It was an odd week but monal 4 with iOS 13 support and dark mode is out. I’ll put out the equivalent Mac update this week and then back to my planned roadmap.
For the past week i have been trying to figure out why Monal stopped working in iOS 13. Building with the iOS13 SDK is the only way to get dark mode (and french app store support) . It appears that when I do build with this SDK it disables the Continue Reading
IOS 13 comes out tomorrow and Monal 4 will be out in the next day or so. I was hoping to be ready day 1 this time and I was for dark mode but the push issues took me by surprise. I expected to have until 2020 to resolve it. Continue Reading
A word of warning. I started to see this in my logs today. Im am working on a fix for this but I can’t guarantee it will be ready by Sept 19. Pushes will not work with iOS 13 at the moment.
Almost all messaging systems become useless when you lose access to the internet. What happens when the internet is cut off by a disaster or government? What if the app is banned in an app store? This is something I have been thinking about lately. Both because of the frequency Continue Reading
There are new betas for mac and iOS that address many OMEMO issues people have seen. The feedback has been positive and will try to get both out to production soon. I am also trying to figure out why comments are turned off on this blog now. It wasn’t intentional. Continue Reading
iOS 13 will restrict the ability of VOIP apps to run in the background. This will impact Monal. If you haven’t followed this saga it has been a sequence of changes from iOS 2, iOS 4 and then iOS 10. Looks like facebook has been abusing this privilege to monitor Continue Reading
I have pushed out the next iOS release. It should be out in a few days. No new features just a lot of bug fixes. Fixed many crashes Removed bouncing/scrolling when entering a conversation or sending a message replying from notification can be encrypted joining a group does not use Continue Reading
There is an iOS beta update that focuses on push reliability. I have made improvements to push and stream resumption and compatibility with Gajim
If you run an open fire server and want to use Monal, use this plugin to get push support. https://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/openfire/plugin-archive.jsp?plugin=pushnotification