Hey everyone! It’s been a while since our last update, so we’d like to get everyone up to speed on what’s been going on in terms of Toxcore development and community happenings.
One of the most discussed topics in the Tox community over the past few months has been the release of the new group chats. Unfortunately, there is still no ETA. I finished writing the code base about 6 months ago and they’ve been available for testing for some time via my new groupchats branch. However, it’s still missing one crucial thing: TCP support. The new group chats cannot be merged without TCP-DHT support in the core, which is currently being worked on in a private branch by the lead core developer, irungentoo. The latest word is that DHT is currently working over TCP, but he’s still having issues with bugs and failing tests. We know how eager everyone is to finally be able to try out the new group chats, and we want the community to know that work is being done and progress is being made.
In other news, Grayhatter, along with the support of Tux3, is working on another widely requested feature for Toxcore—Multi-device support. It’s still in a very early, hardly-working stage of development, but if you like the idea of testing extremely buggy code that may or may not delete your profile, you can try the Multi-device version of µTox. (Note: backup your save.tox profile first.)
Finally, we would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to LittleVulpix for stepping up to the plate and taking over toxme.io after its original owner no longer had the ability to maintain the service. Additionally, we want to thank Encrypt, who created a packaging script, and with the help of Tux3 has adjusted the script to work on our build infrastructure.
That’s it for now, but hopefully we’ll have some more announcements for you in the near future. Happy Toxing!