Added a new page to our website with an overview of the project and its goals: https://snikket.org/about/goals/
May help answer "What is Snikket about?" for some of you!
It has been almost 5 months since I started running a Snikket server. I only had to update once and that was very easy. I faced no issues as of now on the server side. The uptime has been 100%.
This is a blog post I have written on my experience https://fsci.in/blog/snikket-experience/
I found @snikket_im project chatroom as very helping and welcoming. They try their best to help newbies in self-hosting, which usually takes a lot of patience.
Self-hosting Snikket on an ARM server, such as a Raspberry Pi? We've published an update and blog post for a couple of compatibility issues that may be encountered on these systems: https://snikket.org/blog/server-updates-for-arm/
Special thanks to community member @aerion for reporting and helping to diagnose these issues!
We reached 1000 followers! 🎉
Thanks to all of you in our community across the Fediverse for your support as we continue to grow as a project.
Finally, do you like graphs? Here's the past year of our follower counts on our Mastodon and Twitter. No prizes for guessing where on the web supporters of decentralized FOSS projects hang out! 🧐
Sorry about docker! We understand it's not everyone's favourite, and we're certainly planning to explore adding alternative methods in the future. Official support for podman would probably be our next step in this direction (more info at https://snikket.org/faq/#q-can-i-set-up-snikket-without-docker ).
Good luck with the deployment this weekend! Shout here or into our community chat if you have any issues 🙂
#Snikket server January 2022 release is live!
The main new feature introduced in this release is the ability for users to import and export their account data. This is the final achievement of our #NGI DAPSI funded project on improving account portability and migration in #XMPP.
Find more details, including install/upgrade instructions, via our blog post: https://snikket.org/blog/jan-2022-server-release/
If you self-host a Snikket server, we released a security update today that you should be aware of... for more details check our blog post: https://snikket.org/blog/snikket-jan-2021-security-release/
Snikket is a project to make XMPP/Jabber decentralised instant messaging much easier to use. You can follow at:
The website is at https://snikket.org
Snikket is releasing Android and iOS apps, and server hosting software, all with a consistent look, feel and branding.
The aim is to make XMPP easy enough for ordinary users, the same way Mastodon did with ActivityPub.
As our first project with Simply Secure wraps up, they have published an interview with @mattj on the origins of Snikket, and his experience managing open-source projects: https://simplysecure.org/blog/on-getting-things-done-a-conversation-with-matthew-wild-from-snikket/
Results of the UX study itself will be featured in a future post too!
- Jitsi Meet does use log4j in some components. Though it appears it probably wasn't vulnerable, the team have published a new release and it is definitely sensible to upgrade!
- Openfire was vulnerable and they have published a new release to which everyone should upgrade: https://discourse.igniterealtime.org/t/openfire-4-6-5-released/91108 (a workaround is also detailed)
- Tigase is another notable server written in Java, but it does not use log4j, so is not affected.
A few people have asked privately so it's probably worth publicly reassuring:
Snikket (and the software it builds upon, including Prosody) is *not* affected by the recent log4j vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228), so whether you use a hosted or self-hosted instance, this is one less service to worry about! ✔️
The #XMPP Newsletter for November 2021 is out!
This is the final release for this year! Many thanks to all the contributors!
May you will join us from next year, too?
Enjoy reading! 📰 ☕
Thanks to the kind folks who nominated and voted for Snikket in Fosstodon's latest round of open-source project donations!
We made it to third place - along with 8 other awesome projects 😀
But really, thanks to the @fosstodon team for providing and maintaining this valuable service in the first place. We've connected with so many new and existing Snikket users across the Fediverse in the past couple of years, it's a great community to be a part of!
Our latest post from our blog
XMPP is a solution that allows users to have control over their personal information: our choice Snikket
Happy to finally announce the November 2021 release of the Snikket server!
You can find a blog post with the release details here: https://snikket.org/blog/nov-2021-server-release/
if your looking for a simple to setup complete messaging product , then I cannot recommend Snikket enough .
*Simple setup for video calls and instant messaging
*Great advice/support from the team on the chat group
If your thinking of self hosting an XMPP server this should be your first stop .
Happy to announce that the new version 2.10.2 of our Android app landed in F-Droid and Google Play over the weekend 🎉
This one brings in a lot of fixes and improvements from Conversations, and adds a new in-call dialpad feature.
The dialpad will be valuable for people who use the app with XMPP gateways such as https://cheogram.com/ and need to navigate automated phone systems.
Watch this space for upcoming releases of the Snikket iOS app and server software too 🙂
#WhatsApp is currently down. This is your regular reminder that centralized platforms are centralized: a single point of failure and control.
Help spread the word about open decentralized networks.
If you want to migrate your family or other social group away from proprietary apps but don't know how, that's what we're here for. You can self-host Snikket or sign up for our hosted platform. After setup, invite your contacts with a simple link and you're done.
As #Signal has had severe problems recently due to its centralised nature, here are some decentralised libre alternatives with Fediverse accounts:
➡️ @snikket_im - Initiative to give XMPP a consistent look and feel on instances and apps, to make it more attractive to new users
➡️ @xmpp - XMPP standards foundation
➡️ @delta - Decentralised messaging through email
➡️ @matrix - Best known for the Element client
➡️ @briar - Peer-to-peer encrypted messaging
➡️ @Jami - Peer-to-peer Skype alternative
Our usability testing period ended today 🏁
Many thanks to everyone who participated, or helped to spread the word! At the last minute we managed to reach the target number of participants for the study, from a range of backgrounds.
The next stage of this project is to analyze the results of the sessions and translate the findings into development tasks that will help make Snikket even easier to use.
Stay tuned for future updates! 🙂
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