qTox - secure instant messaging

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Re: qTox 1.8.1

#31 Post by smaragdus » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:40 pm

I couldn't update the database entry properly because the x64 download link (https://build.tox.chat/view/qtox/job/qT ... elease.zip) does not fit the box (Download URL for 64-bit:).

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Re: qTox - secure instant messaging

#32 Post by __philippe » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:17 am

Terse workaround : https://tinyurl.com/ ...;-)

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Re: qTox - secure instant messaging

#33 Post by billon » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:29 pm

@Andrew Lee:

Looks like entries' DL links can't take more than 150 symbols. Can you increase it?

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Re: qTox

#34 Post by smaragdus » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:29 pm

@__philippe
Yes, the workaround you suggested would work but I do not use URL shorteners at this site because I do believe that here all the links should be transparent. Usually I only use URL shorteners with Twitter and when links look absolutely horrible and only when I send stuff to people who know me well and who trust me.

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I am not familiar with Jenkins but for a layman like me it looks like a real mess. Perhaps it is that just qTox uses Jenkins in a untidy way? Maybe SYSTEM can throw some light. I am sorry that qTox developers use the Releases Page only for the source code. There seems to be a newer version (1.9.0) of qTox but it doesn't seem to be a stable one.

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I tested uTox (version 0.15.0 released on 2017.04.23), it still cannot be made portable and compared to Isotoxin and qTox it looks poor. For me even Toxygen is better and the developer has promised that in the next version video calls will be finally supported.

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Re: qTox

#35 Post by SYSTEM » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:47 pm

smaragdus wrote: I am not familiar with Jenkins but for a layman like me it looks like a real mess. Perhaps it is that just qTox uses Jenkins in a untidy way? Maybe SYSTEM can throw some light.
I am familiar with Jenkins, and it's indeed supposed to look like that. Jenkins is intended for developers, not end users.

It is rare for open source projects to host the binaries ("artifacts" in Continuos Integration speak) directly in a CI system like Jenkins. Usually project members download the binaries from the CI and upload them somewhere else (like GitHub releases) where end users can then download them.

QTox developers have set up a redirect to the right URL, which is significantly shorter...

https://qtox-win.pkg.tox.chat/qtox/win3 ... d-portable

...but it hasn't been updated for 1.9.0.
smaragdus wrote: I am sorry that qTox developers use the Releases Page only for the source code. There seems to be a newer version (1.9.0) of qTox but it doesn't seem to be a stable one.
From what I can tell, 1.9.0 is stable since it's mentioned in GitHub releases.
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Re: qTox

#36 Post by smaragdus » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:08 pm

@SYSTEM

Thanks for the information you provided about Jenkins.

Updating the database entry of qTox is a pain. I downloaded from the stable branch the binaries (x86 & x86-64), the installers (x86 & x86-64) and ran the four of them- they are all version 1.8.1- version files also show the same version number. However the change log does not mention version 1.8.1 at all. All download links from the GitHub page point at version 1.8.1 and more- the download link for the x32 archive version results in HTTP ERROR 404. There is one major difference between the installer versions and the archive versions- "qtox-updater.exe" is not included in the latter and it is which shows that the latest version is 1.9.0, which is not available in the stable branch. For me this is a real mess. Trying to follow the qTox updates is cumbersome.

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Re: qTox - secure instant messaging

#37 Post by jtr8 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:51 pm

You can grab the 1.9.0 version here. Just download the nightly one.

I tested uTox (version 0.15.0 released on 2017.04.23), it still cannot be made portable
Start uTox as follows:

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uTox.exe --portable

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Re: qTox/uTox

#38 Post by smaragdus » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:43 am

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jtr8 wrote:You can grab the 1.9.0 version here. Just download the nightly one.

I tested uTox (version 0.15.0 released on 2017.04.23), it still cannot be made portable
Start uTox as follows:

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uTox.exe --portable
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Is version 1.9.0 nightly or stable?

Thank you for the start parameter you provided- I confirm that it works- settings saved in tox_save.tox and utox_save files inside Tox sub-folder in program folder. Before I tested uTox I searched both its website and its GitHub page but I didn't find any information how to run uTox in portable mode.

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Re: qTox - secure instant messaging

#39 Post by jtr8 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:11 am

@ smaragdus
Well, it seems by the looks of it that the 1.9 version has been released as stable on Linux only. The Windows version is beeing updated as Nightlies though.
It is serving me very well if you ask me. Just give it a whirl ;)

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Re: qTox - secure instant messaging

#40 Post by Andrew Lee » Mon May 01, 2017 8:34 pm

billon wrote:@Andrew Lee:

Looks like entries' DL links can't take more than 150 symbols. Can you increase it?
Done! Increased to 200.

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Re: qTox - secure instant messaging

#41 Post by jtr8 » Sun May 07, 2017 12:51 am

qTox version 1.9 has gone stable, you can get it here.

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Re: Tox specification

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Re: qTox - secure instant messaging

#43 Post by webfork » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:20 pm

So the entry downloads appear to be offline (thanks billon). I've added a note to the entry.

Also: https://github.com/qTox/qTox/issues/4916
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