Fernschreiber (Jolla Phone and older SFOS versions only!)

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This is for the Jolla Phone (SFOS 3) only!

(And maybe other phones that can't update to the latest SFOS version)

Fernschreiber is a Telegram client for Salifish OS

Fernschreiber (German for teleprinter, teletypewriter, teletype or TTY) connects you with the Telegram network. It's still in an early development phase, but it already supports many of the most popular features such as:

  • Chat list in order of last received message
  • Two-step authentication
  • Read standard text messages, pictures, videos. animated GIFs, animated and non-animated stickers, voice notes, locations, venues, polls and documents
  • Displays web page previews
  • Send text messages, stickers, reply to messages, attachments: images, videos, documents, polls, voice notes, locations (yes, more to come ;))
  • Edit messages
  • Delete messages
  • Search chats and messages
  • Display sent/read state of messages
  • Notifications
  • Contact support and device contacts synchronization
  • Secret chats
  • Mute/unmute chats
  • Join/leave chats
  • Pinned messages
  • Forward messages
  • Chat information page
  • @-mentioning support, use @<username> in the message field to search!
  • Easy emoji selection, use :<keyword> in the new message field to search for them!
  • Open chat from external link (integration in Sailfish OS open-with menu)
  • A lot of eye candy (yes, you get the complete set of emojis for example) ;)

Have fun with Fernschreiber!

Issues and Feature Requests

Known bugs/issues and feature requests are available at https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-fernschreiber/issues. In case you would like to report a bug or post a feature request, please do it there. Be sure to explain the bug or feature request in detail, that makes it easier to sort and prioritize.

Open Source and Contribution

Feedback about Fernschreiber is always appreciated (good, bad, improvement/feature ideas etc.). 

You can contribute with a translation, a new feature or even a bugfix. The sources are on GitHub at https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-fernschreiber. Please acknowledge the GNU GPLv3 before contributing/forking. Thanks to all new and especially to the existing contributors!

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0.13

  • Update to TDLib 1.8 - let's see if everything still works ;)
  • Fix: Forward message to channels - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Message reference issues in repplies - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Don't load message with zero IDs - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Avoid repeated sticker set loading
  • Updated translations for French, Polish, Russian, Swedish - thanks to all contributors

0.12

  • Add option to delete private chat
  • Improve chat search performance - thanks to monich
  • Improve message forwarding - thanks to monich
  • Handle external links better for individual messages
  • Full support for sponsored messages (yes, that's required before January 1, 2022)
  • Move session and logout options from about to settings page - thanks to nephros
  • Remove short texts for stickers and animated emojis - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Display chat members correctly again after TDLib update
  • Fix: Long tap on reply-to headers finally opens context menu - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Apply "show stickers as images" setting to animated emojis - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Don't save draft for chats with deleted users
  • Fix: Hide appearance settings that are not applicable - thanks to monich
  • Fix: Less memory consumption for stickers after TDLib upgrade - thanks to monich
  • Updated translations for Polish, Spanish, Swedish - thanks to atlochowski, carlosgonz0, eson57

0.11

  • Update to TDLib 1.7.9 - bring Fernschreiber back to life
  • Support for animated emoji
  • Preliminary support for sponsored messages - mandatory after January 1, 2022
  • Use larger font for settings section headers - thanks to monich
  • Hide "Extra options..." context menu item if it's not needed - thanks to monich
  • Updated translation for Spanish - thanks to carlosgonz0

0.10.1

  • Fix: Startup wasn't possible on fresh SFOS installation (thanks to Jolla Harbour QA!)
  • Fix: New open-with handling created duplicate browser shortcuts
  • Open-with support on SFOS 4.2 is (again) a workaround. SFOS 4.3 seems to behave much better...
  • Updated translations for Polish - thanks to atlochowski

0.10

  • Support for SFOS 4.3 on armv7hl and i486
  • New settings accordion - thanks to jgibbon and monich
  • Fix open-with issues with browser and Fernschreiber on SFOS 4.2 and later
  • Fix: No 'Recently used' section if there are no stickers
  • Use generic app booster, fixes some crashes related to animated stickers - thanks to monich
  • New translation to French - thanks to pherjung and nbourdais
  • Updated translations for Polish, Russian, Slovak, Swedish - thanks to all contributors