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· 2 min read

It's been a long time since you've heard from me, and I just wanted to take a moment to give you an update on where Archivist stands.

I've just pushed some minor bug fixes for the current version of Archivist. For now, this is all I'm planning to do with the version of Archivist that's currently available - minor bug fixes and patches. There won't be any active updates to add new functionality or to incorporate new features.

And it looks like thread support will be waiting for the rewrite.

The current Archivist host will not allow me to use discord.py beta versions. There are two current python wrappers for discord which support threads - Pycord and Hikari. Pycord is based on discord.py, but when I attempt to switch to it, the changes are great enough that the bot breaks - so it would take a large rewrite to make threads functional. Hikari would be another full rewrite project. At this time neither, the discord.py and Hikari projects do not have stable versions which support all of the discord upgrades that have happened in the last year, and there's no ETA for those wrappers.

Because I've decided to rewrite Archivist using Javascript. I'm working with a group of people to create an AO3 scrapper which I will be able to tailor more specifically to Archivist's needs, and there is already a stable javascript wrapper which supports threads and slash commands available. I believe this will be the fastest way for me to get you an upgraded version of Archivist.

Work on the scrapper has been in progress for months, and I plan to start the actual Archivist rewrite soon.

Until then, if you discover any bugs, please let me know through the support server!

· 5 min read

Today is the inaugural day for the Archivist Developer Blog. The purpose of this blog is for me to have a way to communicate certain longer form things about the bot and its development in a more concise way - but not quite as concise as Twitter. Posts will focus on both the development process and important information about updates. You can follow the blog through the RSS feed (linked on the top right navbar) if you have an RSS reader or similar service, but I'll also be sharing certain posts directly through Twitter and to the support server.

Today's Bot Update

There's been a lot of Discord updates since the last time I was able to give Archivist some love, so over the last week I've been rolling out some small changes for the bot (and big changes for the website) at the same time I've been programming the update. Click the Read More to see more details.