Is Escargot actively developed for?


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Escargot used to get consistent fixes, support for frontends, and patches for supported clients implemented by valtron and a few other developers. Recently, however, the fixes and frontend support aren’t being delivered as consistently due to those developers not focusing on those aspects as much and valtron having his own issues to deal with, and client patching for supported frontends has been halted to a standstill due to the only reverse engineer on our team, tristanleboss, disappearing from the face of the internet without notice. This only leaves one active developer, walkingphasers (me).

At Escargot’s current state, development is unpredictable and will come whenever the two developers have time to add in fixes or support for new frontends. However, since Escargot’s source code is publicly available as a GitLab repository, you can join as a developer and help speed up the process, not just with the server itself but with testing and patching clients that Escargot supports. Patching clients that require it on the low-level side of things would be helpful with more people specialized in reverse-engineering, which we really need for our current situation with MSN post-8.5, which involves an incompatibility with the data we return to the client after authentication. No matter what you specialize in, you could be very helpful in our frontend endeavors. All it takes is visiting our repository and requesting developer access.