November 15, 2013 at 4:59 am #9675
The developer of TextSecure did not want to see his application anywhere else instead of the google play store. There was a long discussion with F-Droid developers when they had it in the repository.
He also did not provide any APK. So you cant get a recent APK from anywhere instead of compiling it by yourself.
Tinfoil-SMS is a new application with high encryption.
* Always free for anyone to use and with no limitations
* Released as Open Source software under the GNU General Public License Version 3
* Simple to use and understand UI
* Can natively be used with or without encryption enabled
* Public key cryptography using Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)
* Public key signing scheme using shared secrets to prevent “man-in-the-middle” attacks
* AES-256 block cipher in CTR mode
* SHA-256 message HMAC
* CSPRNG based on ISAAC
Licence: GPL v3November 15, 2013 at 8:38 am #9696March 14, 2014 at 7:41 pm #10643
the latest build (version 1.3.1) is a “special f-droid-version” without BugSense!
so now it can be added, or am i wrong?May 6, 2014 at 10:26 am #11106
Anything new about Tinfoil inclusion?May 6, 2014 at 5:11 pm #11113
It’s added, but it includes binary library files that are waiting to be verified or build from source, see https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/com.tinfoil.smsOctober 2, 2014 at 4:02 pm #12662
What’s the status on Tinfoil-SMS? It doesn’t seem to be in F-Droid currently.
Tinfoil seems to be a much nicer, security-wise, implementation than either TextSecure or ChatSecure. It would be really nice to see it included..October 2, 2014 at 7:59 pm #12663
I’m looking at com.tinfoil.sms.txt and I notice that the build is disabled:
disable=no fdroid tag
But on GIT there is an F-Droid tag:
Are we having trouble building this?October 3, 2014 at 1:15 pm #12679
The tag ist there, but the build of the required libraries still fails.October 3, 2014 at 2:21 pm #12685
I see. Is this something that we should report on their Issues tracker?October 3, 2014 at 10:13 pm #12690
I had another try and got into dependency hell. I am at the point where migrating tinfoil to a gradle build on our side is easier than adding the dependecies. I opened an issue with Orwell library to get them into mavenCentral or jCenter, so we can easyly fetch them from gradle: https://github.com/gnu-user/orwell/issues/2October 3, 2014 at 10:36 pm #12691
OK, thanks for looking into this. Do we have an F-Droid guide to building apps from source? I already know how to deal with GIT and bump packages, but I’m not sure how it is possible to build them on Ubuntu Linux.October 3, 2014 at 11:48 pm #12694
The buildserver runs debian, i myself build apps locally on the last ubuntu lts release. We have some guides, like https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md the wiki and the manual.January 25, 2015 at 8:46 pm #14317
I am one of the developers for Tinfoil-SMS along with my colleague, my main role was in creating the associated cryptography library: https://github.com/gnu-user/orwell which is a wrapper for the underlying BouncyCastle library that is used.
We have created a separate branch specifically for F-droid releases, the Tinfoil-SMS project can be found on github at: https://github.com/tinfoilhat/tinfoil-sms
If anyone would like to contribute to the project please let us know and create an issue, we are willing to spend time walking contributors through the code and giving write access to the repository. AS well we are looking into possibly migrating everything over to gradle or some other build system so that it can easily be built from source.
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