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!
Here's a little thing that may not be obvious to many people....
When you install an open-source app from Google Play or the Apple app store, there is no guarantee that what you install actually matches the public code.
@fdroidorg are doing a great service. They independently build the public source code for apps from scratch, review for common issues, and publish their builds. Thanks to "reproducible builds" it's possible to verify they do not tamper with the code.
The blabber.im #XMPP server shuts down tomorrow.
Although we're now in the final hours, I've been working all week towards something to help. I've put up an initial version of a web-based XMPP account migrator at https://migrate.modernxmpp.org/
It's rushed and still a bit rough round the edges right now, but I really hope it is useful to people who still have data and contacts to migrate before blabber.im goes offline.
If you use it, let me know how it goes! 🙂
I just submitted the second XEP ("Moved 2.0") related my work on the #XMPP account migration project. Both this and the XEP-0227 update I submitted a few weeks ago are now going through the XMPP standards process.
The next stage of the project is the exciting one! Over the next couple of months I will be working on implementing these new protocols, and producing the initial software to help people migrate their data between services.
So thankful for the support of #NGI DAPSI! ❤️
The recent news of blabber.im's shutdown is unfortunate for many. This kind of event is why we are working on account migration tools for #XMPP ( https://docs.modernxmpp.org/projects/portability/ ). We believe it should be easy for people to move between providers.
It is also why we are working to make self-hosting easier so more people can own their communications: https://snikket.org/service/
- a relocation of the server is impossible.
- Please migrate all your accounts and contacts to other servers.
You can find a list of servers e.g. here: https://www.freie-messenger.de/sys_xmpp/server/
Important: The app blabber.im (formerly Pix-Art) is not affected!
Please share, because it seems there was/will be no server message!
We've added a new page to our website, to explain the various open-source components that Snikket is built upon, and how:
For you podcast fans! Snikket was featured and discussed in episode 89 of TuxJam, a podcast blending open-source software discussions and Creative Commons music.
A nice surprise, and always great to hear real-world Snikket stories!
Just published the May update to the Snikket server software. This includes a few security fixes from Prosody, so upgrade soon!
It also now allows you to manage user roles (e.g. make someone else an admin of the server) via the web interface.
Oh, and invitation pages now have an @fdroidorg download link! 💓
This will be a paid short-term project producing FLOSS. DM or email email@example.com if you're interested.
Not an iOS dev? That's okay, boosts appreciated too! 🙂
Very excited to announce that #NGI DAPSI will be funding user account data export and migration in #Snikket and #XMPP! This project will give people more control over their data and ensure they are never locked into a specific XMPP provider.
* @xmpp the XMPP Standards Foundation
* @blabber a messenger application and server
* @dino a beautiful messenger for linux
* @gajim a powerful messenger for linux and windows
* @kaidan yet another XMPP messenger
* @mellium client library written in go
* @Monal messenger for iOS
* @tigase develops XMPP server and client software
* @snikket_im XMPP made simple
Feel free to add more interesting accounts/folks to the list!
For admins of Snikket servers, note that the in-app invitations feature is currently only available to server admins. In a future server release we will allow you to grant invite abilities to other users of your server. Watch this space 🙂
The latest version of our Android app recently landed in @fdroidorg and Google Play. Thanks to @iNPUTMICE@twitter.com for his ongoing dedication to the #Conversations project which makes this possible.
Most quietly exciting feature in this release? The ability to create new user invitations directly from within the app's main menu. We sponsored this feature in Conversations (available in 2.9.2). Invitations can be created in-app on Snikket or other #XMPP servers supporting XEP-0401 r0.3.0 (e.g. #Prosody).
I'd like to give a shout-out to @snikket_im, and in particular to @mattj for creating this awesome new #XMPP project, as well as a friendly and welcoming support community. Snikket has lowered the bar of entry into the world of XMPP by several orders of magnitude. It takes more time to install/configure your #raspberrypi & prepare your DNS zone than it takes it to install Snikket itself. Anyone who can get Linux running on a Pi can run their own XMPP server thanks to Snikket. #awesomeSelfhosted
A friend just set up a #Snikket (#XMPP) server, and I'm in awe. Granted it's not super mature, but it's already in a good position to get that polish that I expect from mainstream projects. And those are the projects that succeed.
This feels like software I want to get behind. Find more details around donation here: https://snikket.org/donate/
...and find my XMPP handle in my description. Bonus points if someone can teach me to use OMEMO outside Snikket. Say, #Pidgin on desktop? :)
The XMPP Standards Foundation develops the XMPP/Jabber instant messaging and voice/video calling standards. You can follow them at:
The official site is https://xmpp.org
It's a free open standard, so anyone can use it in their software and hardware.
Easy-to-use privacy-friendly messaging platform. Open source and open standards.
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