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    Audio (and soon video) calls between XMPP and SIP accounts!

    Timothée Jaussoin · pubsub.movim.eu / Movim · Sunday, 23 August - 21:06 edit

Thanks to the awesome work of Singpolyma there is now a bridge between the #XMPP and the #SIP networks. Both standards are able to exchange information to setup audio calls.

A few things were fixed in Movim to do so (mostly related to the format of the account identifiers used for the protocol bridge system) but now everything seems to work fine. You can find the tool at this address: git.singpolyma.net/cheogram-sip. It is still in heavy development but it progressing quite rapidly.

Here is the same call from Movim and the #Linphone SIP client. Calls are also working with the Conversations client as well.

More than a simple tech demo, this can bring quite a lot of useful possibilities. SIP is widely deployed especially in telephony. Calling a remote IP phone directly from your XMPP account could be really convenient.

Using a simple movim.eu account nowadays you can already connect to several other networks, such as IRC or Telegram and group everything in one UI. Having SIP on top really brings the whole experience to another level.

Have fun with Movim and movim.eu and don't forget to support the project by sharing links around!

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    WebSocket connections on movim.eu

    Timothée Jaussoin · pubsub.movim.eu / Movim · Monday, 3 August - 22:09 edit

The movim.eu #XMPP server now supports connections through #WebSockets.

This means that if you're using a #web client like conversejs, you'll be able to connect directly using your movim.eu account.

If you are a #Movim user. Nothing changes as Movim is using standard good ol' TCP/TLS connections to login 😉

The clients that wants to connect to movim.eu using WebSockets will normally automatically discovers the endpoint (using the related XEPs). If not, it is available manualy at wss://movim.eu/xmpp.

That's all folks!

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    1K GLOWING STAR for Movim on Github ! PARTY POPPER

    Timothée Jaussoin · pubsub.movim.eu / Movim · Sunday, 24 May - 17:12 edit · 1 minute

Thanks for your support!

The 0.18 release is coming soon. I'm doing a few more optimisations and adding some last features for the 0.18 (such as the "last seen" feature, drawing on images before uploading them, UI improvements…) along the other exciting ones (video-conferencing, screen sharing, big performances improvement, Unicode 12.0 emojis support…).

The 0.18 chat page

I'm working on Movim for more than 11 years now. In a few days we will reach 8K commits on the main repository.

And after all those years of work, on my free time, my goal hasn't changed: deliver a simple, good looking, light and accessible communication platform for everyone.

Movim has been and will always be a Free Software and I'm doing my best to keep the code light, optimized and simple to allow it to run on a maximum of devices, even low end ones.

If you want to support the project, you can always help us by giving a bit on the Patreon page. This money is for the moment just covering the server and domains expenses. A bit more could allow me to fund some nice stuff such as new stickers pack (like the 3 other ones that are now in the project) or real stickers and goodies… or cover my travel expenses to do conferences and presentations around Europe (not in the upcoming months unfortunately, you know why…).

Have fun with Movim !

edhelas

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    1 July danifake123

    great!

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    Chat picture resolver and Telegram stickers

    Timothée Jaussoin · pubsub.movim.eu / Movim · Friday, 15 May - 07:50 edit · 3 minutes

Movim 0.18 is planned to be released soon.

In the meantime, let's have a look at one specific feature that is really useful when you integrate Movim with the Spectrum2 - Telegram bridge.

For those that are not aware, XMPP can connect to other chat networks using tools called "transport". One of the most used is called Spectrum2 and can connect to many other networks thanks to its libpurple support.

Telegram transport setup

What will we do here is:

  • Setup telegram-purple in Spectrum2 on Debian
  • Connect it to a XMPP server (here ejabberd)
  • Adapt the transport to integrate with Movim

Setup Spectrum2 and telegram-purple

Here I will not detail the basic installation, the official Spectrum2 documentation is pretty complete.

Once the repository is setup, please install the base package and the libpurple module:

apt install spectrum2 spectrum2-backend-libpurple

For telegram-purple the README is also quite complete

Create a Telegram transport

Once all the packages are setup, we will create a transport configuration file. You can reuse the spectrum.cfg.example located in the /etc/spectrum2/transports/ as a base.

