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Cwtch 1.14

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Sarah Jamie Lewis

Cwtch 1.14 is now available for download!

Cwtch is a communication application (and associated libraries) that uses Tor v3 Onion Services to establish surveillance resistant channels between people. Cwtch has been designed to be secure, private, and resilient.

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In This Release

We have made many changes to Cwtch themeing in 1.14, including new Custom Themes

A special thanks to the amazing volunteer translators and testers who made this release possible.

  • New Features:
    • Custom Themes - You can now load custom themes into Cwtch.
    • Message View Backgrounds - This release contains the first support for (optional) background images in the message view. Future releases will allow per-conversation images.
  • Bug Fixes / Improvements:
    • Fixed tor connectivity in newer Tails releases
    • Fixes in the Retry Plugin for better managing of a large number of contacts
    • Several UX improvements for font scaling, and styling
    • Fixed Android File Sharing Bug which prevent downloads of non-previewed files.
    • Fixed Android File Sharing Bug that resulted in a UI reset triggered by a rate race condition between reconnection and new message arriving
    • Split Settings Pane into multiple tabs for easier navigation of options
    • Fixed contact row date time/localization inconsistency
    • Fixed contact row issue where LANG wasn't set on some linux systems
    • libCwtch now support older Mac releases (min 10.12)
    • Updates images and descriptions in the Windows Installer
  • Accessibility / UX:
    • Core translations for Brazilian Portuguese, Danish , Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian , Romanian , Russian, Polish, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, and Welsh
    • Partial translations for Korean (41%), Japanese (26%), , Luxembourgish (19%), Greek (15%), Uzbek (9%), and Portuguese (5%)
    • Theme Refresh - Many small adjustments to existing themes to make them more accessible

Reproducible Bindings

Cwtch 1.14 is based on libCwtch version libCwtch-autobindings-2024-02-12-11-04-v0.0.12. The repliqate scripts to reproduce these bindings from source can be found at

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