• Pre-Release cwtch-alpha-0.3.0 3a744197b8

    Cwtch Alpha Release 0.3.0

    dan released this 3 years ago | 0 commits to master since this release

    We are pleased to release Cwtch alpha 0.3.0! This release line is the first where the Android experience is now expected to work reliably. This is the culmination of a lot of work over the past 5 months. The lastest updates that now should make Android work reliably are:

    • Android back button changes: now back button in the app moves the UI "back" through our stack view, and on the home, it no longer exits the app, but takes the user to their Android home screen
    • Fixing a bug that resulted in miscommunication between Client and Service resulting in new profiles getting created on new starts of the application
    • Improvements to the Client/Service IPC connection establishment code to make it more robust to terminations and restarts
    • Group Invite fix so that invites are now properly displayed in the UI
    • Editbox edit improvements
      • new edit and update buttons for android
      • resolution fixes to make edit boxes render correctly on larger low pixel density displays
    • Minor changes in Tapir to the p2p connection code causing this release to be backwards incompatible with previous releases. This is also why the minor version bump from 0.2 to 0.3

    With a more usable Android experience this will allow more testing and likely the discovery of more bugs, which is great and expected! Please test and report any issues at https://git.openprivacy.ca/cwtch.im/ui/issues


    We are providing these binaries in order to show off what Cwtch is capable of so far, but please expect bugs and note that we HAVE NOT subjected this code to a security audit or usability testing yet.

    It is also not remotely feature complete. Some features are supported by the underlying Cwtch library (check out https://git.openprivacy.ca/cwtch.im/cwtch) but not yet by the UI, and some are still having their research/design finalized by the Open Privacy team before being implemented. We have lots of cool features in the works and we hope you'll check back later to try them out!

    ANDROID: We are not putting Cwtch up on the Play Store yet. If your phone has developer mode enabled, you can sideload the APK below. If you don't already know how to do this, please wait until we put it on the Store at a future date.

    Please note that the Cwtch server feature can be very bandwidth-intensive right now, so please DO NOT CONNECT TO CWTCH SERVERS OVER CELLULAR DATA PLANS or an internet plan with a low data cap. The direct messaging feature, however, uses negligible bandwidth (unless you decide to send gigabytes of text with it). It also has difficulty maintaining its Tor onion service right now, so you may need to kill and restart the app if you find it unable to receive new incoming connections (outgoing connections should work fine).

    Credits: Profile and Server Icons in this alpha were designed by freepik from Flaticon