# nano /etc/spectrum2/transports/spectrum_telegram.cfg

This is basically the config file that I used for my own telegram.movim.eu transport:

[service]
server_mode = 0
user=spectrum

jid = telegram.movim.eu
password = spectrumpassword
server = 127.0.0.1
port = 5347
backend_host = 127.0.0.1

users_per_backend=10

backend=/usr/bin/spectrum2_libpurple_backend
protocol=prpl-telegram

web_directory=/home/movim/upload/spectrum
web_url=https://upload.movim.eu/spectrum

[identity]
name=Telegram Transport
type=telegram

[logging]
config = /etc/spectrum2/logging.cfg
backend_config = /etc/spectrum2/backend-logging.cfg

[database]
type = sqlite3

[registration]
enable_public_registration=1

When Spectrum2 will connect to the Telegram network, the stickers will be downloaded as files on the server. By default an ugly path is simply sent to the XMPP clients. We will turn it to a proper URL and let Movim to its magic.

To do that we need to configure the Web Storage module. You can also find more documentation about it there.

web_directory=/home/movim/upload/spectrum
web_url=https://upload.movim.eu/spectrum

It's pretty self explanatory. The downloaded stickers will be put in the web_directory directory. The second parameter, web_url, is basically telling Spectrum2 how to general its URL before sending them in the messages.

Configure ejabberd

Then we need to add a new service in our ejabberd.yml configuration file.

  -
    port: 5347
    module: ejabberd_service
    access: all
    ip: "127.0.0.1"
    global_routes: false
    hosts:
      "telegram.movim.eu":
        password: "spectrumpassword"

Once everything is setup, restart Spectrum2 and ejabberd. For Spectrum2 you can do it using spectrum2_manager or a dedicated systemd configuration file.

Configure our web server

We then need to expose those files to the web. A simple nginx configuration will handle it.

server {
    server_name upload.movim.eu;

    listen 443 ssl http2;
    listen [::]:443 ssl http2;

    …

    root /home/movim/upload;

    location /spectrum {
        alias /home/movim/movim/spectrum;
    }
}

Fix the nasty file rights with Incron

If you start to use your Telegram transport at this point you'll notice that the stickers URLs are returning a 403 Forbidden error.

Indeed, Spectrum2 is writting the files in the directory using it's own rights. And this can't be configured.

We will then use another useful tool called Incron. This tool works like CRON but instead of working on time events, it works on file events.

You can find a pretty complete documentation there.

apt install incron 
nano /etc/incron.allow # add your spectrum user there
sudo -su spectrum
incrontab -e

In the incrontab file well then change dynamicaly the rights of the files once they are wrote in the directory (check the documentation for more details).

/home/movim/upload/spectrum   IN_CLOSE_WRITE          chmod 664 $@/$#

Enjoy your nice Telegram stickers in Movim

In Movim, nothing more to do. With the version 0.18, Movim will try to resolve the incoming messages that contains a URL and see if it's a valid picture. Which is the case for Telegram stickers.

Telegram stickers displayed in the Movim chat

You can also note that it works for any other incoming picture URL, including those sent using Conversations or other XMPP clients.

That's all folks!

#telegram #xmpp #movim #transport #stickers #ejabberd #admin

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  • 15 May ThurahT

    Fantastic that libpurpl is still useful : ) I hope the bridge works out, not that I have any telegram contacts.

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    A 3in1 surprise! Movim 0.17.1, Movim Android 0.17.0.0 and Movim Account Panel

    Timothée Jaussoin · pubsub.movim.eu / Movim · Sunday, 22 March, 2020 - 15:19 edit · 2 minutes

A bit more than a month after the #Movim 0.17.1 Catalina release I'm pleased to deliver two new releases and a new tool to all the movim.eu users. Let's dive in all those new exciting features.

Movim 0.17.1

This minor #release focuses on a few things. We could call it an "integration release". In fact most of the work done were to help with the new Debian package and for the new Android app release.

Regarding the Debian package, I'd like to personally thanks Dominik George aka Natureshadow from Teckids e.V. and mirabilos for their continuous work on the dependency packaging, patches and general maintenance of the .deb. They were both added in this release on the Core Contributors page. Thanks!

