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Tox Client for SailfishOS [released]

asked 2014-05-12 18:19:36 +0200

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updated 2014-05-13 13:19:40 +0200

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"Tox is a free and open-source, peer-to-peer, encrypted instant messaging and video calling software." Source:

Lets hack a Client for SailfishOS!

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by nthn
close date 2017-03-06 13:56:24.259032



Why the answers are deltetd ?????

Nokius ( 2014-05-13 08:13:47 +0200 )edit

Good question :( seemed like a valid answer to me... Could one of the moderators bring it back, please? I still do not understand why anyone has the permission to delete anything in here :-/

tokaru ( 2014-05-13 09:52:20 +0200 )edit

I've been following this for a while. It's interesting and this community should embrace this project! Let's make this the default IM app for Sailfish!

BonoNL ( 2014-05-13 11:02:05 +0200 )edit

It sounds promising if it gets to the stage of making video calls etc. +1 from me :)

cquence ( 2014-05-13 11:46:35 +0200 )edit

Count me in!

ozzi ( 2014-05-13 12:29:58 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-09-07 15:54:21 +0200

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Would it be possible/easy for jolla to integrate it into the current messaging app instead of having a separate app??

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Yes, now that the social media plugins are open sourced (, it is possible to integrate it very thightly.

ibins ( 2014-09-07 18:17:15 +0200 )edit

Hmmm are you sure it's related to the social plugins??? I thought it had to do more with telepathy?? If i understand the whole thing corectly we will need telepathy-haze and then a tox plugin for libpurple.

Except if someone whites a telepathy-tox thing.

Also i read that tox isn't that mobile friendly (uses a lot of cpu) which is something that must be addressed.

ApB ( 2014-09-07 18:31:38 +0200 )edit

Ah I see. Sorry, I misunderstood your answer. What I read was something like "could it be integrated in the jolla messaging system", so it could behave as a twitter or facebook account. I do think a separate app would be better, as video calls or file transmissions are not supported by the current messaging app at all.

ibins ( 2014-09-07 18:43:25 +0200 )edit

It should behave like sms/xmpp etc. With all funcionality enabled of course. Half-assed implementations/features missing is one of the main reasons XMPP didn't catch up.

Separate app or not it MUST work flawlessly for the end user.

ApB ( 2014-09-07 21:05:39 +0200 )edit

The tox Messenger in the Warehouse ( is a good App to use for Chat and File-Transfer

quasar ( 2015-09-13 19:48:01 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-02-23 12:54:06 +0200

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Heads up. jTox app in the store.

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answered 2015-03-03 18:59:11 +0200

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There is a cyanide being made. But it’s not in working state at the moment. At least I don’t understand how it should work.

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latest cyanide version 0.1.5-1, is working fine.

tvicol ( 2015-03-06 22:35:13 +0200 )edit

Yes tvicol is right, the newes cyanide (tox-Messenger) version works create and has File-Transfer support.

quasar ( 2015-09-13 19:49:36 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-05-13 18:30:02 +0200

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So It has been mention that basil is working on a Tox Client ( but here says this ->>

Now the deleted parted is back

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Update basil_s says: "@Jolla_DE :) all depends on free time. @iCODeRUS @knobtviker discussed possibility of creating base core for #jolla #bb10 #harmattan" [Source:]

If you like to donate to them:

basil_s: iCODeRUS: knobtviker: (older project)

Nokius ( 2014-05-14 20:52:18 +0200 )edit

New Update from basil_s "Probably lib/client will be developed, and clients could be made for #sailfishos, #bb10 and maybe #harmattan" [Source:]

Nokius ( 2014-05-15 08:11:05 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-03-08 10:23:16 +0200

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Cyanide seems to "work". But... The Id created responds in client as 'not valid' Creating an id with toxic responds as valid. Once a friends request is made from cyanide to the id by toxic, and accepted in toxic, id from cyanide is wirking, and chatting is possible between clients.

So, something is faulty with cyanide.

Either the id is not correctly registered from client to server. Or. Datafile by cyanide is incorrect.

Or .......

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You can also use the service for tox ID DNS lookup. I used this with my desktop tox ID and it worked fine.

max ( 2015-03-08 22:25:44 +0200 )edit

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