Fernschreiber

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Fernschreiber is a Telegram client for Salifish OS

Fernschreiber (German for teleprinter, teletypewriter, teletype or TTY) connects you with the Telegram network. It's still in an early development phase, but it already supports many of the most popular features such as:

  • Chat list in order of last received message
  • Two-step authentication
  • Read standard text messages, pictures, videos. animated GIFs, animated and non-animated stickers, voice notes, locations, venues, polls and documents
  • Displays web page previews
  • Send text messages, stickers, reply to messages, attachments: images, videos, documents, polls, voice notes, locations (yes, more to come ;))
  • Edit messages
  • Delete messages
  • Search chats and messages
  • Display sent/read state of messages
  • Notifications
  • Contact support and device contacts synchronization
  • Secret chats
  • Mute/unmute chats
  • Join/leave chats
  • Pinned messages
  • Forward messages
  • Chat information page
  • @-mentioning support, use @<username> in the message field to search!
  • Easy emoji selection, use :<keyword> in the new message field to search for them!
  • Open chat from external link (integration in Sailfish OS open-with menu)
  • A lot of eye candy (yes, you get the complete set of emojis for example) ;)

Have fun with Fernschreiber!

Older SFOS Releases

Devices like the Jolla Phone don't support the latest SFOS version. Users who can't install the latest version from this page, please try: https://openrepos.net/content/werkwolfoldschool/fernschreiber-jolla-phon...

Issues and Feature Requests

Known bugs/issues and feature requests are available at https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-fernschreiber/issues. In case you would like to report a bug or post a feature request, please do it there. Be sure to explain the bug or feature request in detail, that makes it easier to sort and prioritize.

Open Source and Contribution

Feedback about Fernschreiber is always appreciated (good, bad, improvement/feature ideas etc.). 

You can contribute with a translation, a new feature or even a bugfix. The sources are on GitHub at https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-fernschreiber. Please acknowledge the GNU GPLv3 before contributing/forking. Thanks to all new and especially to the existing contributors!

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Application versions: 
AttachmentSizeDate
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.1-6.armv7hl.rpm11.8 MB20/09/2020 - 22:09
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm6.12 MB30/09/2020 - 22:53
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.2-1.i486.rpm6.29 MB30/09/2020 - 22:53
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.3-2.armv7hl.rpm5.9 MB19/10/2020 - 00:09
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.3-2.i486.rpm6.08 MB19/10/2020 - 00:09
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.4-2.armv7hl.rpm5.93 MB11/11/2020 - 20:19
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.4-2.i486.rpm6.15 MB11/11/2020 - 20:19
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.4.1-1.i486.rpm6.14 MB12/11/2020 - 23:58
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.4.1-1.armv7hl.rpm5.93 MB12/11/2020 - 23:58
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.5-2.armv7hl.rpm5.98 MB01/12/2020 - 01:18
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.5-2.i486.rpm6.19 MB01/12/2020 - 01:18
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.5.1-2.i486.rpm6.2 MB05/12/2020 - 01:00
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.5.1-2.armv7hl.rpm5.99 MB05/12/2020 - 01:00
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.6-66.armv7hl.rpm6.48 MB05/01/2021 - 23:42
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.6-66.i486.rpm6.62 MB05/01/2021 - 23:42
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.6.1-3.i486.rpm6.63 MB06/01/2021 - 23:44
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.6.1-3.armv7hl.rpm6.48 MB06/01/2021 - 23:44
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.7-4.armv7hl.rpm5.74 MB06/02/2021 - 01:33
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.7-4.i486.rpm6.03 MB06/02/2021 - 01:33
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.8-1.i486.rpm6.04 MB23/02/2021 - 00:20
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.8-1.armv7hl.rpm5.75 MB23/02/2021 - 00:20
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.8.1-2.armv7hl.rpm5.75 MB02/03/2021 - 00:20
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.8.1-2.i486.rpm6.03 MB02/03/2021 - 00:20
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.8.2-1.i486.rpm6.04 MB03/03/2021 - 01:19
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.8.2-1.aarch64.rpm5.72 MB03/03/2021 - 01:19
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.8.2-1.armv7hl.rpm5.75 MB03/03/2021 - 01:19
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.9-3.aarch64.rpm5.73 MB30/05/2021 - 20:28
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.9-3.armv7hl.rpm5.75 MB30/05/2021 - 20:28
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.9-3.i486.rpm6.04 MB30/05/2021 - 20:28
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.10-3.aarch64.rpm5.74 MB07/11/2021 - 23:14
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.10-3.armv7hl.rpm6.58 MB07/11/2021 - 23:14
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.10-3.i486.rpm6.05 MB07/11/2021 - 23:14
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.10.1-1.aarch64.rpm5.74 MB10/11/2021 - 01:41
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.10.1-1.armv7hl.rpm6.57 MB10/11/2021 - 01:41
File harbour-fernschreiber-0.10.1-1.i486.rpm6.05 MB10/11/2021 - 01:41
Changelog: 

