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I cannot download a git repo
2 projects | reddit.com/r/tails | 23 Feb 2022
Do `torify git clone https://github.com/gkdr/lurch/2 projects | reddit.com/r/tails | 23 Feb 2022
THIS IS WHAT THE GITHUB REPO SAYS I NEED TO DO (https://github.com/gkdr/lurch/tree/71c806b9b4c7413c64ab7663816894a79edf1e1f)
XMPP: The secure communication protocol that respects privacy
8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 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 https://github.com/gkdr/lurch
Purple-Teams: MS Teams Plugin for Pidgin
5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Mar 2023
Eion Robb has done an incredible amount of work in this space. His GitHub page has tons of plugins, and I particularly appreciate the work he has done on the Matrix plugin to make it available to Windows users.
Lest you think this is less than cool because you don't use Pidgin, bitlbee is a great tool to get slack (and others!) into your IRC client. I haven't run it myself, but I know that it heavily relies on purple for its magic. I can tell it gets a lot of use, perusing the issues on the slack purple plugin for example.
GitHub staff are required to use Teams by Sep 1, 2023
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Feb 2023
Unpopular opinion number one: James is not that bad. At least it can do video calls properly which is not something I would say of Slack.
Unpopular opinion number two: pidgi was better and I don't why we all decided as an industry to go to these ridiculously heavy memory hog electron based clients. I use Slack from Pidgin to this day: https://github.com/dylex/slack-libpurple
Use Slack from Emacs?
3 projects | reddit.com/r/emacs | 12 Oct 2022
Another alternative is combining bitlbee with slack-libpurple and using an emacs IRC client, such as the built-in ERC. I used this back when I wanted both Discord and Slack available in the same emacs.
One Week of Libera Chat
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 May 2021
It's not IRC, but there exists a working libpurple plugin that you just auth as with your normal user account:
I just use it with Pidgin, but there are curses clients too (I'm aware of bitlbee, there are probably others) if you prefer the IRC-style experience.
What are some alternatives?
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 Slack.com. Supports threads and reactions, synchronizes read markers, provides typing notification, etc..