Support encryption, file transfer and groups for XMPP/Jabber

I consider XMPP/Jabber integration in SFOS a real plus and a great way to avoid being sucked into WhatsApp. However, there are 3 features that should be supported OOTB to make XMPP/Jabber a real alternative:

  1. end-to-end encryption (OMEMO if possible)
  2. sharing of media files
  3. group support.

I know, some of those features can be ‘retrofitted’ by installing corresponding packages like telepathy-gabble-plus, but let’s be honest: that’s not an alternative for “non-nerd users” :wink:. And: I don’t like the idea of uninstalling and re-installing packages with every OS update too much.


Adding XMPP users from SailfishOS’ own GUI should be part of this (see comments at bug report XMPP no longer works), because that’s a really basic feature, that’s definitely missing!