0.10.1

  • Fix: Startup wasn't possible on fresh SFOS installation (thanks to Jolla Harbour QA!)
  • Fix: New open-with handling created duplicate browser shortcuts
  • Open-with support on SFOS 4.2 is (again) a workaround. SFOS 4.3 seems to behave much better...
  • Updated translations for Polish - thanks to atlochowski

0.10

  • Support for SFOS 4.3 on armv7hl and i486
  • New settings accordion - thanks to jgibbon and monich
  • Fix open-with issues with browser and Fernschreiber on SFOS 4.2 and later
  • Fix: No 'Recently used' section if there are no stickers
  • Use generic app booster, fixes some crashes related to animated stickers - thanks to monich
  • New translation to French - thanks to pherjung and nbourdais
  • Updated translations for Polish, Russian, Slovak, Swedish - thanks to all contributors

0.9

0.8.2

  • Prepare aarch64 build
  • Updated Polish translation - thanks to atlochowski

0.8.1

  • Fix: Show active sessions button only when authenticated - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Show newly registered contact as simple message
  • Updated translations for Finnish, Polish, Russian, Spanish - thanks to all contributors

0.8

  • Tap on a sticker to show overlay with the corresponding sticker set
  • Sticker set overlay allows to uninstall it
  • Redesign sticker picker, improve loading time
  • Additional context menu to prevent the normal one from becoming too big, see https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-fernschreiber/issues/216
  • Manage all Telegram sessions for current user (see About -> Active Sessions)
  • Forward message now directly available in (additional) context menu
  • Use different background colors for muted chats - thanks to monich
  • Enable storage optimizer per default
  • [SFOS 4] Disable contacts sync as no longer possible, see https://forum.sailfishos.org/t/4-0-1-45-non-jailed-contacts-sqlite-datab...
  • Fix: Found private chats no longer appear automatically in the chat list
  • Fix: Stickers can now be sent as replies
  • Fix: Message sticker highlight and click behavior now aligned with other message types - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Don't auto-scroll if context menu is opened, see https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-fernschreiber/issues/139
  • Fix: Deleted in-reply-to messages are now shown with a placeholder, see https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-fernschreiber/issues/374
  • Fix: Sort text replacements better to avoid overlaps in case of special characters, see https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-fernschreiber/issues/334
  • Fix: Trigger mark-as-read (almost) immediately after opening chat (plus configurable delay)
  • Fix: [SFOS 4] Documents app can no longer access all directories, always download before calling it
  • Fix: [SFOS 4] Forwarding a message no longer causes the page stack to become invalid (navigating back was no longer working)
  • Several translations updated - thanks to all contributors

