[Call for action] Native Signal app. [not relevant]

asked 2019-04-25 22:24:25 +0300

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A Signal app is something that just should exist for Sailfish, I want to make it so. I could perhaps pull it off... but not with the quality and features it deserves and in a reasonable time frame, therefore i'm looking for collaborators. I can throw time, some money and phones at the project, but not enough for what i'd like to achieve.

I think 3-5 active developers should be enough to make it happen, but it's not like i'd turn people away for wanting to contribute. Not being a one-man-show also significantly increases the chances for the project surviving. I'm not even saying it needs to be me running the show. Other contributors, like beta-testers would also be appreciated, but later.

Plan of attack:

  • Use official C library from C++
  • Rely on sailfish-secrets for (key) storage
  • Look in to ways of using reproducible builds and verifying the integrity of the running application
  • < your suggestion here >

Any takers?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "question is not relevant or outdated" by attah
close date 2019-07-06 10:57:58.634187



Hmm wasnt there an abandoned SFOS app somewhere on github? Edit : Whisperfish?

tortoisedoc ( 2019-04-25 22:37:01 +0300 )edit

@tortoisedoc Yes, it has gone unmaintained. The app is written in go, which is not accepted in harbour afaik and a bit of an oddball choice imo. I assume it's also not all that fun to work with an old, unofficial, seemingly unmaintained, client library written in go.

attah ( 2019-04-25 22:48:09 +0300 )edit

If you need, I can help on using sailfish-secrets, either from C++ or C.

Damien Caliste ( 2019-04-26 11:36:13 +0300 )edit

so apart of the c library; we would mainly need a qml frontend

tortoisedoc ( 2019-04-26 12:24:56 +0300 )edit

As far as I know, Signal does not accept third-party clients connect to their server. (Might be technically possible, but they don't allow it.) It's not an open system as, for example, XMPP/Jabber.

Mario ( 2019-04-26 14:46:06 +0300 )edit