Package Details: openboard 1.5.2-1

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Package Base: openboard
Description: Interactive whiteboard software for schools and universities
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Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: fsiegert
Maintainer: fsiegert
Last Packager: fsiegert
Votes: 10
Popularity: 1.263340
First Submitted: 2016-12-06 14:42
Last Updated: 2019-01-24 17:30

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chilledfrogs commented on 2019-02-07 18:34

I'm still having the exact same crash on launch, could anyone please help me? I have no idea even where to start...

postblue commented on 2019-01-25 08:33

I just went through the update to 1.5.2. I noticed that /usr/share/applications/openboard.desktop appears to be a broken symlink to a file in the building directory (using pikaur, I would have to try with makepkg as I don't see where this behaviour might come from reading the PKGBUILD).

postblue commented on 2018-12-27 03:05

There is a problem with the handling of i18n. Using GNOME, my locale is fr_FR (UTF8) and I set App/PreferredLanguage=fr in .local/share/OpenBoard/OpenBoardUser.config. I first thought the locale file was not found, but I found out by opening the .deb that the .ts files in /opt/openboard/i18n should be .qm ones. Is it possible that the translation files are not compiled?

chilledfrogs commented on 2018-12-24 18:53

Really sorry to bother, but this package still fails on launch for me and I really have no clue why. When I launch it from the terminal, here is the output (before promptly crashing):

sAppSettings location:  "/opt/openboard/etc/openboard.config"
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
free(): invalid pointer

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I was hoping the latest build would fix it but no dice...

fsiegert commented on 2018-12-16 22:39

Thanks @madprog, I have added this patch, and taken the opportunity to update the package to version 1.5.1.

Best, Frank

madprog commented on 2018-12-16 12:29

I needed to apply this patch to have a successful compilation. It looks like the last qt5-webkit moved the QtWebKit/QWebView header to QtWebKitWidgets/QWebView.

Please use and amend this patch at will ;)

(For some reason, urls are changed to <urls> in the markup)

commit d4e03ce21870c0ac6d09afeca0653a442414190b (HEAD -> master)
Author: Paul Morelle <>
Date:   Sun Dec 16 13:13:03 2018 +0100

    qt5-webkit moved QWebKit/QWebView to QWebKitWidgets

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index [`921e81d`]( 100644
@@ -11,11 +11,13 @@ source=("<>$pkgver.tar.gz"
+        qwebkit.patch
+         'ce18e13a42c371232d092fd47a1022fc'

 prepare() {
@@ -25,6 +27,7 @@ prepare() {
   cd $srcdir/OpenBoard-$pkgver
   patch -p1 < $srcdir/ssl10.patch
   patch -p1 < $srcdir/qchar.patch
+  patch -p1 < $srcdir/qwebkit.patch

 build() {
diff --git a/qwebkit.patch b/qwebkit.patch
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..0bf6e6a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/qwebkit.patch
@@ -0,0 +1,12 @@
+diff -u -ubr a/resources/forms/trapFlash.ui b/resources/forms/trapFlash.ui
+--- a/resources/forms/trapFlash.ui     2017-05-09 15:59:42.177965830 +0200
++++ b/resources/forms/trapFlash.ui     2017-05-09 16:00:08.547747097 +0200
+@@ -113,7 +113,7 @@
+   <customwidget>
+    <class>QWebView</class>
+    <extends>QWidget</extends>
+-   <header>QtWebKit/QWebView</header>
++   <header>QtWebKitWidgets/QWebView</header>
+   </customwidget>
+  </customwidgets>
+  <resources/>

fsiegert commented on 2018-06-01 11:30

@mgisbers Thanks, this dependency is added now. Can you let me know if it still doesn't work?

mgisbers commented on 2018-06-01 11:06

Seems like it needs sdl as dependency:

[...] /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lSDL collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status make[1]: *** [Makefile.Release:1323: build/linux/release/product/OpenBoard] Error 1 [...]

fsiegert commented on 2018-05-21 08:16

@kbk Thanks, this dependency is added now.

kbk commented on 2018-05-21 06:31


There is an extra dependency for openboard 1.4.0-1: