Package Details: rambox-bin 0.8.0-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/rambox-bin.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: rambox-bin
Description: Free and Open Source messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.
Upstream URL: http://rambox.pro/
Keywords: chat franz messenger skype slack whatsapp
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: rambox
Provides: rambox
Submitter: janek
Maintainer: janek
Last Packager: janek
Votes: 112
Popularity: 0.011831
First Submitted: 2016-07-02 10:51 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-04-22 12:58 (UTC)

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janek commented on 2022-07-12 21:10 (UTC) (edited on 2022-07-24 12:06 (UTC) by janek)

As others have written, this is unfortunately the last OSS version of Rambox.
OSS alternatives:

Ferdium has very active development. It's based on Franz which is was stable fork of the open source version of Franz.
Hamsket is based on an older version of Rambox OSS.

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janek commented on 2022-07-12 21:10 (UTC) (edited on 2022-07-24 12:06 (UTC) by janek)

As others have written, this is unfortunately the last OSS version of Rambox.
OSS alternatives:

Ferdium has very active development. It's based on Franz which is was stable fork of the open source version of Franz.
Hamsket is based on an older version of Rambox OSS.

diogobaeder commented on 2022-04-25 12:48 (UTC)

@kungfu thank you so much! :-)

kungfu commented on 2022-04-25 12:42 (UTC)

Just in case this is helpful for anybody... Since Rambox moved to a "freemium" model, or has discontinued the OSS... you can switch to hamsket here: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/hamsket-bin

It is a fork of the OSS Rambox.

dominikzogg commented on 2022-04-22 05:45 (UTC)

This is the last update, they stopped the OSS version, sadly.

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index cfeaf8c..26d165a 100644
--- a/PKGBUILD
+++ b/PKGBUILD
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@

 pkgname=rambox-bin
 _pkgname=Rambox
-pkgver=0.7.9
+pkgver=0.8.0
 pkgrel=1
 pkgdesc='Free and Open Source messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.'
 arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
@@ -15,8 +15,8 @@ license=('GPL3')
 source_i686=("https://github.com/ramboxapp/community-edition/releases/download/$pkgver/${_pkgname}-$pkgver-linux-i386.deb")
 source_x86_64=("https://github.com/ramboxapp/community-edition/releases/download/$pkgver/${_pkgname}-$pkgver-linux-amd64.deb")

-sha256sums_i686=('d8a820b32152dfb8404522cdaeec44da40f0879b3945a7db7bbf6ca35b9a21b0')
-sha256sums_x86_64=('04b9aaae7ced1e1ba71800bea861a45e57fed73a53923d263e7cb173a04c779f')
+sha256sums_i686=('3529e194add9d1994c9cec09208609405d161e49e9a783e2eec9ad50ae54047f')
+sha256sums_x86_64=('87fecf3985fed9b3cbc09aa544c738cbaae2cfab9bd49bdc5c613bace404055f')

 package() {
     # extract package data

diogobaeder commented on 2022-01-22 20:11 (UTC)

Indeed, and this is the community edition repository: https://github.com/ramboxapp/community-edition - as it indicates, it's currently on 0.7.9 , released on August last year.

janek commented on 2022-01-22 19:50 (UTC)

@bittin please read the latest comment right after yours...

This package is for the so called "community edition" of Rambox which is open source. I asked the rambox devs if community edition is discontinued/dead. If it is, it might make sense to switch this package to follow the new closed source edition (2.0).

Till then, this package is not "out of date", the closed source version is available here: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/rambox-pro-bin/

bittin commented on 2022-01-22 14:42 (UTC)

2.0 released

janek commented on 2022-01-17 11:46 (UTC)

@trustin This PKGBUILD is packaging the prebuilt binaries of the open source community edition which is still on v0.7.9. As long as the community edition is not discontinued, I think it makes sense to keep it like this.

There already is an AUR package "rambox-pro-bin" for the "Pro"/closed source version of Rambox. It's already on v2.0.0

For anyone looking for a more active open source alternative to Rambox: Have a look at "Ferdi" (aur: ferdi-bin / ferdi)

trustin commented on 2022-01-17 06:24 (UTC) (edited on 2022-01-17 06:24 (UTC) by trustin)

Here's the diff for Rambox Pro 2.0.0:

diff --git PKGBUILD PKGBUILD
index 5e2df97..10bbd6d 100644
--- PKGBUILD
+++ PKGBUILD
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
 # Contributor: Pascal Mathis <mail@pascalmathis.com>
 pkgname=rambox-pro-bin
 _pkgname=ramboxpro
-pkgver=1.5.3
+pkgver=2.0.0
 pkgrel=1
 pkgdesc='Workspace browser to manage many web applications in one place'
 arch=('x86_64')
@@ -15,9 +15,9 @@ options=('!emptydirs')
 conflicts=('rambox-pro-bin-beta')
 # EULA file: 'html2text --body-width=80 https://rambox.pro/includes/eula.html'
 source=("${_pkgname}-EULA"
-        "${_pkgname}-${pkgver}.deb::https://github.com/ramboxapp/download/releases/download/v${pkgver}/RamboxPro-${pkgver}-linux-x64.deb")
+        "${_pkgname}-${pkgver}.deb::https://github.com/ramboxapp/download/releases/download/v${pkgver}/Rambox-${pkgver}-linux-x64.deb")
 sha256sums=('49caf20d36575fc2f8a4011049682885493428770f8cf2ae9297203ba50f7407'
-            'b390263e0f88264439e779d511bdec06b3acf787a0807e30f00d95dde38d29d7')
+            '14da96b4a703394695803e97063d1fd733377c247334a0abf478cd9517e105c2')

 build() {
     rm -rf "${srcdir}/root"
@@ -33,13 +33,13 @@ package() {
         "${pkgdir}/usr/share/icons" \
         "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/${pkgname}"

-    cp -rp "${srcdir}/root/opt/RamboxPro/." "${pkgdir}/opt/${_pkgname}/."
+    cp -rp "${srcdir}/root/opt/Rambox/." "${pkgdir}/opt/${_pkgname}/."
     cp -rp "${srcdir}/root/usr/share/icons/." "${pkgdir}/usr/share/icons/."

     install -m 0644 "${srcdir}/${_pkgname}-EULA" "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/${pkgname}/EULA"
-    install -m 0644 "${srcdir}/root/usr/share/applications/ramboxpro.desktop" \
+    install -m 0644 "${srcdir}/root/usr/share/applications/rambox.desktop" \
         "${pkgdir}/usr/share/applications/${_pkgname}.desktop"

-    ln -s "/opt/${_pkgname}/ramboxpro" "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/${_pkgname}"
-    sed -i "s~/opt/RamboxPro/~/opt/${_pkgname}/~g" "${pkgdir}/usr/share/applications/${_pkgname}.desktop"
+    ln -s "/opt/${_pkgname}/rambox" "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/${_pkgname}"
+    sed -i "s~/opt/Rambox/~/opt/${_pkgname}/~g" "${pkgdir}/usr/share/applications/${_pkgname}.desktop"
 }

janek commented on 2021-08-23 20:19 (UTC) (edited on 2021-08-23 20:20 (UTC) by janek)

@Kudlaty: Could you please try again? I changed the PKGBUILD as suggested.

I'm wondering why this is an issue on your machine though, because $_pkgname equals to "Rambox" which doesn't contain spaces - so the resulting argument for "ln" should always be a string which is safe to pass without quotes.

What shell are you using?