Axolotl on PinePhone / Mobian
Quick update:

The first tests to re-establish connection to the Signal server eco-system failed. But nanu-c is working with great effort to get Axolotl back on tracks.

I will keep you posted and as soon as things work again, I will provide the Debian package.

Have a nice weekend!
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Hello everyone,

nanu-c, the main developer of Axolotl, just sent some news regarding the current state of the app:

Quote:Some transparency on the progress of the reimplementation of the current changes.
Signal changed a lot of things how messages have to be sent to their server. This involves the message structure, the way how messages get encrypted and how they are sent. Some days ago I was able to send a message but I think I used a not yet turned off API.

I think I fixed the registration issue, maybe also the desktop linking issue, but not yet the message sending. It feels again like catching up with what Signal has done with multiple developers in a timeframe of 1 year. So the issue will persist because I don't have the time to work full-time on Axolotl. For now, I spent like 30h on this. Just today I found another encryption method that needs to be translated - so more work to come.
I need to do it step by step, otherwise I will ruin my good mood. So stay tuned Smile As a next step, I will release a version that enables the usage of Signal Desktop and reading the responses on Axolotl.
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Sending messages is working again - nanu-c fixed that huge problem.

Registration is still broken, but will be fixed with v1.0.5 soonish...

Here is the latest version:

https://github.com/nuehm-arno/axolotl-mobian-package

Cheers!
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(09-16-2021, 08:22 AM)arno_nuehm Wrote: Sending messages is working again - nanu-c fixed that huge problem.

Yes, works! Big Grin 
Kudos to you arno, and to nanu-c of course!
Using encrypted Mobian on pmOS CE Convergence PinePhone (3GB/32GB) as Daily Driver, and Beta Edition Convergence PinePhone (3GB/32GB) with encrypted Mobian as Backup device.
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(09-16-2021, 08:22 AM)arno_nuehm Wrote: ...
Here is the latest version:

https://github.com/nuehm-arno/axolotl-mobian-package

Cheers!

Cheers to you, and all the Axolotl folk. Sending & receiving in group and 1 to 1 fine for me after an upgrade from 1.0.2. I must work out how to get a sound notification now!
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  • PinePhone BraveHeart now v1.2b 3/32Gb daily driver, dual boot via p-boot with Mobian/f2fs/Phosh on eMMC, Arch/ext4/Phosh on SDcard
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(09-16-2021, 08:22 AM)arno_nuehm Wrote: Sending messages is working again - nanu-c fixed that huge problem.

Registration is still broken, but will be fixed with v1.0.5 soonish...

That is such a relief, thank you guys!

Does "registration still broken" mean that I cannot use Axolotl if it is not presently installed and registered on the Pinephone?
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(09-17-2021, 01:21 AM)Anna Wrote:
(09-16-2021, 08:22 AM)arno_nuehm Wrote: Sending messages is working again - nanu-c fixed that huge problem.

Registration is still broken, but will be fixed with v1.0.5 soonish...

That is such a relief, thank you guys!

Does "registration still broken" mean that I cannot use Axolotl if it is not presently installed and registered on the Pinephone?

Sadly, yes. Signal changed that part, too, and "Fix Sending" was the first priority. For your case, it seems, you have to wait a few days longer... sorry.
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Registration is fixed with a brand-new Rust backend in v1.0.5, which uses official Signal Rust libraries!

https://github.com/nuehm-arno/axolotl-mobian-package

Cheers!
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Thanks a lot @arno_nuehm
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FYI:

Currently, Signal itself is experiencing technical difficulties, but this is not a problem of Axolotl as it seems. So please be patient, if something is not working right. Some UT user cannot send/receive messages, but I cannot confirm these errors on (my) Mobian system.

Have a nice day!
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