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A GTK based GUI for the Messenger service of GNUnet.
Messenger-GTK is a convergent GTK messaging application using the GNUnet Messenger service. The goal is to provide private and secure communication between any group of devices.
The application provides the following features:
- Creating direct chats and group chats
- Managing your contacts and groups
- Invite contacts to a group
- Sending text messages
- Sending voice recordings
- Sharing files privately
- Deleting messages with any custom delay
- Renaming contacts
- Exchanging contact details physically
- Verifying contact identities
- Switching between different accounts
Chats will generally created as opt-in. So you can decide who may contact you directly and who does not, accepting to a direct chat. Leaving a chat is also always possible.
## Build & Installation
The following dependencies are required and need to be installed to build the application:
- [gnunet](https://git.gnunet.org/gnunet.git/): For using general GNUnet datatypes
- [libgnunetchat](https://git.gnunet.org/libgnunetchat.git/): For chatting via GNUnet messenger
- [gtk3](https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gtk): For the general UI design
- [libhandy](https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libhandy): For responsive UI widgets
- [libnotify](https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libnotify): For notifications
- [qrencode](https://github.com/fukuchi/libqrencode): For generating QR codes to share credentials
- [zbar](https://github.com/mchehab/zbar): For scanning QR codes via camera
- [gstreamer](https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/gstreamer): For recording and playing voice messages
As additional step you will need to load all required git submodules via `git submodule init` and `git submodule update`. It is also possible to just add the `--recursive` flag while cloning the repository to do that automatically.
Here is the list of the used submodules:
- [gnome-characters](https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-characters): For the emoji picker
Then you can simply use the provided Makefile as follows:
- `make` to just compile everything with default parameters
- `make clean` to cleanup build files in case you want to recompile
- `make debug` to compile everything with debug parameters
- `make release` to compile everything with build optimizations enabled
- `make install` to install the compiled files (you might need sudo permissions to install)
If you want to contribute to this project as well, the following options are available:
* Contribute directly to the [source code](https://git.gnunet.org/messenger-gtk.git/) with patches to fix issues, implement new features or improve the usability.
* Open issues in the [bug tracker](https://bugs.gnunet.org/bug_report_page.php) to report bugs, issues or missing features.
* Contact the authors of the software if you need any help to contribute (testing is always an option).
The list of all previous authors can be viewed in the provided [file](AUTHORS).