0.7

  • Massively extended bot support - thanks to jgibbon
  • Option to change first name, last name, username
  • Add and delete profile pictures
  • Set personal privacy options
  • Pin/unpin chat
  • Option for online-only mode
  • Option to logout - thanks to santoshmanikandan
  • Option to override notification sound settings - thanks to monich
  • Option to disable delay for marking messages as read
  • Show channel members if authorized - thanks to monich
  • New UX for audios, voice notes and documents - thanks to jgibbon
  • Updated Fernschreiber logo - thanks to monich
  • Better loading/preview image - thanks to jgibbon
  • New pinned chat icon - thanks to jgibbon
  • Add explanations to quiz - thanks to jgibbon
  • Real estate optimizations for chat list - thanks to jgibbon
  • Nice landscape layout for settings page - thanks to monich
  • Full width for channel messages - thanks to jgibbon
  • Architecture changes and improvements to message type handling - thanks to jgibbon
  • Update channel message count in real time - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Get sound back for notifications
  • Fix: Chat muted icon always visible in list
  • Fix: Mark older messages as read once a reply has been sent
  • Fix: No longer display own messages as unread
  • Fix: Initial scroll position now normally on the first unread message
  • Fix: Improve sent/read indicator handling
  • Fix: Don't let context menu be wider than its combo box - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Images couldn't be clicked at the complete width - thanks to jgibbon
  • Fix: Don't retry downloading files too often - thanks to monich
  • A lot more fixes - thanks to monich and jgibbon
  • New Slovak translation - thanks to okruhliak
  • Several translations updated - thanks to all contributors

0.6.1

  • Show indicator for pinned chats
  • Use highlightBackgroundColor and align size for all chat attributes (unread messages, secret chat, pinned chat)
  • Fix: Chat list order of sequence was wrong in some circumstances
  • Fix: Make video (fullscreen) page work again
  • Fix: Add build requirements for Qt Multimedia and Qt Positioning
  • Updated translations for Finnish and Swedish - thanks to jorm1s and eson57

0.6

  • Filter chat list (tap on title bar to open search field) - thanks to the entire dev team for the great discussion and contributions to the layout :)
  • Search for public chats (see pulley menu on overview page)
  • Search for chat messages (see pulley menu on chat page)
  • Support sending voice notes
  • Support sending locations
  • Add message draft support - thanks to jgibbon
  • Basic bot messages support (reply markup) - thanks to jgibbon
  • Add 'Mark chat as read/unread' option
  • Add download option to audio messages (voice notes, music...)
  • Introduce proper text if other people added/removed a person from a chat
  • Tweaks to poll layout - thanks to monich
  • New option to keep message input focused after message was sent - thanks to jgibbon
  • Send message button now removed if Send-message-by-enter option is enabled (and no attachment is set) - thanks to santhoshmanikandan
  • Performance and code optimizations (architecture, startup, JS components) - thanks to monich and jgibbon
  • Improve readability in light ambiences
  • Upgrade to TDLib 1.7
  • Fix: Only show reply to option for messages that can be replied to - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Emoji positioning in multi-line texts - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Left-over @-mention notifications when all messages in chat are read
  • Fix: Occasional crashes on opening poll context menu - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Don't display in-reply-to section if message wasn't found
  • Several translations updated - thanks to all contributors

0.5.1

  • Add verification badge to verified chats - thanks to monich
  • Improve preview of wide images - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Editing functionality (was broken with newlines and didn't update correctly)
  • Fix: Show single message in a chat if on receiving side
  • Allow any screen orientation for picker dialogs - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Long tap on image preview items - thanks to monich and jgibbon
  • Press effect for image preview items - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Chat Page flickable misplaced under some circumstances
  • Fix: Short text for 'myself' short messages of channels in chat list
  • Several translations updated - thanks to all contributors

