Package Details: signal-desktop 1.28.0-2

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: signal-desktop
Description: Electron application that links with Signal on mobile
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Licenses: GPL3
Provides: signal
Replaces: signal
Submitter: flacks
Maintainer: flacks (dbirks, Jake)
Last Packager: flacks
Votes: 233
Popularity: 11.92
First Submitted: 2019-10-07 00:35
Last Updated: 2019-11-14 14:19

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nirnakinho commented on 2019-11-21 16:50

Can the PKGBUILD be edited to conflict with nodejs-lts releases? They are deemed to old when building. signal-desktop wants nodejs >= 12.4.0.


DefaultSpatula commented on 2019-11-14 20:27

The change made in pkgrel 2 solved the app icon favoriting problem for me. Thank you very much!

ggnoredo commented on 2019-11-13 19:07

@DefaultSpatula Thank you

DefaultSpatula commented on 2019-11-13 16:10

@ggnoredo If you mean there's no tray icon, signal-desktop can be launched with "--start-in-tray"

Here is the signal-tray.desktop file that was included with the old "signal" package. Maybe it should be integrated into this package as well:

ggnoredo commented on 2019-11-13 15:52

there is no app icon on taskbar

PhantamaroK commented on 2019-11-13 05:09

I am using Cinnamon and also notice that I can no longer pin the app to the taskbar (I used to be able to). I am using the package signal-desktop 1.27.4-6.

DefaultSpatula commented on 2019-11-12 22:04

@tuxayo Here are all the files from that package. I couldn't see what would be causing the different behavior but please take a look:


gok commented on 2019-11-12 21:59

@tuxayo: here is the last version of the now defunct "signal" PKGBUILD

tuxayo commented on 2019-11-12 21:53


@tuxayo I only just switched to this package after noticing that the other "signal" package I had been using was recently removed in favor of this one. I don't know if it used to work on older versions of this package.

In the now defunct "signal" package v1.27.4 release 2, the app icon could be favorited in the dash like any other app icon.

Do you still have the PKGBUILD of the now defunct "signal" package? By any chance.

jplatte commented on 2019-11-12 01:24

I don't think it makes sense to keep an additional version of electron around just to avoid having to re-build signal every so often. Although it doesn't seem like the maintainer is bumping pkgrel when a new electron version that breaks signal is released, which is usually done to trigger rebuilds on the next update for users of AUR helpers.