I’m looking forward to using Chats with XMPP on my new Pinephone (and eventually my Librem 5 when it ships). However, I’m not sure how to use XMPP. From searching, I’ve gathered that XMPP is a messaging protocol and that I need to make an account on any one of various public servers to use XMPP (https://xmpp.org/getting-started/). Librem One advertises that XMPP is “coming soon,” but it also looks like it’s been “coming soon” for a while.
That said, I’d prefer not to make an account on a random server that I’ll be using for messaging. Also, nobody I know currently uses XMPP, so I’ll need to be able to point them toward a server and a straightforward “getting started” process to be able to message anyone with it. Are there any recommended servers to use for this?
I am using the XMPP server from the Free Software Foundation. You of course must be their member for this, so it’s not free. But I am not sure you can find anything more trustable (except hosting it yourself).
Chatty as xmpp does not work very well, when the phone sleeps omemo encrypted messages do not get decrypted. I hope this bug gets fixed soon, because I love chatty as a client, and one less software installed.
Yes, I am very much hoping for “big” fixes for many things in the Crimson release. Given how many things are not working the way they “should”, I am doubtful that they can fix everything. We shall see.
I still applaud the effort that is being made, however. Nobody else is doing this on the mobile-arena for Linux, that I am aware of.
I would not hope much, as I am using mobian trixie on my pinephone. Some apps are much better, but some bugs still remain. But what is really much better is battery, when you don’t touch the phone, like during the night the practically does not change on debian trixie, on byzantinum it keeps draining I ofter wake up and have 0% while the night beferoe there was around 50%