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I managed to compile Telegram command line client for the N900. Some libs in Fremantle are outdated so I had to make some changes in the code and use gcc 4.8 in order to compile it.

How to install the command line client:
  • Download the client from here
  • Extract telegram_bin.tar.gz to /home/user
  • Install requiered libraries (libconfig, libreadline, libssl)
  • cd /home/user/telegram
  • ./telegram

Last edited by NerdKnight; 2014-02-24 at 15:27. Reason: Added instructions to install
 

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Nice, might have a look at it. I liked their FAQ, clean words all over. I never used Whatsapp, nor other similar craps, because of closed source and zero privacy.
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Sounds very Maemo to me!
Any app that makes encryption easier and snooping more difficult is good for freedom. The NSA already distributes crypto gear for NATO type countries, we want our own gear.
 

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can you make an github repo for project? i want to get it working for harmattan with QML UI
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Originally Posted by NerdKnight View Post
I managed to compile Telegram command line client for the N900. Some libs in Fremantle are outdated so I had to make some changes in the code and use gcc 4.8 in order to compile it. Here you can download binaries and modified source code.
Next step: try to make a GUI.
good news, keep going and let us know if you'll make GUI )
 
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This is hardly better than Whatsapp itself. It's still one server, managed by one company, who gets access to all phone numbers in your address book.

Use Jabber dammit, not only it is an actual standard, it's even builtin in the N900...
 

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Originally Posted by javispedro View Post
This is hardly better than Whatsapp itself. It's still one server, managed by one company, who gets access to all phone numbers in your address book.

Use Jabber dammit, not only it is an actual standard, it's even builtin in the N900...
I would gladly use Jabber, but whastapp became a standard over here, I'm forced to use it. At least telegram looks more concerned about privacy, and it's open, but you're right, they still have a db with the phone numbers.
 

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I would gladly use Jabber, but whastapp became a standard over here, I'm forced to use it. At least telegram looks more concerned about privacy, and it's open, but you're right, they still have a db with the phone numbers.
Yeah, but being forced to used Whatsapp does not imply being forced to use Telegram or any other similarly closed service
 

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Originally Posted by javispedro View Post
Yeah, but being forced to used Whatsapp does not imply being forced to use Telegram or any other similarly closed service
I think Whatsapp gained it's popularity because you don't need a new id to add your contacts (the phone number is used as id) so if people are to migrate they would choose some similar app.
I agree with you, I care about privacy, buy nowadays when there are companies that have a lot more sensitive information about you (like fb, g+, etc.), the phone number seems not a big deal.
Anyway my motivation to do this port is just the personal challenge it represent and making an app useful to someone and my beloved N900.
By the way, If you or anyone have an idea of making an app fully open that could replace Whatsapp or other similar apps I'm glad to collaborate
 

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NerdKnight, any news about GUI?
 

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