Category: foss

  • GSoC Week 4.1

    This is a quick update post to my post from yesterday. The GSoC part came a little short because of my OMEMO reflections and because I only worked on one topic the last week, so this is intended as a kind of supplement. Today I got my SOCKS5 code working again! I can send and […]

  • Fourth week of GSoC and OMEMO thoughts

    GSoC Evaluation phase is there! Time went by faster than I expected. That’s a good sign, I really enjoy working on Smack (besides when my code does not work :D). I spent this week to work on the next iteration of my Jingle code. IBB once again works, but SOCKS5 still misses a tiny bit, […]

  • Third Week of GSoC

    Another week is has passed and the first evaluation phase slowly approaches. While I already fulfilled my goals (Jingle File Transfer using InBandBytestreams and SOCKS5Bytestreams), I still have a lot of work to do. The first working implementation I did is only so much – working. Barely. Now its time to learn from mistakes I […]

  • Tutorial: Home-made OMEMO client

    The german interior minister conference recently decided that the best way to fight terrorism is passing new laws that allow the government to demand access to communication from messengers like WhatsApp and co. Very important: Messengers like WhatsApp. Will even free software developers see requests to change their messengers to allow government access to communications […]

  • GSoC – Second week of coding

    The second week of GSoC is over! My Jingle implementation progresses. Most of my efforts went into designing the state machine behind the Jingle and Jingle File Transfer protocol. Because I never really worked with asynchronous communication, let alone network code before, it takes some time to get my head around that. I’m heavily utilizing […]

  • Smack v4.2 Introduces OMEMO Support!

    This blogpost doubles as a GSoC update, as well as a version release blog post. I have the honour to announce the latest release of Smack! Version 4.2 brings among bug fixes and additional features like Explicit Message Encryption (XEP-0380) and Message Processing Hints (XEP-0334) support for OMEMO Multi-End-Message-and-Object encryption (XEP-0384). OMEMO was developed by […]

  • Last week of GSoC Community Bonding

    This is my report for the last week of community bonding. On next Tuesday the coding phase officially begins \o/. I spent my week like I did the one before; writing tests, increasing the codecoverage of my Smack OMEMO module. Today the coverage finally reached the same level as the main codebase, meaning my PR […]

  • GSoC: Second, third week of community bonding

    Hi all! This is my report for the second, as well as the first half of the third week of GSoC community bonding, which I spent again working on finalizing my OMEMO code. I dug deeper into writing test cases, mainly integration tests and I found quite a lot of small, undetectable bugs this way […]

  • GSoC: First week of community bonding

    The first week of community bonding is nearly over and already it’s quite an experience for me. Me and Alameyo were very nicely welcomed by members of the igniterealtime project which really took care of making us able to jump right into the project. I spent most of the time making myself more familiar with […]

  • My GSoC introduction

    Hi! My name is Paul Schaub (vanitasvitae), I’m a computer science student from Münster, Germany, I’m 23 years old and right now I’m in my 8th semester. I’m very close to getting my bachelors (undergraduate) degree with only one subject missing (Yay!). That’s why I got some spare time, which I am very happy to […]