Shmoose

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Shmoose - Xmpp Client for Sailfish OS

 

ATTENTION!!! Database format has changed from v0.2.0 to v0.3.0. All your existing conversations from v0.2.0 will not show up anymore after update to v0.3.0!!!

 

What you get is:

- One to one messaging

- Initial group messaging (Automatic room join on inventation or join open room by address)

- Sent and received status of messages

- Notifications on new messages

- Send pictures (partly)

 

Keep in mind that this is an alpha release. Many things work. Some things may have bugs. Lot of features are missing. For current status see the project page on github:

https://github.com/geobra/harbour-shmoose

Are you good at qml, C++ or encryption? Any help is appreciated.

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Application versions: 
AttachmentSizeDate
harbour-shmoose-0.1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm16.23 MB25/01/2017 - 22:49
harbour-shmoose-0.1.1-1.armv7hl.rpm16.24 MB28/01/2017 - 22:22
harbour-shmoose-0.2.0-1.armv7hl.rpm16.23 MB15/02/2017 - 21:54
harbour-shmoose-0.3.0-1.armv7hl.rpm16.35 MB03/08/2017 - 21:31
Changelog: 

0.3.0
First draft of group chats

  • Display contact avatars
  • Some gui improvements

 

0.2.0

Updated Contacts Page

  • Show names of JID's
  • Show subscription and availability status
  • Implemented contact add and remove functionality

0.1.1

Fixed a bug which prevents the app to close properly

Comments

kfiatan's picture

Hi, is it possible to set Shmoose to receive notifocations about incoming messages when the app is closed? I mean for example if the default SMS app in sailfish is closed this means that it works in the background and when new SMS is received the sound and pop-up notification appears. When I use Shmoose and close it by slide a finger from top to bottom of the screen it gets completely closed and when I get a message from any contact I do not receive a notification until I log-in again. I could keep the app open (just minimize it sliding a finger from the right to the left) but it drains a battery almost twice quicker than when app is closed. Thanks in advance.

schorsch's picture

Hi. Daemon mode for the app is planed for one of the next releases. But I am not sure if this has an impact on the battery life time. As far as I know, Daemon mode just hides the cover and starts the app automatically on boot up. On my device (Jolla 1) I didn't notice battery drain. I have it running all the time and got a uptime of two days on regular use. Which device are you using?

kfiatan's picture

I use Nexus 4. I just noticed that when the app is running the battery is discharged within less than one day. When I don't use apps like Shmoose, Whisperfish etc. it takes about 2 day before the battery is empty. But if it gives nothing (running in background) regarding a battery life it is not worth to implement it isn't it? I was sure that if the app works "in a background" uses less energy than when is up all the time... that why I asked here if it's possible. Anyway thank You for this reply schorsch. Good luck and take care!

broncheoli's picture

Dear Schorsch,great app on the way to a native XMPP-client but  I have a question: I have an conversations.im account. Am I right that Shmoose is not able to read the archive from conversations.im? If not, would it be possible to integrate that kind of functionality because that way it would be possible to use both apps (C. and Shm) parallel before switching to Shmoose completely.

Keep a stiff programmers upper lip, greetings, broncheoli.

schorsch's picture

Hi

Do you mean Xep-0136 Message Archiving? You are right, shmoose does not have this feature. Personally I don't like to have my messages on a foreign server. I just checked the swiften xmpp library for that feature. But unfortunatelly the library doesn't have support for that. So it isn't 'just to turn it on'. I had to implement it by myself from scratch. So this is currently out of scope for the 1.0 release. Sorry.

will99's picture

Good work. Since all my contacts use "conversations", I am looking forward to having a decent xmpp-client for sailfish. Keep on going...

Jordi's picture

Good one!

Is OMEMO planned at some point? (I know, I'm asking something huge...)

Edit: Nice, I saw in Github that it's planned: Excellent!

objectifnul's picture

Great, with a "but": the app doesn't close completely. It couldn't be relaunched after exit unless I kill the process to clear RAM (using Crest for example). Also needed, of course: encrypted credentials.

schorsch's picture

You found the first bug. That was quick ;-). Did some research. The IpHeartBeatDaemon wasn't properly terminated on app exit. Pushed a fix to github and will release a new version as soon as it's proved to work without problems.