Package Details: franz-bin 4.0.4-5

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: franz-bin
Description: Franz is a free messaging app / former Emperor of Austria and combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype and many more.
Upstream URL:
Keywords: ChatWork DingTalk Discord Flowdock Gitter Grape GroupMe Hangouts HipChat Mattermost Messenger MySMS Rocket.Chat Skype Slack Steam Telegram TweetDeck WeChat WhatsApp
Licenses: MIT, ISC, custom:github
Submitter: Hering
Maintainer: Hering (Androm)
Last Packager: Hering
Votes: 72
Popularity: 16.196136
First Submitted: 2016-09-10 10:11
Last Updated: 2017-01-23 08:51

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Hering commented on 2017-01-23 08:54

@FichteFoll: Sorry just saw the comment. Updated it.

FichteFoll commented on 2017-01-10 20:13

The repository url changed to

moosethemucha commented on 2016-10-26 12:07

I'm unable to get any services to work other than facebook messenger. No other service plugins will load. Where can I find the logs? I am able to get other apps to work that use similar protocols ghetto-skype, skypeforlinux-bin, skype-electron.

Hering commented on 2016-10-12 07:39

@renodesper: There is one under /usr/share/pixmaps/franz.png which is used for the desktop symbol. The one used by the application itself is buried inside the binary.
They dont seem to use the new kde-icon standard so for some users it gets displayed weird (for some though it doesn't).

@caotic: Thats a kinda known problem. Unfortunately the easiest solution would be to do a pacman -Rns franz-bin and make sure everything got really removed then do a reinstall. I reported it upstream like a week ago but still waiting for a reply.

renodesper commented on 2016-10-12 07:30

Where is franz tray icon located?
I use Plasma and franz only shows black square in the tray.
Found the icon in /usr/share/pixmaps/franz.png.
Is the location wrong?

caotic commented on 2016-10-10 21:11

Every time I reboot, franz "forgets" all configured protocols. It started when I added one tab for gitter. Franz didn't include that tab after reboot. After 2 or 3 days I decided to delete ~/.config/Franz and ~/.cache/franz ( can't remember if it was capitalized ).

Now every time It starts I have to configure everything. This quite defeats the purpose of the package for me.

Perhaps I did something that prevent's franz to access storage ? Can't find any kind of log files to troubleshoot this.

kprkpr commented on 2016-09-28 21:52

I think it needs to have a conflicts with Franz, for the old aur package (it now doesn't exists, but until last week yes)

edgard commented on 2016-09-16 04:38

Is it possible to rename the launcher/icons to "franz" instead of "franz-bin"? This is breaking themes.

Hering commented on 2016-09-12 16:09

@lukeab: it should be fixed by now :)

@gdonval.. honestly this is getting annoying. Did you even read the stuff on your own link?
As I said before all license file of every single framework being used is included.
Also as in your own source stated:
"I had the task of going through this a few weeks ago in order to provide our legal team with the technical details on how Electron supports proprietary codecs.[...] A bit more digging and I couldn't find any GPL licensed code in a built checkout of libchromiumcontent. I then clocked that libx264 is for Encoding, not decoding - hence the separate nature of the --enable-libx264 flag."

"3. GPL licensed code in FFmpeg
FFmpeg can be configured to use GPL licensed code, but it is not
configured that way in Chromium."

So I would recommend to leave this to the devs. I would say I did my work by asking them myself as well as verifying the different licenses. If you want to know more then please use my contact here or ask them yourself directly so it won't spam things here.

Oh and I do agree with you that it would be indeed nicer to use system libraries yes, but since both ways are okay I will leave it as it is for now and when I got time I will have a look into this. But you are also always welcome to create a pull request in my repository where I host this package then I will merge it. But as I said for now I consider it a may-have and not a must-have.

gdonval commented on 2016-09-12 15:27

And another thing his lawyer may think about twice:

and it so happens that the provided version of FFmpeg seems to be compiled with libx264 making Franz GPL.

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