Package Details: boostnote 0.16.1-4

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Package Base: boostnote
Description: Open source note-taking app for programmers
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Keywords: electron productivity
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: rokt33r
Maintainer: clone1612
Last Packager: clone1612
Votes: 61
Popularity: 0.32
First Submitted: 2016-04-11 13:01
Last Updated: 2020-10-31 08:43

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clone1612 commented on 2020-10-31 09:02

Due to the many issues people have been experiencing the package is now using electron v4, as that's the most recent version supported by the application.

The incompatibility issues with more recent versions run much much deeper, beyond what some simple patches can fix.

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jetm commented on 2019-11-15 16:39

The new tag is now up:

clone1612 commented on 2019-10-17 06:39

Package can only be updated when the release is tagged on the main repo (

clone1612 commented on 2019-07-11 08:02

Package was update to v0.11.17 as the authors finally tagged the release on the main git repository.

clone1612 commented on 2019-07-04 08:44

I've created a patch for Electron 5 compatibility which fixed part of the issue but the package still isn't working. The problem seems to run deeper.

As I'm wrapping up my studies and moving to work soon I just don't have the time, especially considering the fact that the authors don't really update their dependencies leading to more and more issues that need to be patched to keep the package up and running.

EDIT: The second issue seems to be related to NPM. As Boostnote officially utilizes Yarn the package was updated to also utilize it. The most important aspect is to get the package up and running again, which should be the case now (fully compatible with Electron v5.x) and when I have time I'll investigate the deeper issues and submit some PRs upstream if possible. I've adopted the package again :)

NicoHood commented on 2019-07-03 15:18

Any reason why you disowned the package?

clone1612 commented on 2019-07-03 12:40

@hiciu I'm indeed experiencing the same problems. The main issue is that the project itself is officially still using Electron 3.x with me implementing a patch for 4.X support (which has not yet been merged upstream). I'll look into the breaking changes for 5.x and see if a patch can be made.

hiciu commented on 2019-07-03 11:52

Anyone having troubles with starting boostnote after electron 4.1.4-1 -> 5.0.6-1 upgrade?

[2019-06-29 13:59] [ALPM] upgraded electron (4.1.4-1 -> 5.0.6-1)
[2019-06-29 13:59] [ALPM] installed electron4 (4.2.5-1)

For me it hangs on the screen with logo and spinner, with few "ReferenceError: require is not defined" messages in the developer tools.

clone1612 commented on 2019-04-17 07:18

@jimbojim I've tested the package through a regular install and clean build with both working without any issues. Looking at the error it also doesn't seem related to the package, but more likely with your local install. If the issue persists you might find more luck posting it on the Arch forums.

jimbojim commented on 2019-04-16 21:04

This is failing to build for me:

693 error Error while executing: 3693 error /usr/bin/git ls-remote -h -t git:// 3693 error 3693 error fatal: unable to connect to 3693 error[0:]: errno=Connection refused 3693 error[1:]: errno=Connection refused 3693 error 3693 error 3693 error exited with error code: 128 3694 verbose exit [ 1, true ]

clone1612 commented on 2019-04-14 08:28

@SirJson Thanks for that patch! It took a bit longer to fix the package as it's not compatible with Electron 4 (currently available in the Arch repo's) so I had to fix that too. Everything should now be fixed with these patches, let me know if you experience any additional/new issues.