Note: support for more distros is coming soon. Experienced package maintainers wanted. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
For distributions utilising the deb package format, you'll need to run the following commands to add our repository.
Please note that only Debian (8/Jessie, 9/Stretch and Sid) and Ubuntu (16.04/Xenial and 16.10/Yakkety) are officially supported. If your distribution is not supported, you can find compilation instructions in client repositories.
For stable client releases, use the following commands:
If you have an issue with Tox and you installed Tox using an AUR package, please compile that package from source before filing a bug report. If the issue appears to be on the Arch maintainer's side (eg: compiles from source fine, but the PKGBUILD fails), please contact the package maintainer and let them know!
This page contains links to the most recently built binaries for each Tox client. Keep in mind that these clients are alpha software under heavy development, and are probably not ready for day-to-day use. Because of how significantly the code is still changing, a professional audit hasn't yet been started. You will probably run into various usability bugs, and may even encounter dangerous security vulnerabilities.
That having been said, hundreds of people around the world have devoted time, effort, and resources to the project in an effort to make Tox as secure as possible. While open source projects are not immune to serious longstanding security vulnerabilities, their threat is greatly reduced, as the code is open for anyone to review. Over time, as Tox gets closer to being stable, a proper security audit will be conducted, and the code will be checked thoroughly for any possible security concerns.
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This is where you tell your friends how awesome Tox is.
(These are all manual sharing links, no creepy tracking widgets.)
Tweet your friends:
Tired of worrying if someone's reading your conversations? Ditch Skype and other unsafe chat programs for #tox!
Whether it's corporations or governments, there's just too much digital spying going on today. Tox is easy-to-use software that connects you with friends and family without anyone else listening in. While other big-name services require you to pay for features, Tox is totally free and comes without advertising — forever.
irungentoo/toxcore is the original Toxcore. This repository is not active because any change to Toxcore should be first reviewed and approved by irungentoo, as he is the only one who can merge changes, but irungentoo has been very busy lately and unable to find time to work on Toxcore. He only finds time to fix bugs in Toxcore. Also, this is the Toxcore most clients currently use, although not for long, as most clients are in the process of switching to TokTok/c-toxcore.
TokTok/c-toxcore is a fork of the original irungentoo/toxcore. Toxcore developer, irungentoo, has been very busy lately and unable to find time to work on Toxcore. Because any change to Toxcore should be first reviewed and approved by irungentoo, as he is the only one who can merge changes, Toxcore development has been stalled for some time now. To get around this, a non-hostile Toxcore fork was created where the development is currently ongoing.