[smc-discuss] [Community] [x-post] Time to switch to Kontalk
shirishag75 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 00:28:22 PDT 2015
On 8/3/15, Pirate Praveen <praveen at onenetbeyond.org> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Finally we have a drop in replacement for WhatsApp that we can recommend
> to anyone (Telegram server was never Free Software, though I heard they
> are going to release it soon), its Kontalk. See kontalk.org
> There is also TextSecure which almost as good, just that its developers
> insist on using Google Cloud Messaging for supporting push messages.
> Both of these options are Free Software, decentralized, and end to end
> First option, no corporate dependency, built on top of xmpp standard (so
> can interact with any existing xmpp accounts, though it still needs some
> more polishing) and run by community. We can run our on kontalk server
> and we hope to run kontalk servers on diasp.in and poddery.com soon
> (currently we run prosody xmpp server for diaspora and once we can
> switch to tigase, same server can serve both kontalk and diaspora. see
> The only missing feature is groups, but it is under development and
> we'll have it pretty soon.
> https://github.com/kontalk/androidclient/issues/179 (expected for 3.0.5
> or 3.1, current version is 3.0.2)
> You'll need android for registering to kontalk for now. Once you have an
> account, you can use it on the desktop/laptop.
Wish we could register via desktop/laptop too.
Good to see you are packaging it as well :-
> Second option, still needs google cloud messaging. It has an iOS version
> and browser extension is under development. It is available by default
> on CyanogenMod.
> So if you have an android phone, install it and share it with your friends.
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