Package Details: franz 1:5.0.1-2

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Package Base: franz
Description: Free messaging app for services like WhatsApp, Slack, Messenger and many more.
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Licenses: Apache
Submitter: 314eter
Maintainer: ItachiSan
Last Packager: ItachiSan
Votes: 134
Popularity: 0.392863
First Submitted: 2017-10-26 11:34
Last Updated: 2019-04-04 21:30

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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.

Anonymous comment 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.

Anonymous comment 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.

gdonval commented on 2016-09-12 15:13

@Hering: then do as you please. Just make sure his lawyer really does understand what a "copyright notice" is and also make sure that he actually read the MIT license text at least once, which I copied here just in case:

Copyright (C) [year] [copyright holders]

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

Because as it is now, your package does not comply (I repeat, you copied the wrong LICENSE file in your PKGBUILD) and as far as I can tell neither does the original developer.

Anonymous comment on 2016-09-12 12:14

@lukeab: Yes, sorry this wasn't supposed to be. It will be fixed shortly.

@gdonval: Androm didnt take over, I asked him to help me bring the updates as quickly as possible.
Now to your "problems":
1. All relevant license files ARE provided. According to the AUR standards I install the license file to /usr/share/licenses/franz-bin NOT replacing the one provided by the developers. This is done to give the developers a chance to place their own one there. BUT as I said all relevant license files are included. The things with ffmpeg etc which you stated before do not apply here because the developers use the electron framework which is released under the MIT license and they work closely with nodejs together. Also they do include these libraries so franz did everything right by releasing their software under MIT as well and they do provide the licenses of electron and all the others needed. This was discussed with the developers as well.
2. Yes it is allowed but since I filed the deletion request of the other package after I created this new one I did so to allow both to be installed.
3. Most software in my /opt/ path does this including most major development platforms. Also as stated in (1) it is not franz including these libs themselves but the used framework (electron).

So in short this package is legal and everything was controlled by a lawyer from the franz developers so you do not have to worry about. And by the way your deletion request last time didn't succeed either but it was deleted after I requested one for being a duplicate of this new one.