0.5

  • Support secret chats
  • Support Telegram contacts & synchronization with local contacts DB on request
  • Initiate private & secret chats from contact
  • Support pinned messages
  • Always position chat at last read state, even if unread message count is >50
  • Support message forwarding - thanks to jgibbon
  • Support multiple message selection - thanks to jgibbon
  • Support @-mentioning in message input field - simply type '@' followed by the name to properly mention somebody
  • Support video notes
  • Better notification handling - thanks to monich
  • Better chat permission handling - thanks to jgibbon
  • Chat information attached to chat page - thanks to jgibbon
  • Display message sent/received indicator in chat list
  • Display pinned/in-reply-to message on tap as overlay
  • Support for TDLib storage optimizer - thanks to monich
  • Switch from elide truncation mode to fade out
  • Switch to generic file picker for documents
  • Localization improvements (e.g. plural handling) - thanks to jgibbon
  • Logging/debugging improvements - thanks to monich and jgibbon
  • Several performance improvements - thanks to monich and jgibbon
  • Make emojis a little bigger and change alignment to address display issues (only a workaround as it seems to be a QML bug, but we need to use what we have...)
  • Fix: Wrong space allocation for some web page previews
  • Fix: Display correct chat photo - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Message pending indicator though message was sent successfully
  • Fix: Mute chats that have never been muted before
  • Fix: Truncate username correctly if it's very long
  • Several translations updated - thanks to all contributors

0.4.1

  • Several translations updated - thanks to all contributors

0.4

  • Support for animated stickers - thanks to monich
  • Chat information page (members, picture(s), settings...) - thanks to jgibbon
  • Support for polls - thanks to jgibbon
  • Code & performance optimizations - thanks to monich and jgibbon
  • Improve chat scroll position on open - thanks to jgibbon
  • Start chats from @-mention or name
  • Integration in Sailfish OS open with menu
  • Join and leave chats
  • Fixes and improvements to notifications - thanks to monich
  • Differentiate between simple and normal messages in chats - thanks to jgibbon
  • Switch to SVG icons - thanks to jgibbon
  • Mark all messages as read - thanks to jgibbon
  • Copy message to clipboard - thanks to chstem
  • New sticker icon - thanks to jgibbon
  • Fixes to link and HTML entity handling
  • Switch message sent date display on tap (... ago <-> Monday, ...)
  • Many translations updated - thanks to all contributors
  • Swedish translation - thanks to eson57

0.3

  • Support for sending stickers
  • Search for emojis from message input field, use :<keyword> to start searching
  • New icon/logo - thanks to iamnomeutente
  • Option to customize non-graphical notification feedback - thanks to monich
  • Add user registration - thanks to jgibbon
  • Don't show irrelevant groups - thanks to monich
  • Display information about forwarded messages
  • Option to avoid displaying stickers like images - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Don't reset edit/in-reply-to mode after focus change
  • Fix: Display caption for documents
  • Fix: Reserve some space for lazy loaded elements
  • Fix: Don't display error message in case of repeated download of the same file
  • New translations (Finnish, Italian, Russian), thanks to jorm1s, iamnomeutente, arustg and monich
  • That was quite a lot - I hope I didn't forget anything. If I did, big sorry and please let me know!

0.2

  • Support sending images, videos and documents
  • Support receiving locations and venues - thanks to jgibbon
  • Performance improvements for chat list, new sorting algorithm and much more - thanks to monich
  • Performance improvements for chat, lazy loading for most UI elements
  • Cover page improvements - thanks to jgibbon
  • Fix handling of "<>" in messages
  • Differentiate text between other people and current user ("You have..." vs. "Somebody has...")
  • Support for the Jolla Tablet
  • New translations (Chinese, Hungarian, Polish, Spanish) - thanks to dashinfantry, edp17, atlochowski, GNUuser

0.1

  • Initial Release

Comments

kettcar64's picture

Oh no! What about this message: "Update_App_to_Login"? Once again Fernschreiber" is not working (Xperia X, 4.3.0.12)

uddghsjauszg's picture

Okay, I've tried deleting the app data and it worked.

uddghsjauszg's picture

Hi, I've been using Fernschreiber for like 6months, all without any major problems or anything. (except one time when one of my friends deleted his telegram account and upon opening the app, I recieve an invalid file identifier error and 2 ghost notifications) But now, the app won't even launches, it crashes on startup. Tried rebooting, reinstalling, restarting the home screen and all apps but nothing works. Do you know what this is, or maybe how can I fix it? Maybe deleting the app data aswell could fix it, I have no idea to be honest.

glanternier's picture

Hello, do you plan to integrate Fernschreiber with the new share menu from SFOS 4?

elderorb's picture

Does it support folders?

murfik's picture

hey! after remove Fernschreiber I have this, when I try open some link. I have dialog w/ def. browser and Fernschreiber. How to I can fix this?

