News #49

Ahoy Bertizen! 🏴‍☠️

The Berty newsletter comes out on Friday the 13th. Coincidence? Nope, we don’t think so. 🙃

A little word about the team, as usual: Everybody is well. This second lockdown looks like an infinite Sunday, but the mood of the team is still good. We hope you’re good too. 🧡

Take care, see u in 2 weeks!

🚀 Open Source

Highlights from the last two weeks:

  • Import/Export account
  • MultiAccount: New feature allowing to have multiple accounts on a single device, especially useful during testing
  • GroupMonitor: Component to display some debugging states directly from conversations (P2P state, syncing state, etc)
  • Start switching to gomobile-ipfs on Berty
  • Bootstrap the new push notifications service
  • Add a temporary fix to force the app to use p2p circuits to improve 4G<->4G connectivity
  • Bootstrapped a standalone repo to help finish integrating tor in the app (build issue on iOS) -
  • Add metrics to most infrastructure components to have a better understanding of what’s happening
  • Continue importing the old generic BLE driver in the new codebase
  • Implement an OmniSearch command to search just about anything (a peer ID, a hash, an IP, a multiaddr, a message, a conversation, pubsub topic, account, etc)
  • Continue preparing the project for a TestFlight open-beta release
  • Create an integration binary launched on each commit (and periodically in production) to test the protocol, its dependencies, and Internet
  • Various refactors: JS store to support delaying the go daemon startup; in-app notification driver; advanced i18n usages (singular-plurals, expansions)

🗣️ Community


We finally found a satisfactory translation solution: Crowdin!

You all know how language can be a barrier to access. Help us translate the application and website to spread Berty’s message!

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Good First Issue & Help Wanted

If you want to help us, we have two labels on GitHub to let you know where we need help: Good First Issue & Help Wanted. You will have our eternal gratitude and maybe some stickers if you wish. Just saying 😏

📚 Blogposts

We released two blog posts this week. Please have a look!

👉 Art For Privacy 👉 Introduction to Cybersecurity

💌 Mention

🎉 Meet the Berty Crew

Until further notice, we are canceling all in-person events at public venues – but we’re coming soon to a screen near you! 🚧🚧

⚙️ Recent Changes