Package Details: bluemail 1.137.2-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/bluemail.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: bluemail
Description: BlueMail is a free, secure, universal email app, capable of managing an unlimited number of mail accounts
Upstream URL: https://www.bluemail.me
Keywords: email
Licenses: custom
Submitter: alissonlauffer
Maintainer: alissonlauffer
Last Packager: alissonlauffer
Votes: 24
Popularity: 0.195404
First Submitted: 2020-05-06 20:46 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-07-08 19:13 (UTC)

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alissonlauffer commented on 2023-06-10 22:06 (UTC) (edited on 2023-06-10 22:09 (UTC) by alissonlauffer)

Well, I've just updated the package to use the latest version available in Snapcraft (1.136.30), and also hardcoded a workaround to the crash at startup in bluemail.sh, until the Electron version is updated.

But I have a warning: I personally don't recommend using this email client for now, because it uses a very old version of Electron (v13.3.0) which was released almost 2 years ago, and the developers of the application don't seem to care about the large number of CVEs of these old versions of Electron (I emailed them 9 months ago requesting an Electron update).

Also, because the version of Electron is old, there are many compatibility issues with newer libraries, such as even requiring the sandbox to be turned off (which is a very bad sign for security).

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alissonlauffer commented on 2023-07-05 20:08 (UTC)

@bjo The Snap repo version is more recent compared to the deb and rpm packages.

Also, the binaries of the snap, deb and rpm packages are the same, since it's just an Electron application after all (and Electron is usually prebuilt), and we're not pulling any Snap platform dependencies whatsoever.

bjo commented on 2023-07-05 18:09 (UTC)

Any reason for using the snap version instead of the deb version?

alissonlauffer commented on 2023-06-10 22:06 (UTC) (edited on 2023-06-10 22:09 (UTC) by alissonlauffer)

Well, I've just updated the package to use the latest version available in Snapcraft (1.136.30), and also hardcoded a workaround to the crash at startup in bluemail.sh, until the Electron version is updated.

But I have a warning: I personally don't recommend using this email client for now, because it uses a very old version of Electron (v13.3.0) which was released almost 2 years ago, and the developers of the application don't seem to care about the large number of CVEs of these old versions of Electron (I emailed them 9 months ago requesting an Electron update).

Also, because the version of Electron is old, there are many compatibility issues with newer libraries, such as even requiring the sandbox to be turned off (which is a very bad sign for security).

ditttt commented on 2023-06-03 02:23 (UTC)

the application exits itself

koray commented on 2023-03-19 12:36 (UTC)

I manually downloaded squashfs-tools-4.5.1-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst, installed via pacman, then tried to install bluemail with yay and it worked.

koray commented on 2023-03-19 12:21 (UTC) (edited on 2023-03-19 12:23 (UTC) by koray)

@alissonlauffer, I think there is a problem with squashfs-tools package itself. It tries to install 4.5.1-2 .Check below please;

sudo pacman -S squashfs-tools

[sudo] password for koray:

resolving dependencies...

looking for conflicting packages...

Package (1) New Version Net Change Download Size

extra/squashfs-tools 4.5.1-2 0,53 MiB 0,19 MiB

Total Download Size: 0,19 MiB Total Installed Size: 0,53 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] :: Retrieving packages... squashfs-tools-4.5.1-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst failed to download error: failed retrieving file 'squashfs-tools-4.5.1-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst' from mirror.ubrco.de : The requested URL returned error: 404 warning: failed to retrieve some files error: failed to commit transaction (failed to retrieve some files) Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

alissonlauffer commented on 2023-03-18 22:57 (UTC) (edited on 2023-03-18 22:58 (UTC) by alissonlauffer)

@koray you must update your packages first. the current squashfs-tools package version is 4.5.1-3, not 4.5.1-2.

koray commented on 2023-03-18 22:48 (UTC)

Can't get the dependency package while installing bluemail-1.135.3-1.

:: Retrieving packages... squashfs-tools-4.5.1-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst failed to download error: failed retrieving file 'squashfs-tools-4.5.1-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst' from mirror.ubrco.de : The requested URL returned error: 404

quaid111 commented on 2022-12-20 20:05 (UTC) (edited on 2022-12-20 20:07 (UTC) by quaid111)

The best email application by far.

If the application crashes at the splash screen, you may need to run bluemail --no-sandbox or add --no-sandbox to the application's arguments in your desktop environment.

Kastagirkurg commented on 2022-11-14 03:13 (UTC)

Great thx, for the update feels great not to depend upon snapd / apparomour again albeit. snapd works out of the (sand)box it's still unneeded ressources.