[OTR-dev] [RELEASE] irssi-otr 1.0.0-alpha1

Paul Wouters paul at cypherpunks.ca
Mon Dec 3 14:53:32 EST 2012

On Mon, 3 Dec 2012, David Goulet wrote:

>>> https://github.com/cryptodotis/irssi-otr

>> How does this relate to http://irssi-otr.tuxfamily.org/
> It's a forked and now a huge refactoring.
> We had a *lot* of trouble getting in touched with Uli. He reappeared
> three or four months ago saying he still wants to maintain the project
> but "disappeared" again and we did not heard from him either on IRC or
> by mail.
> It's nothing against his project but the forked here came after having
> trouble with the code, build system and maintainer ship so we decided
> to fork it, enhanced it and move it on the cryptodot.is github to
> build an open source community around it stimulated by cryptodotis. :)

It does. My confusion was that the tuxfamily one claims it is not only
for irssi but also xchat, bitlbee, etc. So if that is still the case,
then irssi-otr is not the best name for the software. On top of that,
the fedora "irssi-otr" package comes from the source package "irc-otr",
so that confused me further. But now I see that it links to:


Perhaps coming up with a totally new name would be better for everyone?

paul at bofh:/vol/home/paul$ grep otr /usr/share/dict/words  | wc -l

plenty of choice for puns and jokes :)


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