Tag: xmpp

  • A look at Matrix.org’s OLM | MEGOLM encryption protocol

    In this post I take a closer look on how matrix.org’s crypto protocols olm/megolm compare to the OMEMO protocol.

  • Brussels Day 1 and 2

    The XSF summit is over. Next will be FOSDEM.

  • Join the Fediverse!

    vanitasvitae’s blog is now part of the fediverse!

  • Future of OMEMO

    OMEMO brought many new faces to XMPP. However, there is quite a lot of controversy around it. Part of it are technical discussions, others are more or less of a political nature. Let me list some of them for you.

  • Summer of Code: Smack has OpenPGP Support!

    I am very proud to announce, that Smack got support for OpenPGP for XMPP!

  • Summer of Code: Finalizing the PR

    Quick update: Only a few days are left until the last and final Evaluation Phase. I spent the week opening my pull request against Smacks master branch and adding a basic trust management implementation. Now the user is required to make decisions whether to trust a contacts key or not. However, the storage implementation is…

  • Summer of Code: First PGPainless Release!

    I’m very happy and proud to announce the first alpha release of PGPainless! PGPainless 0.0.1-alpha1 is the first non-snapshot release and is available from maven central. It was an interesting experience to go through the process of creating a release and I’m looking forward to have many more releases in the future 🙂 The current…

  • Summer of Code: Plan for the grand finale

    I passed the second evaluation phase 🙂 Now begins the final spurt, as the last month of GSoC has begun. My main goal can be summarized as follows: Get everything merged! To get that done, I have to polish up my smack-openpgp branch which has grown to a size of 7000 loc. There are still…

  • Summer of Code: Second evaluation phase

    Quite some time has passed since I bothered you with my last post 🙂 A lot has happened since, I have been making steady process in both smack-openpgp, as well as pgpainless. One big step that I took was to get rid of smack-openpgp-bouncycastle, which now has been merged into smack-openpgp. Having modular code may…

  • Summer of Code: Checkstyle to the rescue!

    Today I added some checkstyle rules to PGPainless.Checkstyle is a gradle plugin, which checks the source code for style violations. Some say, strict checkstyle rules are unnecessary and that it is annoying to be held back from pushing a commit to the master branch only to fix “style issues” for half an hour. I must…