#OnionShare 2.3 just got release.
The new version will not only easily allow you to share/receive files or host a webpage as a Tor hidden service, it now also enables you to host your own anonymous chat.
OnionShare 1.3.2 is installed by default in #Tails. The new version will be available for Tails, as soon as it hits Debian stable.
Shout out to @micahflee for the great work.
Version 2.2 will/should make it into Bullseye, but the 2.3 release is likely too late as the Soft Freeze for #Debian #Bullseye started on 2021-02-12, which (normally) means no new upstream version is allowed.
the new OnionShare for Linux is packaged in both Flatpak and Snapcraft. I saw https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/15874 -- any chance Tails might consider including a Flatpak version of OnionShare so it can have the newest version sooner?
@gamayun @tails Yes, with bundled dependencies. And I'm actually not entirely sure if it's reproducible or not, but this implies it may be https://github.com/flathub/flathub/wiki/App-Requirements#stable-releases-reproducible-builds
@gamayun @tails this is OnionShare's flatpak manifest which describes all of the dependencies https://github.com/flathub/org.onionshare.OnionShare/blob/master/org.onionshare.OnionShare.yaml
This issue only relates to research and will not result in adding #flatpak.
The fastest way to get the new #OnionShare into Tails, will remain the Debian repo. (at least until that changes. no change insight soon)
Unfortunate, it will take some time until Tails hits bullseye.
There's this issue to document a "how to use flatpak with Tails". Currently tagged with low priority. Maybe something of that sort could be of help to end user. What do you think?
"we're not ready to support Flatpak yet. we'll likely work on this when #14567 (https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/14567) reaches the top of our list."
OnionShare 2.3 uses some dependencies that I don't believe are packaged in debian, so it might take awhile to get it into bullseye, but I should put work into it.
And yes this is a good idea, I'll experiment with getting the new OnionShare working in Tails and see how well I can get it working
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