Xabber VS lurch

Compare Xabber vs lurch and see what are their differences.


Open-source XMPP client for Android (by redsolution)


XEP-0384: OMEMO Encryption for libpurple. (by gkdr)
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Xabber lurch
1 5
1,797 274
0.4% -
0.0 1.7
2 months ago 11 months ago
Java C
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Xabber. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-10.


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 | 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

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Xabber and lurch you can also consider the following projects:

Conversations - Conversations is an open source XMPP/Jabber client for Android

Smack - A modular and portable open source XMPP client library written in Java for Android and Java (SE) VMs

yaxim - yaxim - a lean XMPP/Jabber client for Android

blabber.im - blabber.im basiert auf Conversations und ist ein Open Source XMPP/Jabber Messenger für Android 4.1+


androidpn - An open source project to provide push notification support for Android -- a xmpp based notification server and a client tool kit.

slack-libpurple - Slack module for libpurple

revolution-irc - A modern Android IRC client. #revolutionirc on Libera.chat

jaxmpp - Java XMPP client library

otrv4 - Off-the-Record Messaging Protocol version 4. -This is a draft- This repository is a mirror of http://bugs.otr.im/otrv4/otrv4

Lora-Chat-Device - Using cheap LoRa wireless modules to chat over long distances.

Kontalk - Kontalk official Android client