lurch VS slack-libpurple

Compare lurch vs slack-libpurple and see what are their differences.


XEP-0384: OMEMO Encryption for libpurple. (by gkdr)
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lurch slack-libpurple
5 4
278 267
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0.0 4.4
about 2 months ago 2 months ago
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of lurch. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-02-23.
  • I cannot download a git repo
    2 projects | | 23 Feb 2022
    Do `torify git clone
    2 projects | | 23 Feb 2022
  • XMPP: The secure communication protocol that respects privacy
    8 projects | | 10 Jan 2022
    the omemo support in pidgin is just through a plugin, as with many recent XEPs. i think people tend to forget that pidgin's focus is being a multi-protocol messenger. it ships with XMPP support, but that mostly includes the base.

    i wrote that omemo plugin and tbh I am pretty burned out. so many moving parts, it's hell to debug and i'm not even sure where to go next with it. (plus people keep talking badly about pidgin anyway and i am not sure if it's even worth continuing.) i am very thankful for all the contributions so far, especially the help with packaging it. sorry if someone feels let down.

    i feel like this is the right moment to ask: if anyone reading has an idea how to improve the state of things, i'd be happy about some suggestions. the project page is


Posts with mentions or reviews of slack-libpurple. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-05.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing lurch and slack-libpurple you can also consider the following projects:

bitlbee - An IRC to other chat networks gateway :bee:

clap - Audio Plugin API

dlfcn-win32 - Official dlfcn-win32 repo

purple-signald - Pidgin libpurple bridge to signald.

purple-gowhatsapp - Pidgin/libpurple plugin for WhatsApp Web.

Xabber - Open-source XMPP client for Android

Radicale - A simple CalDAV (calendar) and CardDAV (contact) server.

wee-slack - A WeeChat script for Supports threads and reactions, synchronizes read markers, provides typing notification, etc..