All the best to the people in Peru! Just a week ago an early adopter in Lima contacted us and was pretty happy with Delta Chat. We had started discussing using "QR" codes to get time-limited "burner accounts" when things went crazy there within days ....
So super quick explainer for those just now tuning into the protests in Peru: this week Congress, in a surprise move, impeached the president, removing him. The new president took office with an approval rating of 25%, a party accused of mass corruption and a VERY angry public
heretical question for those engaged in messaging security: what are real-life social situations or prosecutions where Forward-Secrecy has saved the day?
If you are using iPhone and an Apple Mac you can use Delta Chat on both devices. Here is a little HowTo: https://support.delta.chat/t/how-to-use-deltachat-on-both-iphone-and-mac/1236 -- both devices installs can be used independently from the other, and will also synchronize pretty fast when online.
Android gplay/fdroid releases are phasing into reality, with lots of crucial fixes, improvements and due to strong community demands: swipe-to-reply is there! https://delta.chat/en/2020-11-05-android-update
Someone was just surprised about it so here is a public note: Delta Chat folks are on IRC -- freenode #deltachat . Call us old-fashioned but it's consistent with our home page motto "Head back to the future with us" and also with the front logo for our Lab servers :)
@lutindiscret there are no stats for this - we can't and don't want to gather this data. There is no central delta chat server. You might count the 50k+ installations on Google Play or so... but that's only one of the ways to install Delta, so the numbers don't say much.
@kawaiipunk we like to have only issues open if we work on them - this way it's easier to keep an overview and not feeling overwhelmed by open issues. Ideas and feature proposals are discussed on support.delta.chat instead.
A funny but typical test failure suddenly appearing on Halloween 2020 ... shared by the inventor of Delta Chat, @firstname.lastname@example.org on IRC ... btw and did you hear that DC folks use IRC a lot and have some plans to weave it with DC, but using a different approach than Matrix? #rumors
We just crossed the 2000-issue marker on our "Rust core tracker" while keeping with the wonderful <=50 open issues practise 🎉 https://github.com/deltachat/deltachat-core-rust/issues/2000#issuecomment-709356693
So a main point from our just finished session with the nice @email@example.com : If Element/Matrix is like a Tesla then Delta Chat is more like an (electrical) bicycle :) https://twitter.com/delta_chat/status/1316424157572329479
The Delta Chat / Matrix discussion is starting any minute now.
In two days ... this Wednesday our @firstname.lastname@example.org and @email@example.com are going to discuss with Matthew and others from Matrix -- about tech, Matrix and Delta Chat project differences, communalities etc. Tune in if you like.
Looking forward to Open Tech Will Save Us #7, around this time next week! (5pm UTC) We'll learn about the current status of the Dendrite Matrix server (it's progressed since you last looked!), chat to folk from DeltaChat about tech and more! 2020-10-14 https://matrix.org/open-tech-will-save-us/
#DeltaChat in a nutshell 💬
As several people asked -- yes, Delta Chat works in Belarusia even if Signal, Whatsapp etc. suffer blockings. Several people in the DC community are looking into helping things. If you want to help get in touch, and/or maybe contribute to https://opencollective.com/delta-chat
@lascapi thanks! On it.
@dazeilad that's basically what signal.org does.
Instant Email Messaging. The largest decentralized messenger. Soon for iOS and Linux, too! Get it on F-Droid!
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