I'm sorry for getting your hopes up.
Nope, we're not dead. I was just busy
slacking off adding new features to Tox.
Speaking of adding features to Tox, here are the major new features since the last post...
- Group chats (text only)! If you want to test them in an actual group, see below...
- File transfers!
- Audio/Video (one to one only, and not encrypted)!
And unofficially... a GUI client that looks like the mockup on our front page has been created. Grab it here (Linux/Windows, maybe OS X): https://github.com/naxuroqa/Venom
Regarding group chats...
Where's the public group chat?
To join the public group chat, add GroupBot (56A1ADE4B65B86BCD51CC73E2CD4E542179F47959FE3E0E21B4B0ACDADE5185520B3E6FC5D64) and send it the message "invite". You'll get an invitation to join the public group chat.
Can I make my own group chat?
Absolutely. How you do it depends on your client, though. (In Toxic: use the command /groupchat, in Poison: click the plus in the lower left of the window)
Also, follow @ProjectTox for quicker status updates. Just look how long it took for us to get this blog post up!