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CMakeLists.txt Group chat now disabled for TelepathyQt version < 0.9.7. Aug 5, 2015
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Morse is a Qt-based Telegram connection manager for the Telepathy framework.


  • Contact list with first/last names
  • Contact avatars
  • Contact management (you can add/delete contact by its phone number)
  • Personal messaging (one to one)
  • User typing events
  • Message acknowledgment
  • Own presence (online, offline, hidden)
  • Loading unread messages on connect
  • DBus activation
  • Sessions (Means that you don't have to get confirmation code again and again)
  • Restoring connection on network problem

Experimental features:

  • Group chat (Enabled for TelepathyQt-0.9.7+)


  • CMake-2.8.12+ (required by TelepathyQt)
  • Qt4 or Qt5
  • TelepathyQt-0.9.6+
  • TelegramQt

Note: TelegramQt is not released yet. You can download (clone) it from

Note: In order to use Morse, you need to have a complementary Telepathy Client application, such as KDE-Telepathy or Empathy.


git clone


tar -xf telepathy-morse-0.1.0.tar.bz2

mkdir morse-build
cd morse-build
cmake ../telepathy-morse

Information about CMake build:

  • By default CMake looks for the Qt5 build. You can pass USE_QT4 option (-DUSE_QT4=true) to process Qt4 build.
  • Default installation prefix is /usr/local. Probably, you'll need to set CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX to /usr to make DBus activation works. (-DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr)
make -j4
make install

Known issues

  • Initial low-level encryption sometimes generates bad random values, which rarely can leads to “connection doesn’t work” issue.
  • Unable to send long messages (Missed TelegramQt gzip packing implementation; limit is about 400 characters; telegram protocol limitation is 4095 characters).
  • Authentication doesn't work on the Sailfish OS (show-stopper).


This application is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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