A libpurple/Pidgin plugin for signald (signal, formerly textsecure).
signald is written by Finn Herzfeld.
An unofficial IRC channel exists on Libera.chat called
##purple-signald for those who use it.
Attention: As of September 2021, this plug-in is falling apart. I am annoyed by the number of protocol and API changes and I lack motivation keeping up with them.
If notifications for group chats are enabled, the colors of sender names will differ from those in the member list, see #69.
When used with Pidgin, the user must never close a group conversation window or incoming messages will get lost. Deferred messages (sent by others while offline) will always get lost.
- Receive messages
- Send messages
Additional features contributed by Hermann Kraus:
- Receive files
- Receive images
- Send images
- Receive buddy list from server
Note: When signald is being run as a system service, downloaded files may not be accessible directly to the user. Do not forget to add yourself to the
Additional features contributed by Torsten:
- Link with the master device
- Automatically start signald
Note: For automatically starting signald as a child proces,
signaldneeds to be in
- Group Avatars
Additional features contributed by Brett Kosinski:
- Support for group chats.
- Fine-grained attachment handling (for bitlbee).
- signald configuration (i.e. initial number registration)
- Deleting buddies from the server
- Updating contact details
- Contact colors
- Expiring messages
- Messages with quotes
UUIDs are used for local file access. If someone manages to forge UUIDs, bypassing all checks in Signal and signald, the wrong local files might be accessed, but I do not see that happening realistically.