dear delta-dev ;)
a quick heads up for those not aware of it ...
Desktop/iOS/Android apps are doing repeated
development releases while we try to iron out
bugs and instabilities, 8 or so remaining,
88 issues done:
Meanwhile compl4xx and treefit have implemented
automatic Desktop builds on github-desktop PRs.
Idea is to evolve to have single a entry page like
where one easily finds the default install package for
the platform from which one is requesting the page,
but also easy means of choosing manually.
We'd also like to make it easy to find development
downloads, built from the master branch or PRs.
Starting around November 25, several core contributors are meeting up in
Freiburg/DE for a week although not everybody will be around for all of
it. One major focus will be on rust-core and Desktop/Android/iOS
hacking -- on UX-facing features like Burner Accounts, optimizing
network traffic, automatic housekeeping of IMAP storage,
provider-specific onboarding, multi-device sync, refined verified
groups, stickers ... and, because that's what programmers easily
lean towards doing, discuss architecture and security topics all the time,
like a current hot topics is how to to best do rust-imap async. Here we
plan to have a longer A/V session with Jon Gjengset, the author of the
rust-imap library Delta Chat is currently using.
Lastly, for those who are considering to make it to 36c3, the yearly
CCC-congress in Leipzig end of the year, a number of Delta Chat folks
will hang out and co-instigate the "!decentral" assembly which is in
neighborhood to befriended projects. We'll also offer some hands-on
sessions to be announced before or on-site.
so much in all brevity,