Bug#762430: RFP: ricochet -- anonymous and serverless instant messaging

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Bug#762430: RFP: ricochet -- anonymous and serverless instant messaging

Petter Reinholdtsen

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* Package name    : ricochet
  Version         : n/a (git
  Upstream Author : Name <[hidden email]>
* URL             : github.com/ricochet-im/ricochet/
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : anonymous and serverless instant messaging

This tool is inspired by TorChat, and allow people and computers to talk
to each other using TOR hidden services, making it very hard to collect
metadata on who is talking to who, and what they are saying to each other.

This tools is covered in a Wired article available from
<URL: http://www.wired.com/2014/09/new-encrypted-chat-program-thwarts-nsa-eliminating-metadata/ >.

I tried building the source in Jessie, and the C++ code build just fine
with a dh-make made build framework, but I have not been able to get it
to run yet.  Probably some incorrect paths for the installed binary.

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Bug#762430: RFP: ricochet -- anonymous and serverless instant messaging

Petter Reinholdtsen
Gah, that initial email was sent a bit early by mistake.  Seocnd try,
this time with more complete information.

* Package name    : ricochet
  Version         : 1.0.4
  Upstream Author : John Brooks <john.brooks (at) dereferenced.net>
* URL             : https://github.com/ricochet-im/ricochet/
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : Anonymous and serverless instant messaging

Instant messaging client inspired by TorChat, allowing people and
computers to talk to each other using TOR hidden services.  It make it
very hard to collect metadata on who is talking to who, and what they
are saying to each other.

This tools is covered in a Wired article available from
<URL: http://www.wired.com/2014/09/new-encrypted-chat-program-thwarts-nsa-eliminating-metadata/ >.

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Petter Reinholdtsen


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Bug#762430: RFP: ricochet -- anonymous and serverless instant messaging

Petter Reinholdtsen
Control: retitle -1 RFP: ricochet-im -- anonymous and serverless instant messaging

The ricochet name is already taken.  I suspect ricochet-im is a better
name for Debian.

Here is a script to import the current upstream source releases into a
freshly created git repository, using git-import-orig --pristine-tar
to import the upstream tarball.

Is this a good way to create a git repo for the Debian packaging?

#!/bin/sh -e
versions="1.0.0 1.0.1 1.0.2 1.0.3 1.0.4"
for version in $versions ; do
  [ -e v$version.tar.gz ] || wget https://github.com/ricochet-im/ricochet/archive/v$version.tar.gz
done

mkdir ricochet-im
cd ricochet-im

git init
git remote add upstream-github https://github.com/ricochet-im/ricochet.git
git fetch upstream-github
for version in $versions ; do
  upstreamtag=$(git show v$version | awk '/^commit/ {print $2}')
  echo ricochet-im | git-import-orig --pristine-tar \
    --upstream-version=$version --upstream-vcs-tag=$upstreamtag \
    ../v$version.tar.gz
done

I'll probably upload to collab-maint unless someone else is interested
in maintaining this package in Debian.

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Bug#762430: RFP: ricochet -- anonymous and serverless instant messaging

أحمد المحمودي (Ahmed El-Mahmoudy)
Hello,

On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 06:10:17PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> I'll probably upload to collab-maint unless someone else is interested
> in maintaining this package in Debian.
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  I'm interested in packaging this software, have you done any work on
  it ? I didn't find a repo on collab-maint.


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Bug#762430: RFP: ricochet -- anonymous and serverless instant messaging

Petter Reinholdtsen
[أحمد المحمودي]
> I'm interested in packaging this software, have you done any work on
> it ? I didn't find a repo on collab-maint.

I got as far as running the script to create the git repo, but ran out
of time after this.  You can thus easily recreate my work, and I would
be happy if you took on yourself to package ricochet. :)

Do you need help with the packaging?  I might be able to find some time
to help out once in a while. :)

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Bug#762430: RFP: ricochet -- anonymous and serverless instant messaging

Petter Reinholdtsen

Hi.  Did you get any further with making a Debian package for ricochet?

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