I know Akasha is still alpha, so this might be a non-issue in a year or so. But Akasha doesn’t have its own in-app node. It comes with an ipfs binary, but that binary uses the primary node’s data directory at ~/.ipfs. So the user has to stop a running ipfs daemon, run by /usr/local/bin/ipfs, before launching Akasha. The app then calls its own ipfs binary at ~/Library/Application\ Support/AKASHA/ipfs, and relaunches the daemon in the background. However, Akasha’s ipfs version is at 0.4.6. My question is now, if switching back & forth from 0.4.6 to the latest ipfs version (currently 0.4.10) poses any problems. Secondary question: would it be safe to just substitute the Akasha-ipfs for the latest version?
EDIT: so I just did that, exchanged Akasha’s 0.4.6 version of ipfs for v0.4.10, and it seems to run fine. (For now.)