WerkWolf's picture

Install it again, go to settings -> behavior -> uncheck "open with menu integration" and uninstall again. Then the entry should be gone. Most certainly these issues will be gone with Fernschreiber 0.10 and SFOS 4.3 and later...

kettcar64's picture

Okay, installs now but doesn't start up (4.3.0.12)
Edit: 0.10.1 solved the problem - works fine! Thanks a lot as it is my most used SFOS app ;-))

uddghsjauszg's picture

How did you fix the problem? It looks that I have the same problem too

WerkWolf's picture

0.10.1 might fix the issue, got a tip from Jolla Harbour QA.

WerkWolf's picture

Would be interested in some more details. Which device are you using? Moreover, if you have developer mode installed, please try opening from command-line: /usr/bin/harbour-fernschreiber

If it still doesn't start, please create an issue with the error message: https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-fernschreiber/issues

kettcar64's picture

Sorry, still not installable (4.3.0.12, Xperia X)

WerkWolf's picture

Please try again, some issues with the repositories...

kettcar64's picture

No installation possible (4.3.0.12)

WerkWolf's picture

Version 0.10 should be installable now.

slava's picture

That's expected, 4.3 comes with a major compatibility breakage.

deprecated's picture

Same behavior here on 4.2.0.21 (XA2 Ultra).

Branja's picture

It's 4.2.0.21. Other than that small bug I've described, I'm using it without any issues as well.

Branja's picture

Yeah. The same for me. Whenever I try to open any URL through this app it becomes very laggy and I have to kill it via SSH or restart the device with buttons.

 

Edit 2: when I unticked the option "Open-with menu integration" It fixed the issue by opening links in the browser instead of opening links in an app.

 

Edit: this is one of the errors that were shown in terminal -

[W] unknown:140 - file:///usr/share/harbour-fernschreiber/qml/pages/OverviewPage.qml:140: Error: Cannot assign void* to QString

WerkWolf's picture

URL/open-with handling should be improved with 0.10 now.

slava's picture

Which version of Sailfish OS are you running? I'm happily using Fernie on 4.0.1

articice's picture

Somehow, URL links from e-mails get opened in Fernschreiber and the app gets into an infinite UI loop: when minimizing it or opening top drawer/notifications the app pops up again immediately (had to kill via SSH).
Also: low FPS
Also: opening URLs from chat using button doesn't work.
Also: can tag any person in a group chat, which is different from official app and causes a UI lag searching through entire list of contacts.

harpag40's picture

if you want i can translate persian (فارسی) for this app 

 

Polecat2003's picture

Telegram banned me, when I use this app. Why?

uddghsjauszg's picture

One of my friends deleted his account and I always get some random notification but I cannot open it, or delete the chat. Is there any fix to this problem?

WerkWolf's picture

Try long-tap on the entry and choose "Mark chat as read". If this doesn't solve the problem, please open an issue describing the error on https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-fernschreiber/issues

MonCon's picture

Great app, running very smooth on my partners XA2.  We looked at a few telegram options and this is the best for us.  
Just one question.  She's not receiving notifications from messages I send to her unless the app is open in a window, is this expected behaiour, or should she be able to receive notifications from the app running in the background without the app open and running on her device? 

WerkWolf's picture

That's actually an expected behavior. We've had some discussions regarding a daemon, see https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-fernschreiber/issues/21 As a daemon is not officially supported in the Jolla Store and there is also no dedicated support for showing on the UI that a background application is running, this is not implemented yet. So please keep the app in the background - the cover is actuall really useful. ;)

glanternier's picture

It would be great to add a cover action to enable / disable notifications.

WerkWolf's picture

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