Long time no blog

Hi there! It’s been a long time since I last wrote something on this blog, which reminds me how many things have happened in my life in the last year and a half.

As some of you might know, I’ve been working part-time for Collabora (on Empathy), helping fixing misc bugs and implementing nice things like file transfer, the accounts dialog user interface and the transition to the Mission Control 5 framework.

In the meanwhile I kept myself busy with my university and finally, last week, I took the last exam of my course! This means I’ll hopefully graduate on April :) Since November, I already started digging into my thesis, which will be aTelepathy implementation of the XTLS protocol, an end to end solution to crypt communication over XMPP.

In order for Telepathy to support channel encryption, some new interfaces need to be written. I drafted some proposals for this on the telepathy mailing list in the last few months, and I’m happy that Eitan Isaacson picked them up and turned them into something more concrete. In order to discuss with him and the rest of Collabora about the proposal, I’ll visit the Cambridge office at the end of the month, right in time to attend FOSDEM and the XMPP summit together with the Collabora gang.

After that, the items on my TODO list include:

  • draft a proof-of-concept implementation of the XTLS handshake into Wocky(I already started coding for this before I had to stop for my exams).
  • make sure the new Telepathy interfaces work fine in telepathy-glib
  • implement the interfaces into Gabble.

Hope to see you all in FOSDEM :)