Upload widget improvements

The #Upload #widget, that is used to upload files and pictures during the Posts and Messages publication has been redesigned. You can now drag and drop files from your explorer directly in the drop area. The picture visualization has also been improved and now display more information about it.

Uploaded widget screen, uploaded using the upload feature, this is so META

Integration with the new Movim Android release

The Movim #Android app has not been updated for a while. This new release improves the integration experience one step further.

In fact, the top bar is now transparent and integrates with the rest of the user interface. The pod switching button is not shown anymore during the startup process (that was slowing down the launch of the app) but directly in the navigation bar (you will need to upgrade both Movim and Movim Android to handle this feature). This allows Movim to launch in only a few seconds on a standard 4G connection.

Movim now integrates even more within the Android UI

On the Chat page, it is now possible to close the conversations using a simple drag-to-left movement. Similar to what you can find on Telegram for example.

Movim Account Panel

Last but not least, all the movim.eu #XMPP accounts have now access to a new panel. Available on api.movim.eu/accounts it allows some account wise configuration to complete some features unavailable client side.

To authenticate a "one click link" mechanism has been added. Once your identifier entered this authentication link will be send directly by chat allowing you to access your Account Panel.

Through this panel you'll be able to list all the existing files you ever uploaded using your XMPP account, in the future you'll be able to also delete them.

Uploaded browser files on the Movim Account Panel

Email to XMPP

This Panel also contains an exclusive feature, the possibility to receive #emails on your XMPP account.

This feature is only working one way, in fact it's our mascot, and now postwoman Miho that will take care of delivering the emails as chat messages directly to you. Please notice that the attachments are not forwarded and we are not applying any form of SPAM filtering on them. The emails are transferred as it in their textual version to you.

The Email to XMPP feature

That's all folks! And don't forget, to prevent the spread of the #COVID19, stays safe at home!

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    30 March mexplorer

    How about Movim and OMEMO for 1to1 Chats?

  • 4 April preptorrent

    I want to be able to have a collada file as my avatar so it can be 3D in WebGL html5. Then, if a browser cannot display it, the old default jpeg/gif is displayed instead. The filesize of the collada file could be small. A rotating cube could be a cool collada file to have. A QR code to one's movim blog could be one of the 6 sides.

  • 2 May preptorrent

    https://api.movim.eu/accounts/ It is very cool but, having completed it, I cannot find that file storage area now days later, even if I use this hyperlink in a web-browser. The cog "config" icon does not show it either. What is the correct hyperlink to see files now? Cheers. What is the file-size limit? Is it a total of 5 megabytes for all files? I also think running a full movim server on a old smartphone (such as a nexus5) via "PostmarketOS" would be very very cool indeed. If anybody wants to release an online (easy) installer to do that for "PostmarketOS", it would be awesome. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostmarketOS

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    4 May Guillaume

    Great to hear the good folks at Teckids e.V. continue to maintain the Debian package.
    I'm curious about the new email feature, is there some webpage or docs explaining what this does ?

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    Movim 0.17 – Catalina

    Timothée Jaussoin · pubsub.movim.eu / Movim · Friday, 14 February, 2020 - 14:58 edit · 2 minutes

Here comes a new exciting Movim release. Two months after Cesco, here comes Catalina.

In this releases, many fixes but also some nice new features, both for the social and messaging sections of Movim.

New features

Global chatroom search

From the chatrooms widget, you can now directly search rooms globaly and join them in a click. This new feature relies on the search.jabber.network service, that is also implemented in Conversations and Gajim.

Global search

New design for the XMPP forms

The XMPP forms handling and display has been fully redesigned. With nice icons and proper labels it will now be simpler to configure Communities, chatrooms and other XMPP items.

XMPP Form redesigned

Disable social features

Pod admins can now disable all the social features in one click in the admin panel. This is useful for those that only wants to use Movim as a chat frontend for their XMPP services.

Messages retractation

After ConverseJS Movim is the second XMPP client that implements the message retractation feature. This allow you to delete any published messages from the history. Be careful, this only works if the contact is also using a compatible client.

