Whisperfish [rewrite]

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Do not install, this version does not do anything yet. It is the progress of being rewritten to use the upstream libsignal-protocol-c library, and will currently destroy data from Whisperfish 0.5.

Follow the progress of the rework in the 0.6 milestone on Gitlab. If you are interested in contributing, contact me on Gitlab. If you want to discuss development, join the discussion on Matrix #whisperfish:rubdos.be.

There are nightly builds (in form of RPM) available on Gitlab. As soon as there is a version that makes sense to post here, it'll be there! Thanks for the support :-)

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predator2019's picture

Ok, great.

predator2019's picture

Thanx for your work! Sailors need this app really! I am liitle unsure to install 0.6. on my mobile. Is it safe to install it? Any experience on an Inoi R7?

rubdos's picture

No. Please do not install it yet, it's a work in progress. I will update the app description when it becomes safe.  Feel free to join us on Matrix for further discussion (or on Freenode #whisperfish)!

Nokius's picture

Is there anyway to support you?
do you need testing devices or some clubmate?

Thanks for you work!!

rubdos's picture

When I reach 0.6-alpha, I'll install a coffee-donate-button (maybe even in the App) :-)

I've got a nice Xperia 10 here to work on, no need for devices at this point. What does help is nagging me now and then, here, on Gitlab, on IRC (I made #whisperfish on Freenode) or Matrix (#whisperfish:rubdos.be).

EDIT, I've made a [Liberapay profile](https://liberapay.com/rubdos/), where you can sponser said coffee. I'll start advertising that in the main description when I reach alpha :-)

nephros's picture

Yes, reliably backing up the data would be very useful, I have repeatedly lost media and conversation history through reinstall/re-registrering.

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nephros's picture

Hey, nice to see some activity in this area. Would it be possible to enable co-existence with the 0.5 version? It ia working ok for me but I would like to test your version as well.

rubdos's picture

I don't think I'm going to do that, since that would introduce two migration paths. I'm also quite confident that protocol-wise, it'll be impossible to "downgrade" an account at a certain point.

Either way, I'll clearly state so in here and on Gitlab while it's alpha or beta quality. I don't plan to release anything called "stable" if it's on not on par (feature wise) with the original! I'll also provide instructions on how to back-up your 0.5 data if you would want to alpha/beta-test.