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Delta Chat Core and Python bindings running on a Raspberry Pi 4, with 4 GB RAM, and passing all tests -- see github.com/deltachat/deltachat for the setup.

RT @hpk42@twitter.com

One of the best, succinct posts on decentralization projects and politics i've read -- a must read for anyone who engages in that space ... saying this as someone who engages in that space for two decades, given keynotes about it, read a lot of sociology and anthropology ... twitter.com/helveticade/status

🐦🔗: twitter.com/hpk42/status/12840

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@delta developer Holger Krekel explains why #email-based messaging makes chat more accessible: "Other popular messaging apps are also designed around well-resourced people who have an online connection all the time (...) Most Cubans are economically barred from the Internet, it is expensive, due to US sanctions. Cubans can get an affordable mobile data plan for the intra-island network, and can use Delta Chat via their e-mail server" -> ngi.eu/blog/2020/06/18/whos-ng?

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Recently I've come to the conclusion that the world doesn't need yet another instant messenger. Good old email will do just fine. Use #DeltaChat with your existing email account. #decentralize the net. Plus if you're technically inclined you can run your own mailbox with #MailInABox. Highly recommended! It works like a charm with Delta Chat 🤩 @delta

2020 saw 20+ DC releases on 5+ platforms.

We don't much pre-announce features.
We don't have much of a roadmap.
We don't have totalizing planning or overviews.
We avoid clock-scheduling.
We use a fraction of the money other messengers got.
We like to chill.

Expect us :)

RT @gozala@twitter.com

Considering to use @delta_chat@twitter.com as a default way to start chats! Unlike other systems it empowers people on both end with choice of the agent they want to use + interops with all the mail clients

🐦🔗: twitter.com/gozala/status/1281

RT @MichalNarecki@twitter.com

Recently I've come to the conclusion that the world doesn't need yet another instant messenger. Good old email will do just fine. Use with your existing email account. the net. @delta_chat@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/MichalNarecki/stat

Due to the tireless work of treefit and the desktop team we finally have Delta Chat on Mac appstore, and Windows app store is there as well. Enjoy!
If you want to go multi-device please use export/transfer-file/import -- afterwards multi-device works already conveniently.

We are not trying to grow users ASAP. We are not in a VC game here. DC is usable quite nicely on virtually all platforms now and we have various ongoing efforts to address shortcomings or failures. And some unique features in preparation ... stay tuned, or phase back later ;)

RT @skadge@twitter.com

Been using @delta_chat@twitter.com for more than a year: great open-source/non-silo/standard-based replacement to whatsapp! Glad to know that the development is keeping pace!! twitter.com/delta_chat/status/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/skadge/status/1276

Delta Chat has a brand-new Warp-Engine ("Async Rust") with a 5-10 times faster message fetch, revamped galleries, blurring tool for not just faces, multi-account support and most importantly: you can click on an avatar and it gets larger ... more details delta.chat/en/2020-06-24-relea

Since yesterday, there is a first release of Delta Chat Desktop on the official Microsoft app store -- this took a year or so to take all the hurdles, phew! microsoft.com/en-us/p/deltacha

The relative independence of OpenTechFund is in danger -- OTF majorly supported the development of Delta Chat among other "Internet Freedom" technologies (Tor, Signal, Wireguard, ...) heise.de/news/Finanzierung-des
The CCC also has a letter of support out ccc.de/de/updates/2020/support

A new interview with @hpk42@twitter.com published from the "Next Generation Internet" folks about Delta Chat, its usage in Cuba, Russia and the current "chat bot" developments. ngi.eu/blog/2020/06/18/whos-ng

Russian developer and antifascist activist Viktor Filinkov has used his last word in court to explain the persecutor how encryption works.

Using email encryption does not make you a terrorist!

For those interested in Delta chat's security goals, @hpk42@twitter.com just wrote a few bits about some of the underlying security thinking with DC, in response to an inquiring user support.delta.chat/t/security-

Desktop, iOS and Android apps each got major updates in May which have now all shipped: switching to faster encryption, new "auto-delete" features to keep phone/server storage clean/amnesiac ... and many little new nice things, here is a quick summary delta.chat/en/2020-05-27-may-f

Stand back while Delta Chat's core Rust lib is fully moving to async -- Smtp, Imap already already are async and released on all platforms but now sql, jobs, mime-parsing and chat/message/contact handling is due. Afterwards Delta Chat might have the most modern e-mail stack? ;)

For those who missed it -- a few days ago the german Vodafone magazine recommended Delta Chat as Whatsapp alternative ... thanks :) vodafone.de/featured/apps/delt

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The only technologies you should trust are the ones you don’t need to trust because the people who built them decentred themselves and designed them so you don’t have to trust anyone – including them – to begin with.

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