Retracted message

New night theme colors and design adjustments

Some small design adjustments were made to improve user experience. Some useless paddings were also removed to give more space to the content (like around the chat bubbles).

The night theme is now having darker, bluer colors, strongly inspired by the Aritim-Dark KDE/GTK theme.

New dark theme

Fixes and improvements

Beside those changes, many things were fixed in this release, regarding chatroom presences handling, notification counters or complex JID handling (especially if you're using transport services such as IRC or Telegram).

But the biggest internal change was to bring a new request type to the frontend. Now the current Movim UI (HTML + Javascript + CSS) can request the backend in 3 different ways regarding the usage.

  1. Pure WebSocket requests: the request and the response are not linked together. This is the default case for the Movim requests.
  2. Ajax requests to the daemon: this is useful when the UI needs to know if the message was handled by the server (useful when you publish articles or send chat messages) and if those messages needs to be processed by the daemon (to trigger XMPP requests for example)
  3. And, since this version, some good ol' pure Ajax requests. They directly requests the HTTP backend, without even touching the daemon internaly. This is useful to load pieces of the UI and allows parallelisation. With this changes you'll see that parts of the UI (especially on the chat page) are now loaded way faster, without disturbing the daemon.

Requests

What's next?

In the upcoming weeks we're planning to do some maintenance on the XMPP services. Add some new features and do some administration. On Movim side, nothing really planned for now.

That's all folks!

#movim #ajax #http #release #xmpp

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  • 16 February, 2020 mathias poujol-rost ✅

    Thanks for the improvements.

  • 16 February, 2020 Timothée Jaussoin

    You're welcome SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH

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  • 10 December, 2019 Dominik George

    Same here.

    Rocket.Chat: 104 MiB
    Mattermost: 87,2 MiB
    Movim: 5,7 MiB

    It should be noted that I have three open chats in Mattermost, and 730 open chats in Movim ;)

  • 10 December, 2019 Timothée Jaussoin

    You're a benchmark for Movim, admit it GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES

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    Movim 0.16.1 – Cesco

    Timothée Jaussoin · pubsub.movim.eu / Movim · Friday, 6 December, 2019 - 09:50 · 1 minute

Only a few weeks after the 0.16 release here is the 0.16.1 one!

This release includes several fixes and a few new features.

Features

You can now share posts to your connected chatrooms :)

Chatroom post sharing

Communities layout were a bit redesigned, publication rules are now displayed clearly in the right column and the header shows more information on mobile.

Communities redesigned

All the messages that you sent in the one to one discussions can now be edited.

Message edition for the whole history

The videoconferencing feature was heavily refactored and several issues were fixed during this process. A new XEP was also used partially to improve the call negociation flow, XEP-0353: Jingle Message Initiation.

Fixes

In the database an index was added on the key that was tracking contacts avatars. This sounds maybe a bit technical to you but this small fix boost quite a lot the performances during the login process, when you join a chatroom (especially that one) or when a contact updates his/her avatar. Because it's a database change you should run the database migrations when updating from 0.16 to 0.16.1.

All the entities that are on the XMPP network needs to declare what they are capable of to the others. This allows feature discovery and negociation and is specified in the #XMPP extension XEP-0115: Entity Capabilities. After the big code refactor of the handling of those #capabilities within the Movim codebase some other small improvements and fixes were done to wrap up properly this feature.

Presences sent to MUC are now generated the same way than those sent to contacts, this fixes #711.

DNS resolution errors an timeout are now handled properly displayed during the authentication flow (#368).

The SQL_DATE constant was renamed to MOVIM_SQL_DATE to prevent some naming conflicts (#820).

What's next?

PHP 7.4 was released a few days ago, so the upcoming version will focus on fixing issues to make Movim fully compatible with that version.

This new PHP release also includes an exciting feature that allows #PHP developpers to call directly C libraries in their codes. This could allow #Movim to directly use the libsignal C library and therefore (finally) allow OMEMO end-to-end-encryption to be implemented. This will be a lot of work and verifications so we're not promissing anything anytime soon. Stay calm please!

That's all folks!

#omemo #videoconference #jingle #release

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