Projects / TorChat


TorChat is a peer-to-peer instant messenger with a completely decentralized design, built on top of Tor's location hidden services, giving you extremely strong anonymity. It is very easy to use, and doesn't need to be installed or configured on Windows systems.

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Last announcement

I am going to remove TorChat from the freshmeat listing 16 Dec 2010 16:05

I am not longer updating this listing here at freshmeat, instead all project updates will be announced directly on my project homepage. It is completely impossible for me to keep track of all the 3rd party software listers who will always list only outdated versions and I cannot waste my my time updating and notifying them all whenever I make a new release. It has come completely out of control. I would not have time to do anything else anymore. As soon as I have found out how to delete this freshmeat account I will do it and I will also try to have it removed and blacklisted anywhere else. The only official place from now on is the project homepage at googlecode. btw, there is a new version

Recent releases

  •  30 May 2008 23:37

    Release Notes: This is the first version that has a working Debian installer and works without configuration out of the box on Linux systems. It has support for multiple profiles (identities), and portable mode now is principally possible on Linux too. File transfers can be initiated by simply dragging a file into the chat window, some minor bugs have been fixed, and a Polish translation has been added.

    •  19 May 2008 17:19

      Release Notes: This version has support for translations of the user interface. A complete German and partial French and Dutch translations are included. There is now a user-friendly configuration dialog for the settings in torchat.ini. The temporary folder for incoming files is no longer by default the system temp folder on the computer's hard drive when running in portable mode.

      •  06 May 2008 20:24

        Release Notes: Incoming messages can now be configured to open in the background instead of popping up on the desktop. The task bar icon will flash and a list of unread message windows will be in its menu. The annoying flickering of the buddy list that was introduced in the last version has been fixed. All windows now show their own ID in their title bar, which is useful when running more than one instance.

        •  05 May 2008 13:35

          Release Notes: This version has a protocol change which is not backwards compatible, so it is recommended to update to and stop using any older version. The new version features pseudo-offline messages. The process of adding and removing buddies from the list has been improved. Many bugs have been fixed, including a critical one that could have led to a possible DoS attack.

          •  21 Apr 2008 20:44

            Release Notes: This version implements notification popups on incoming messages. File transfer has been improved and will automatically recover from any connection breakdown during the transfer.


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