[tor-dev] Tor Messenger Beta: Chat over Tor, Easily

Malte malte at wk3.org
Fri Oct 30 09:50:14 UTC 2015

On Thursday 29 October 2015 17:12 Sukhbir Singh wrote:

> Today we are releasing a new, beta version of Tor Messenger, based on
> Instantbird [0], an instant messaging client developed in the Mozilla
> community.

Hell yeah! What was up with the previous (unannounced) beta version that was 
already lying on dist.torproject.org?
> * What's to Come
> Our current focus is security, robustness and user experience. We will be
> fixing bugs and releasing updates as appropriate, and in the future, we plan
> on pairing releases with Mozilla's Extended Support Release (ESR) cycle. We
> have some ideas on where to take Tor Messenger but we would like to hear
> what you have to say. Some possibilities include:
> - Reproducible builds for Windows and OS X (#10942)
> - Sandboxing (#10943)
> - Automatic updates (#14388)
> - Improved Tor support (#10950)
> - OTR over Twitter DMs (#13312)
> - Produce (and distribute) internationalized builds (#10945)
> - Secure multi-party communication (np1sec) [8]
> - Encrypted file-transfers
> - Usability study

I would like to see OMEMO (based on Axolotl) get more adoption. Right now 
Conversations is the only messenger I know which implements it, but it would 
be cool if I could also use it with Tor Messenger. 



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