@gamey @briar Hello! The Briar Desktop app is using Compose for Desktop for rendering the UI, which is a Kotlin framework that compiles to jvm bytecode. It should be more performant than an electron app, while also allowing the dev team to target all major OS's with one codebase 👍

"Diving deep into : a closer look at its internals" upcoming talk by Nico Alt.

Upcoming live stream at media.ccc.de tomorrow October 13 around 16 pm UTC during the meetup in .

During that same meetup the xmpp client will be explained and questions answered too. More info:

Streaming URL will be published in this xmpp room first:

Online presentation: Diving deep into Briar: a closer look at its internals

If everything works well, the talk will be streamed over media.ccc.de.

One of many reason to embrace the usage and development of Tor:

User argues: "Tor project is gay"


(slur and other nonsense redacted)

In case you like , you may like to learn that there's a ticket to implement I2P as a plugin for .

No one working at it atm, but if you know someone who is interested in such, Briar will support it:

Thanks to responsive design, you can use "Briar Desktop" actually also on mobile devices.

Here's an very early impression as a gif:

Briar is a free open source encrypted peer-to-peer messaging system. You can use it over the internet through @torproject or locally through wifi and bluetooth. You can follow the "not yet official" account at:

➡️ @briar

The Briar app is available from @fdroidorg and Google Play. A desktop PC app is in development.

The project website is at briarproject.org

#Briar #BriarProject #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #OffTheGrid #Messenger #Android #Activism #Apps #Privacy

"Metadata absolutely tells you everything about somebody’s life. If you have enough metadata, you don’t really need content" Stewart Baker, former NSA General Counsel

That's why Briar protects not only against Content surveillance, Content filtering, Takedown orders, Denial of service attacks but also Metadata surveillance.

Briar uses the Tor network to prevent eavesdroppers from learning which users are talking to each other. Each user’s contact list is encrypted and stored on her own device.

The prototype of the new desktop client already runs on Windows. Thanks to @prototypefund prototypefund.de/project/briar

Early impression of an upcoming new feature.

"Share a Briar app installer with a nearby person without requiring an internet connection."

@lunch @briar I think it's too early to tell, compose desktop is still very new and most of the Bramble/Briar services aren't integrated into the app. I'm a minor contributor and new to the project, but my goal is to be able to run it without worry on my 2011 thinkpad. For users needing a very low memory solution there's a CLI that can send 1 on 1 private messages:

@fredy_pferdi @briar Unfortunately the person working on the GTK app is currently helping the full-featured Compose Desktop app. I'd also love a GTK app, but the GTK app requires development and maintenance of a Briar Wrapper app to use the Bramble/Briar API, which I imagine is a lot of work for a small team. The wrapper app can be found here:

You'll find the codebase of the upcoming Briar desktop client here:
(it's still very early development stage)

Some of your feedback we received, already resulted in some UI adjustments accomplished by

Here's an impression it:

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A first impression of the upcoming Briar desktop client

@qapaq @briar It's currently being written in Compose for desktop which should be more memory efficient than an electron app. This allows the team to directly use the existing Bramble/Briar libraries which are written in java. Also will allow for code sharing between the desktop and android UI. I'm able to build and run it pretty well on my 10+ year old laptop!


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