Signal-Android

A private messenger for Android. (by signalapp)

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Posts

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  • Signal Desktop stopped working after big Signal downtime
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-01-18
    Please search for your issue on the Signal Android, Signal iOS, or Signal Desktop issue tracker on GitHub and file a new report there if it has not already been reported. (If you find a preexisting report that is still open, please add your own as a comment to that report.)
  • I receive messages on the desktop client, but not on my mobile device.
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-01-18
    Please search for your issue on the Signal Android, Signal iOS, or Signal Desktop issue tracker on GitHub and file a new report there if it has not already been reported. (If you find a preexisting report that is still open, please add your own as a comment to that report.)
  • Unable to msg new signal users.
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-01-17
    Please search for your issue on the Signal Android, Signal iOS, or Signal Desktop issue tracker on GitHub and file a new report there if it has not already been reported. (If you find a preexisting report that is still open, please add your own as a comment to that report.)
  • Signal On Mac Is Not Syncing My Conversations Or
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-01-17
    Please search for your issue on the Signal Android, Signal iOS, or Signal Desktop issue tracker on GitHub and file a new report there if it has not already been reported. (If you find a preexisting report that is still open, please add your own as a comment to that report.)
  • Voice call issue
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-01-17
    Please search for your issue on the Signal Android, Signal iOS, or Signal Desktop issue tracker on GitHub and file a new report there if it has not already been reported. (If you find a preexisting report that is still open, please add your own as a comment to that report.)
  • Can't turn notification vibrations off on Android
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-01-17
  • Late Night Random Discussion Thread - January 17, 2021 at 09:00PM
    https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Android/blob/2c1c6fab3560ef12996030cf7c84cc0d895e329e/libsignal/service/src/main/java/org/whispersystems/signalservice/internal/push/PushServiceSocket.java#L1439
  • We can do better than Signal
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-17
    > A common defense in favor of Signal is, “But it’s all open source!”. Sure is, but on what basis do I trust them? ...

    The open source aspect for me means 2 things.

    - I can verify the e2e encryption claim.

    - I can reproduce the client builds ensuring that what I run matches the source [1]

    Is there a detail relating to the server that would invalidate this?

    [1] https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Android/tree/master/repr...

  • Why do photos copied from a chat and pasted to another chat get rotated 90 degrees?
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-01-17
    Please search for your issue on the Signal Android, Signal iOS, or Signal Desktop issue tracker on GitHub and file a new report there if it has not already been reported. (If you find a preexisting report that is still open, please add your own as a comment to that report.)
  • How can we be sure source code of Signal on Github as same as on Play Store's app
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-01-17
  • Migrating to Signal help
    I've been reading through signal issues on github and it seems it is a bug or intentionally removed. A fresh install of version 5.0.8 might fix it. https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Android/issues/10618
  • WhatsApp says you shouldn't worry about it sharing personal data with Facebook. Experts say you should switch to 'highly trusted' Signal.
    For the client code (that's running on your phone) you can. I've never had to compare a checksum on Android before (it's pretty trivial if you've got a command line), but there are some instructions for building from source and comparing with the APK from the play store on Signal's GitHub. For the server code you have to trust that they're running what they say they are, but my understanding is that because of the e2e encryption (which you know is there in the client) even if they aren't running what they say they are then it doesn't matter because they still can't read your messages. This is by design so you don't need to trust anyone!
  • Signal Is Back
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-17
    - Any HTTP error not handled explicitly is considering an IOException (strange?) and retried. List of handled HTTP exceptions is here: https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Android/blob/2c1c6fab356... I personally would not repeat requests automatically by default on any HTTP error - unless handled manually (so reverse logic), only on connection error.
  • Signal on Twitter: "Signal is back! Like an underdog going through a training montage, we’ve learned a lot since yesterday — and we did it together. Thanks to the millions of new Signal users around the world for your patience. Your capacity for understanding inspired us while we expanded capacity."
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-01-17
    Link for Android
  • Signal Is Up and Running
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-16
    Daniel Novak on Twitter posted this[1] after reading the Signal-Android commit history[2]:

    "I think the @signalapp apps DDoS'ed the server. Servers ran over capacity due to influx of users and started to return HTTP 508 which was not handled by the app and millions of apps started retrying the connection at once. Judging from recent commits in https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Android/commits/master"

    Surely a timely reminder for all of us:

    - Avoid infinite retry loops

    - Build jitter and exponential backoff into retry logic

    The code isn't terribly hard to write, but remembering to write it can be (if your HTTP client doesn't do it by default).

    [1] https://twitter.com/NovakDaniel/status/1350471722034745348

    [2] https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Android/commits/master

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signalapp/Signal-Android is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.