WeeChat script for Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging
Please note: This script makes every effort to securely provide OTR Messaging in WeeChat but offers no guarantee. Please report any security problems you find.
Testing and security auditing are appreciated.
This script requires Weechat 0.4.2 or later and the Pure Python OTR package to be installed with one of the following methods:
pip install --upgrade --user python-potr
If this fails, read Requirements for building Pure Python OTR below.
yaourt -S python2-potr
Debian based systems:
sudo apt-get install python-potr
The latest release version of WeeChat OTR can be found in the WeeChat scripts repository. To install from within WeeChat:
/script install otr.py
To install manually, download
weechat_otr.py from GitHub and save it in
~/.weechat/python. Then either symlink it into
/python load weechat_otr.py
If you are using an official release of the script, it is a good idea to verify the signature.
Requirements for building Pure Python OTR
If python-potr fails to install, you are probably missing some packages. To install all the requirements on a Debian/Ubuntu system, run
sudo apt-get install python-pip python-wheel build-essential python-dev
Or on Arch run
sudo pacman --needed -S python2-pip python2-wheel python2-keyring base-devel
Buffer Local Variables
The script will set the following buffer local variables:
localvar_set_otr_encrypted- whether the buffer is OTR encrypted (true or false)
localvar_set_otr_authenticated- whether the buffer is OTR authenticated (true or false)
localvar_set_otr_logged- whether the buffer is logged (true or false)
These match what is shown in the status bar and can be used by remote interfaces via the WeeChat relay protocol or by other scripts.
#weechat-otr on Freenode
Thanks to Kjell Braden for the Pure Python OTR library and the Gajim Python plugin which was used as a reference.