[messaging] First Pre-Release of coniks-go (0.1.0)

Marcela Melara melara at CS.Princeton.EDU
Mon Dec 5 11:17:03 PST 2016

Hi everyone,

We are happy to announce our first release of coniks-go, a re-implementation of CONIKS [1] in Golang:
https://github.com/coniks-sys/coniks-go/releases/tag/0.1.0 <https://github.com/coniks-sys/coniks-go/releases/tag/0.1.0>

This project started as a Google Summer of Code project in 2016 as a collaboration between the TorMessenger Project, Princeton University, and the EPFL with the goal of integrating CONIKS into Tor Messenger [1]. Coding-wise most heavy lifting was done by Huy [2] with the mentorship of Marcela [3], Arlo [3], and Ismail [3].

Although, coniks-go certainly still has some open issues and rough edges [4] we feel that now is a good time for a first release to get some early feedback from the community and potential collaborators on board.

Find the project’s code and further pointers to the (API) documentation [5] here:
https://github.com/coniks-sys/coniks-go <https://github.com/coniks-sys/coniks-go>

Feedback on the implementation is much appreciated. Feel free to comment and to ask questions here on the mailing list or directly open issues on Github [6].

For usage instructions please have a look at the project’s Readme [7].

To get an idea of the next steps for this project, we invite you to look at the project’s Github milestones [8] as well as our past developer meeting notes [9]. We also plan to continue working on a Tor Messenger integration.

Looking forward to your feedback,
The CONIKS team [10]

[1] https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-messenger-020b2-released <https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-messenger-020b2-released>
[2] https://twitter.com/Celeron633 <https://twitter.com/Celeron633>
[3] https://twitter.com/mas0mel <https://twitter.com/mas0mel>, https://twitter.com/arlolra <https://twitter.com/arlolra>, https://twitter.com/KreuzUQuer <https://twitter.com/KreuzUQuer>
[4] http://github.com/coniks-sys/coniks-go/issues <http://github.com/coniks-sys/coniks-go/issues>
[5] https://godoc.org/github.com/coniks-sys/coniks-go <https://godoc.org/github.com/coniks-sys/coniks-go>
[6] https://github.com/coniks-sys/coniks-go/issues/new <https://github.com/coniks-sys/coniks-go/issues/new>
[7] https://github.com/coniks-sys/coniks-go/blob/master/README.md <https://github.com/coniks-sys/coniks-go/blob/master/README.md>
[8] https://github.com/coniks-sys/coniks-go/milestones <https://github.com/coniks-sys/coniks-go/milestones>
[9] https://github.com/coniks-sys/coniks-go/wiki/Developer-Meeting-Notes <https://github.com/coniks-sys/coniks-go/wiki/Developer-Meeting-Notes>
[10] https://coniks.cs.princeton.edu/team.html <https://coniks.cs.princeton.edu/team.html>
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