Desktop Qt based XMPP messenger
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Squawk 0.2.0 (Unreleased)

Bug fixes

  • carbon copies switches on again after reconnection
  • requesting the history of the current chat after reconnection
  • global availability (in drop down list) gets restored after reconnection
  • status icon in active chat changes when presence of the pen pal changes


  • slightly reduced the traffic on the startup by not requesting history of all MUCs

Squawk 0.1.5 (Jul 29, 2020)

Bug fixes

  • error with sending attached files to the conference
  • error with building on lower versions of QXmpp
  • error on the first access to the conference database
  • quit now actually quits the app
  • history in MUC now works properly and requests messages from server
  • error with handling non lower cased JIDs
  • some workaround upon reconnection

Squawk 0.1.4 (Apr 14, 2020)

New features

  • message line now is in the same window with roster (new window dialog is still able to opened on context menu)
  • several new ways to manage your account password:
    • store it in plain text with the config (like it always was)
    • store it in config jammed (local hashing with the constant seed, not secure at all but might look like it is)
    • ask the account password on each program launch
    • store it in KWallet which is dynamically loaded
  • dragging into conversation now attach files

Bug fixes

  • never updating MUC avatars now get updated
  • going offline related segfault fix
  • statuses now behave better: they wrap if they don't fit, you can select them, you can follow links from there
  • messages and statuses don't loose content if you use < ore > symbols
  • now avatars of those who are not in the MUC right now but was also display next to the message
  • fix crash on attempt to attach the same file for the second time

Squawk 0.1.3 (Mar 31, 2020)

New features

  • delivery states for the messages
  • delivery receipts now work for real
  • avatars in conferences
  • edited messages now display correctly
  • restyling to get better look with different desktop themes

Bug fixes

  • clickable links now detects better
  • fixed lost messages that came with no ID
  • avatar related fixes
  • message carbons now get turned on only if the server supports them
  • progress spinner fix
  • files in dialog now have better comment

Squawk 0.1.2 (Dec 25, 2019)

New features

  • icons in roster for conferences
  • pal avatar in dialog window
  • avatars next to every message in dialog windows (not in conferences yet)
  • roster window position and size now are stored in config
  • expanded accounts and groups are stored in config
  • availability (from top combobox) now is stored in config

Bug fixes

  • segfault when sending more then one attached file
  • wrong path and name of saving file
  • wrong message syntax when attaching file and writing text in the save message
  • problem with links highlighting in dialog
  • project building fixes

Squawk 0.1.1 (Nov 16, 2019)

A lot of bug fixes, memory leaks fixes

New features

  • exchange files via HTTP File Upload
  • download VCards of your contacts
  • upload your VCard with information about your contact phones email addresses, names, career information and avatar
  • avatars of your contacts in roster and in notifications

Squawk 0.0.5 (Oct 10, 2019)


  • chat directly
  • have multiple accounts
  • add contacts
  • remove contacts
  • assign contact to different groups
  • chat in MUCs
  • join MUCs, leave them, keep them subscribed or unsubscribed
  • download attachmets
  • local history
  • desktop notifications of new messages