Re: [dev] [proposal] Suckless Tox-Client as a Skype replacement

From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:48:55 +0100


On Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:48:55 +0100 FRIGN <> wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:09:14 +0100
> wrote:
> On topic, I would like to know how you would implement a chat client on
> the terminal. Dmitrij D. Czarkoff is all for a ii-like interface, but
> I'd be really glad to hear more opinions on that.
> > Right now, people more and more care about privacy. I think this is the
> > chance to push things like jitsi (and XMPP, SIP) because they indeed
> > offer this obvious advantage not present in the saturated environment
> > (Skype). I must admit, it became obvious to the masses only recently
> > and not as obvious as I wish, but still something happens.
> Well, that's a wish sadly. People like to claim they care about
> privacy, but don't want to miss out on their comfort.

I’m waiting for bitlbee implementing tox. We already have really good
IRC clients. Add video support to them using SDCC and you are set. All
of these problems have been there before. Reuse what’s being used –
the Unix philosophy.


Christoph Lohmann
Received on Mon Mar 24 2014 - 14:48:55 CET

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