Multi-user chats are often divided into two use cases: Groups and Channels. In Groups you talk with specific people about varying topics, while in Channels you talk with a changing set of people about a specific topic.
Dino displays a list of member names as the default Group name and uses member avatars to generate a default Group avatar. Both features wouldn't make sense in a Channel with a continuously changing set of members. #Dino #XMPP
Support for #Jingle file transfer over #SOCKS5 was merged into #Dino. SOCKS5 enables data transfer without an intermediary but also supports transfer via a server if a #firewall prohibits direct transfer. Data transfer over the #XMPP stream ("In-Band-Bytestream") has an overhead due to encoding, but serves as a fallback if http file upload and SOCKS5 fail.
Dino is a modern open-source chat client for the desktop. It focuses on providing a clean and reliable XMPP ("Jabber") experience while having your privacy in mind.
#XMPP #software #privacy #floss #opensource
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