Telegram on the Librem 5


#14

Hi everyone,

A short reminder on what Purism envisions to support at launch regarding IM: two applications. One for SMS and small groups within Matrix, and one for large group in Matrix. This should be based on Fractal.

Purism’s Andrea is also working on a PoC based on XMPP in case E2EE doesn’t make it to the Fractal split by the phone launch.

Anyway, I think it’s worth reminding the phone will not support notifications at launch, although it will shortly after.


#15

It won’t support notifications at all? Or the lockscreen won’t support notifications?


#16

In my understanding it won’t support notifications at all, but I could be wrong so don’t take my word for that.

I’ll keep you updated with the correct information :slight_smile:


#17

It is ridiculous and absurd to compare Purism releasing laptops with proprietary bios made by others, to marketers of shit closed-source encryption software like Telegram promising to open source their code. Software like Telegram is not a gateway, it’s a trap.


#18

You are welcome to your opinions and I am welcome to mine. :slight_smile:


#19

Please moderate your language. You’re talking to other human beings just like yourself.


#20

Just to let you know, there already is a w9rking Telegram client for Linux mobile phones. It’s a default IM client in Ubuntu Touch and used by tousands of Linux users and developers for communication.
https://open.uappexplorer.com/app/com.ubuntu.telegram


#21

So, if you want to install Telegram on the Librem 5, we know that using Ubuntu Touch (which will be officially supported) will work!


#22

This isn’t so much a reply as a question, but I know Wire doesn’t support SMS and I’m not sure if Telegram does. But I know Signal does. I use Signal so I can be safe, regardless of who’s on the other end. 85% of my friends and family are on iOS. I need something that handles traditional SMS/MMS while being able to do video chat on mobile (Librem 5) and desktop Linux (Ubuntu 18.04, Pop_OS!, and possibly Manjaro).


#23

Ok, but why was he hostile? It is not like communities are above reproach.


#24

To the point of the thread, I would prefer Signal for a variety of reasons.


#25

I’ve just made a Purism group on Telegram for anyone who is interested: https://t.me/joinchat/HRnHbBFKSP3hhm-WrMRu8g


#26

I would imagine Telegram will work not so sure about the other questions.


#27

Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but, on fdroid there is a FOSS version of telegram for android. I have used it for some time.


#28

#29

As we can see here, it seems there are already 3 protocols: matrix, xmpp and telegram. Or am I jumping into conclusions?


#30

+1
Telegram will be imperative for so many using Librem phones. WhatsApp too.


#31

So yes I know Telegram and Whatsapp are not that perfect on this device because they are both not open source but for me it would still be a deal breaker to be unable to use them because to convince everybody to use XMPP or MATRIX is nearly impossible so I installed the experimental QEMU image as mentioned here:

https://developer.puri.sm/Librem5/Development_Environment/Boards/qemu.html

And installed the Telegram plugin for Chatty as described in the docs from Chatty on GitLab:

And Telegram works quite well and logging in was really easy

The User ID is your phone number and Password has to be left emty.

For Whatsapp I used an Android phone with active Whatsapp web and with the Librem 5 Browser it is possible to create an Web Application which can then be started as a separate application.

For me this is absolutely perfect and exactly what I wanted!
Purism does a REALLY good job here!


Messaging with the L5
Any Chance of Telegram support?
#32

A rather dumb question, but how am I supposed to enter the login code returned by Telegram in Chatty?


#33

Yes I was also really confused at first but you have to answer this code to the “Telegram” contact in Chatty.