Dino 0.1 is released! 🎉

Dino is a secure and open-source application for decentralized messaging. It uses the XMPP (“Jabber”) protocol and is interoperable with other XMPP clients and servers. We aim to provide an intuitive, clean and modern user interface.

Release blog post: dino.im/blog/2020/01/dino-0.1-


@dino In your blog post you mention how other messengers are easy to use and have thus been adopted by many people and that you're also going for easy-to-use... But you seem to have forgotten accessibility: Most users are on Windows and Mac, and installing Linux is not easy for most. 🤔 But other than that, I am excited for Dino! 🎉

@sindastra Linux is pretty easy to install, imo easier than Linux, I know many former Windows user that use Linux day by day without any problem. The problem is that most people don't ever get in touch with Linux

@Muto Yes, it is easy to install for you and me. But for most it's not. 🤷‍♀️ A lot of people already struggle just *using* their computer as-is. It's sad but true. And others, just would not bother switching for X reasons. Theory and practice are two very different things.

@sindastra @Muto If someone wants to port it, they can.
Compatibility with shitty proprietary systems is holding free software back.

@sindastra @Muto Besides, it's XMPP, there are already plenty of XMPP clients for Windows and Mac. Use those.
If they are not targeting the lowest common denominator of three barely compatible platforms, then they'll even work better.

@grainloom @Muto It was merely a response to their blog post and how they compared themselves to Facebook and WhatsApp... No need to get upset. 🤷‍♀️

@sindastra @Muto Why would you think I'm upset? It's merely a response.

@grainloom Because of your wording "Compatibility with shitty proprietary systems", made me think you're upset.

@sindastra Ah. Understandable. But I'm generally upset about those all the time.

It's not even about being easy to install. Most people never install Windows. And nobody will delete theirs and go for Linux just because of a messenger, no matter how good.

Of course there's a cumulative effect of having multiple nice things on Linux (I prefer it for anything except games!), but this still limits mass appeal, and this (current?) limitation should be mentioned early ... lest you get thousands of Windows users excited and then dissappointed in quick order.

oh ... ahh, that's what you meant. yeah, sure ... I, like, knew that of course!

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