Finally (for now!), we just rolled out the latest version of the Android app to F-Droid and Google Play. Find out more about what's in the 2.9.0 release in our blog post: https://snikket.org/blog/snikket-app-update-2.9.0/
Next up will be some updates to the Snikket server. Stay tuned!
Secondly, Snikket is now backed by an actual organisation. This is exciting news... it will allow us to more easily pursue grants for our activities, and to receive donations (thanks @Liberapay !) from people who wish to support the project.
Read our blog post for more info on the organisation, and why we chose to establish it as a Community Interest Company: https://snikket.org/blog/snikket-cic/
Firstly, we've given our site a much-needed update. It was mostly untouched since originally putting it together in time for launching the demo at FOSDEM (oops).
But now, most importantly, we have a blog! https://snikket.org/blog/ - There are already a few posts there about where the project is coming from, and going to.
If you've been meaning to dust off your RSS reader for a while, there has never been a better time :)
#XMPP still seems like one of the best chat systems out there when you consider the defense in depth that you can do with it, such as metadata defense and not storing messages on servers permanently.
Some people still promote centralised chat as being “more secure”, but this only works on a small scale. Big centralised systems soon become a threat, in terms of the temptation to spy on users, social stratifications and in terms of the need to monetize large resources.
A new alpha release is available! This adds support for creating account recovery links (new phone, or had to reinstall the app?), increases the size limit for group file sharing, and fixes a bug with private group chat creation.
We're working on getting a comprehensive documentation site up. Meanwhile if you have any questions feel free to ask here or in the chat!
It's here...! The latest release of Snikket supports voice and video calling out of the box! ☎📽
If you're upgrading the server from a previous release, check out the upgrade notes: https://github.com/snikket-im/snikket-server/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md#alpha20200513
Setting up a new server? Check out the quick start guide: https://snikket.org/service/quickstart/
The latest app update is already in Google Play. F-Droid users keep a look out for it arriving soon!
A handy guide to running the Snikket alpha on a Synology NAS courtesy of Alex from AG Software: https://www.ag-software.net/2020/02/28/run-snikket-on-your-nas/
Should be an nice easy weekend project for Synology owners :)
Curious about the history behind the launch of Snikket? Have a read of the latest Prosody blog post: https://blog.prosody.im/introducing-snikket/
We launched the project today, and it has been great talking to lots of supportive people at #FOSDEM! If you didn't find us yet, we'll be at the Realtime Lounge in K building again tomorrow!
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