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#21
Originally Posted by n900_man View Post
What functionality does this provide over whatsapp? Advanced encryption?
A lot. In example:

1) PC Client that synchronize all the conversations, photos, and every other file. So if you send me a file in a conversation by the phone I can use Telegram Desktop and download it directly from PC. (search for Telegram PC client on search engines)

2) Is free to use. Ok some bucks/year aren't a suicide but I have to include also that one.

3) Is veeeery faster than Whatsapp.

4) It is SIM independent, so I can have multiple connection using the same number from my PC, my phone, my tablet and so on.

The problem is that a lot of people stops at "But a lot of my contacts doesn't use Telegram, they use Whatsapp"
 
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#22
Originally Posted by n900_man View Post
Well while telegramm is ok for u, is not ok for many people. Pretty all contacts in my list using whatsapp, and I can't see need to migrate to telegram. What functionality does this provide over whatsapp? Advanced encryption?
Videocalls, no limit in filesize, no Facebook.....forget about Whatsapp.

Played around with it for a while now, but there still is lots of work necessary on N900-version/Pidgin-Plugin - I am not able to do videocalls atm, maybe a config-prob, dont know - file-transfer doesn´t work proper, menu/buttons are too small here and there....but in general the functions are great - hopefully it will be fixed and worked on soon.

But all in all it already have around the same functionality working as whatsapp! Enough to write with others.

What I did not checked out until now is a secure chat...

You´ll see it´s benefits if you use it - and the situation with your friends will change, if you´re doing the fist step and tell all of them to have a look, too.

Last edited by Micha1982; 2015-06-15 at 20:13.
 

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#23
Sorry for offtopic, but one question - does it possible to build and install on N900 purple-vk-plugin? Will it work with Conversations? Or I need to add something in plugin code?
Added: oh fcuk, Conversations based on Telepathy, it's time to google how to port PC telepathy plugins to N900

Last edited by kostett; 2015-08-12 at 13:53.
 
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#24
I tried this plugin a while ago and it didn't seem to work at all. Uninstalled and used the webapp (Easy Debian) but having a native solution is always preferred and I tried again and now it just seem to work
One problem though - receiving messages results in a crash.
Started pidgin from terminal
error message:

tgl/structures.c:2035: tglm_message_insert_tree:
Assertion 'M->id' failed.
Aborted

Any ideas how to solve this?
 
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#25
It seems to be a known issue at least for the cli version.
https://github.com/vysheng/tg/issues/740
Based on that I think an update to the latest version is needed to solve this problem.

[edit] someone suggested to run the cli app as root. I also tried to run pidgin as root, but receiving messages still resulted in a crash.

Last edited by t-b; 2016-01-10 at 12:40. Reason: see edit comment
 
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#26
This might be the protocol related issue as telegram-purple in my Finch IM stopped working as well - client crashes with almost identical error.
I'm not using N900 anymore but I still have it so I can try to build the latest version some time later.

Don't expect much as building the previous versions has been a tedious work due to many GLib >= 2.28 only functions calls (unsupported in Maemo).
 

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#27
Thanks that would be great! Even with the crashes I am still using pidgin with the plugin.

Sulu mentioned in the easy debian thread he had created an updated patched and compiled glib to work with the maemo kernel.
https://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?p=1490871
The actual link to glib is not working anymore, but I am sure someone can provide it if it would help you to port this. If you think it would help please let me know and I will make some requests in the appropriate threads.
 
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#28
Originally Posted by t-b View Post
Sulu mentioned in the easy debian thread he had created an updated patched and compiled glib to work with the maemo kernel.
https://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?p=1490871
This post from sulu is about the GNU libc, not the (gnome project) glib.
Newer libglib versions (>=2.28) aren't incompatible with the maemo kernel, but they're not ABI-compatible with the one used in maemo ... and maemo is full of (core features) closed-source applications depending on glib.
Unfortunately, a lot of projects depend on recent glib stuff, as totalizator mentioned.
 

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#29
Originally Posted by bencoh View Post
This post from sulu is about the GNU libc, not the (gnome project) glib.
Ah too bad.. thanks for correcting me and explaining.
 
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#30
No news?
Still anyone working on it?

Pidgin tells me all the time "new version available" - same for Pidgin, will the N900 get an update at all?

How big is the chance that videocalls for example will ever work?
 
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