Snikket Blog

News, announcements and thoughts from the Snikket team

May 2021 server release

by Matthew Wild.

We’re pleased to introduce a new release of the Snikket server, with security enhancements, user role management, and other changes.

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XMPP Account Portability funded by NGI DAPSI

by Matthew Wild.

We have some exciting news to share! An important piece of the Snikket roadmap has been selected for funding by NGI DAPSI, an EU-funded project focused on data portability and services.

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Products vs Protocols: What Signal got right

by Matthew Wild.

This past weekend I gave a talk at the (virtual) FOSDEM conference about a topic I’ve been thinking about a lot the past few years - the differences between developing a product (such as Signal) and developing a protocol (such as XMPP).

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February 2021 server release

by Matthew Wild.

It’s time to announce a new, and very exciting, server release! With a load of new features, including a web administration interface, and Raspberry Pi/ARM support, this is definitely our biggest release yet!

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Sponsoring Group Chat Encryption in Siskin

by Matthew Wild.

For some time XMPP has been in need of a good solution for Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS. Siskin and Monal are making excellent progress, but there is still work to do. We have some exciting news to share!

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Snikket App Update 2.9.0

by Matthew Wild.

A new version of the Android app landed in Google Play and F-Droid this week. Snikket for Android 2.9.0 is based on Conversations 2.9.0 and sees a number of new features and improvements:

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Announcing Snikket CIC

by Matthew Wild.

We’re pleased to announce that Snikket is now backed by a legal entity, Snikket Community Interest Company, registered in the UK.

A Community Interest Company (CIC) is a form of organisation that lies somewhere between a traditional limited company and a traditional charity. All CICs are “not for profit”, which means rather than focus on generating profits and increasing value for shareholders, they have other goals - serving a “community” in some way.

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Introducing Snikket

by Matthew Wild.

The Snikket project was officially unveiled earlier this year at FOSDEM in Brussels. We’re thankful to all the great feedback we received from people who came to see first-hand what we are building. But for people who didn’t make it to the demo at FOSDEM, what is Snikket all about?!

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