Michal Čihař: Libravatar support in Weblate

<p>For some time, <a href="http://weblate.org/">Weblate</a> was showing avatars for users. Just as I've <a href="http://pusling.com/blog/?p=274">discovered</a> <a href="http://www.libravatar.org/">Libravatar</a> - free and federated alternative to <a href="http://gravatar.com/">Gravatar</a>, I thought it would be better replacement.</p>
<p>Quickly looking at their website, it seems that they transparently provide all avatars from Gravatar as well, so the migration seems to be pretty much painless. Basic replacement to use their server is just matter of changing base URLs, however to support federated behavior, you have to install <a href="https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pyLibravatar">pyLibravatar</a>. Weblate in Git now supports both these ways.</p>
<p>While implementing the client side, I did also setup my own instance of <a href="https://sourceforge.net/p/surrogator/">Surrogator</a> to provide avatars for some of my domains. Surprisingly this worked fine without problems, but let's see how much used this will actually become.</p>

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