The #XMPP Newsletter for April 2021 is out!
Articles from Gajim, Libervia, VaxBot & Snikket. Client updates on Conversations, Monal Beta, sendxmpp, Spark & UWPX. Thanks to everyone contributing!
Enjoy reading! 📰 ☕
The European Commission has funded an open source project to create a Gateway between the ActivityPub and XMPP PubSub Protocols, and E2EE on PubSub
From goffi: "it's my pleasure to announce that an ActivityPub XMPP gateway doubled with Pubsub end-to-end encryption project has been selected for a grant by NLNet/NGI0 Discovery Fund (with financial support from European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme)".
The XMPP ActivityPub gateway will join two major open and decentralised protocols. In practice it will be a XMPP server component (usable with any server), and implement the ActivityPub server to server protocol (or "Federation Protocol"). On XMPP side, it will be mostly a Pubsub service (with some extra, like private messages converted to XMPP message stanza).
XMPP blogging (XEP-0277: Microblogging over XMPP) will be used, and thus any client supporting it will have access to ActivityPub publications (Libervia and Movim for instance). https://squeet.me/objects/962c3e10d49fcdffb18921bec5dc1b0281d1ad2d
This will be a paid short-term project producing FLOSS. DM or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
This is awesome! @Goffi will be working on an XMPP <-> ActivityPub Gateway and E2EE for PubSub!
Hey! All XEPs now include a #biblatex entry, so you can easily cite your favorite protocol extensions scientificly!
A la mémoire de Yann, notre camarade libriste pour l'ensemble de son œuvre pour la promotion du logiciel libre et des FabLabs.
Five months after Gajim 1.2.2, we’re proud to announce the release of Gajim 1.3.0! Many new features have been developed since, including a complete redesign of both Gajim’s Preferences window and configuration backend, an all new Profile window, support for Chat Markers, a new user interface for voice/video calls, and much more.
It doesn't run full screen, widgets opacity is broken, virtual keyboard is removed on each keypress (touch seem to be transmitted on the widget behind keyboard) and it crashes all the time.
Load of work to make it work smoothly, but that's a beginning!
Not my priority at the moment, just playing a bit for now.
Tomorrow morning I will be giving a talk for #FOSDEM online. I'll be looking at the differences between building a protocol and a product. And also that inevitable question... is the ecosystem moving?! 🙂
Attending FOSDEM online: https://fosdem.org/2021/practical/online/
Well well, it's not done the port of Libervia-mobile (aka Cagou) on #pinephone. I've tried on #plasma #mobile and #Mobian, which are using #wayland, and after many rebuilds I could finally launch it… with x11 backend.
Now I have issues with the virtual keyboard of #kivy, way too small, and the one of Mobian doesn't detect the input field, and is funny when I activate it manually.
It's a pity, because it's quite cool to see it running on Pinephone, I hope that I can make it usable soon.
Main dev of Salut à Toi project (https://salut-a-toi.org), XMPP, Free Software and politics.
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