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Time is running so fast that I can barely find some to write about the advancement of Salut à Toi, and there's a lot to say.
I'll be short this time (no more long list of features like alpha release ;) ).
If you are following SàT for long time, you may remember the experiment to have an universal remote control, and the demonstration with VLC.
Well, this is now implemented in a cleaner way, and it's user friendly. With Cagou running on your mobile device, it's quite useful as you can see in the video below.
Note: I'm testing Peertube to diffuse SàT demo videos, you can also see the video on the instance I'm trying.
If you have already SàT running on your desktop, all you have to do is run your media player (VLC for instance). Then on Cagou click on the new "remote control" icon, and you should see an icon for your media player. Note that this is working only on GNU/Linux (and probably *BSD) as it is relying on D-BUS which is not available everywhere.
The other thing to mention is that OMEMO support is now available in SàT (thanks to the work of Syndace on python-omemo, and his prompt reactions to feedback). It's not fully finished yet: fingerprint management is missing, encryption is only available on one2one conversations, and it's not yet available on Android, but the biggest part is done and working on desktop.
Note: this video is also available on Peertube
That's it. I'll publish a new alpha release in a couple of days. The list of features to implement before release become narrow, stabilisation phase should start soon.
Once again help is needed for packaging (Debian, Arch, or other GNU/Linux distributions, Docker, etc.), testing/packaging on many platforms (*BSD, Windows and Mac for instance), and would be welcome for development too. Also we have a very low visibility, don't hesitate to shout out loud about the project :).