Release date: 
Tuesday, 12 August, 2014



Authors/Port authors:

GoldBug is a secure instant messenger. With GoldBug, you can feel safe, your chat communications will be protected!

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as 7 ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

You can install the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install libc libcx libgcc1 libssp libstdc++6 libstdc++ libsupc++6 libsupc++ libgcc-fwd libqt4 libqt4-gui libqt4-webkit libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-sql-psql pthread openssl curl

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

GoldBug v. 0.17 (8/12/2014) Readme/What's new
0.17 (12/06/2014) 1. Increased name maximums. 2. Poptastic. Communications of the past. 3. The name field in friends_public_keys.db is now encrypted. Please adjust names. 4. Various tool tip corrections. 5. The chat inactivity timer should set an Away status if and only if the current status is Online. 6. If enabled, join a default Buzz channel when the user activates the kernel. 7. Removed translations that may interfere with functionality. 8. Use default optimization levels in the user interface project files. 9. Do not allow calling of temporary participants. 10. Do not allow generation of geminis for temporary participants. 11. Updated GeoIP header and library files for Windows. 12. Updated GeoIP.dat. 13. Include timestamps in status messages. Previous functionality will be disrupted. 14. Corrected use of qstrlen(). The function returns an unsigned integer. 15. Updated NTRU files with 4a47c952c250731177fc65547ba8a09c75013506. Please see 16. Ignore the SSL Control String for non-TCP neighbors. 17. Corrected flawed use of m_transport in The variable must be set before it's inspected.
GoldBug v. 0.16b (22/11/2014) Readme/What's new
0.16b (11/21/2014) 1. Increased buffer sizes for new installations. Existing installations must manually increase their buffer sizes. 2. Corrected the Resend widget's state. 3. Include expiry times in e-mail request messages. Previous functionality will be disrupted. 4. Updated NTRU files with 6e0c93312caac96e626f6622b4ef9b9758978309. Please see 5. Corrected the Adaptive Echo implementation with respect to StarBeam data. 6. Initialize NTRU's randomness machine before use. Cancel after use. 7. StarBeam data that is marked by an Adaptive Echo token will be echoed to properly-identified neighbors. The change partially disagrees with version 0.09.09's item #23. 8. OS/2 corrections. 9. Ability to set the SSL Control String on listeners and neighbors. 10. Correct flawed timer intervals in spoton_misc::correctSettingsContainer(). 11. Corrected errant timer in 12. Enable secure deletion on SQLite databases. 13. Corrected spoton_misc::purgeSignatureRelationships(). Residue entries will be removed. 14. Compress StarBeam data. Compression occurs before encryption. 15. Compress file attachments. Compression occurs before encryption. 16. Corrected saving of e-mail attachments that were enveloped by goldbugs. 17. Corrected the Reset widget's state in the file encryption tool.
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