8.4


we’re starting to use for support and announcements automation. Nothing really changed, so consider that as “field test” of a new technology (of course it will be available to order when it will be stable enough)


<> Synapse 1.49.0 released ( )

That version was already installed on all subscribers’ servers on Tuesday.

Seems like the announcement on matrix blog was posted with delay


servers update in progress

  • Facebook bridge latest will be updated with latest version again, because of important bugfixes, not included in pinned version yet
  • Jitsi 6173 -> 6726 some changes were added to the auth flow, should not cause any issues
  • Mjolnir 1.1.20 -> 1.2.1
  • 2.2.0 -> 2.2.1
  • Synapse 1.48.0 -> 1.49.0

previous updates (already installed during off cycle deploys):

  • Element web 1.9.6 -> 1.9.7
  • Grafana 8.3.0 -> 8.3.1

Automatic database backups enabled by default for all subscribers’ servers (configuration: 7 daily, 0 weekly, 0 monthly = 7 total/max), including turnkey/hosting. That was a pretty common request because not all hosting providers have automatic backup feature. Please, keep in mind that backups will require some disk space.

If you don’t want the automatic backups and/or you want to change the configuration for it - just send me a PM


off cycle servers update in progress

due to security fix in matrix-js-sdk (part of Element web)


<> Disclosure: buffer overflow in libolm and matrix-js-sdk ( )

Element web 1.9.7 is not released at this moment, waiting for the release…


off cycle servers update in progress

Due to security fixes in signal daemon (not the bridge itself, but component of; uses log4j) and grafana (CVE-2021-43798)


@room service updates

sorry for that notification/mention, but the information below is quite important and we want to be sure that every customer will get it as soon as possible. Subscribers will receive a copy of that message through BMC notification as well.

Due to recent changes with payment processing options and discounting of PayPal there were some concerns and questions we had. Now we have answers.

  • Will minimal prices and PWYW model change to address new payment processor fees? - NO. Prices will stay the same. Of course, fees are higher, but they are still manageable and have a way to somehow optimize the processing cost, so there will be no changes in minimal pricing.
  • Should subscribers to do something due to payment processor changes? YES. Unfortunately, PayPal stops payments processing on their side, so your existing subscriptions are affected. Please, follow the BMC guide to change payment method from PayPal to Credit/Debit Card, Apple Pay or Google Pay . Good news - no more throwaway accounts, because you have ability to change your payment settings without re-creating BMC account
  • Will subscribers receive updates today even if subscription failed/automatically canceled due to PayPal issues? YES. All subscribers’ servers are updating right now, no need to worry.

Updated “discounting PayPal” FAQ on BMC if you want to get more info.

If you have any questions - please, ask them in room


servers update in progress

  • Corporal 2.2.1 -> 2.2.2
  • Element 1.9.5 -> 1.9.6
  • Facebook bridge 0.3.2 -> latest bugfix released for the broken login, but it was not included in a pinned release yet, so installing latest version to fix the login flow for new users (existing/already logged in users are not affected by that bug)
  • Grafana 8.2.2 -> 8.3.0
  • Prometheus 2.30.2 -> 2.31.1
  • Redis 6.2.4 -> 6.2.6


service updates

Due to discounting PayPal on buymeacoffee side , any new payments (both recurring, like new maintenance subscriptions, and one time, like setup or support) will be processed through stripe and payoneer.

from BMC FAQ (link above):

Will my membership renewals be affected? First off, please note that this applies only to creators who have active members (monthly recurring payments via PayPal). Membership payment renewals won’t be affected as per our knowledge. However, we recommend suggesting your members to resubscribe whenever you’re ready.

so, no need to worry for existing subscribers.

I don’t like the situation and forced changes to payment processing (we already had issues with recurring payments with stripe+payoneer before), but that’s the only way we have.

Due to unexpected and urgency of the situation, we don’t have any other info to share. There are some concerns regarding fees, but we will review them soon and if stripe+payoneer fees are higher than paypal, prices may be increased to cover that (we do NOT increasing them, just need some time to review the terms we were forced to accept), fun fact: your $5 payment is $4 for us (and $1 is a fee)

If you have any questions - ask them in so other customers may read them, too (keep in mind, that we don’t have answers right now and have almost the same info that you have).


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