Package Details: signal 0.41.2-1

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Package Base: signal
Description: Signal Private Messenger for the Desktop
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Keywords: messenger secure
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: onny
Maintainer: onny
Last Packager: onny
Votes: 21
Popularity: 3.110847
First Submitted: 2016-08-17 22:58
Last Updated: 2017-06-25 16:15

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thouliha commented on 2017-07-14 16:43

BTW this package is broken on multiple machines I tried to install it on, I get a white blank screen.

caleb commented on 2017-04-19 11:22

For those interested the signal-muon-git package now provides a working build of Signal Desktop based on Muon instead of Chromium.

AG_Caesar commented on 2017-03-08 16:25

I have the same issue as samouy. But only on one of my two systems. One works nearly perfect, even saves the login, the other does not even render the app. I am a bit confused why this is.

samouy commented on 2017-03-07 10:13


Thanks for maintaining this great package. However, I still experience issues with the recent bug fix of nwjs in the version 0.20.3-1 and signal 0.30.0. The app is not rendered and I just have a blank screen as you describe on GitHub bug report.

You can find the build logs of signal and the debug logs here :

Thank you !

8/3 EDIT : The issue is still here after updating to Signal 0.32.0-1.
12/3 EDIT : The issue is still here after updating to Signal 0.33.0.
16/3 EDIT : The issue is still here, except that there is no window opened at all now. Signal 0.33.0-4 and nwjs nightly (0.21.2)

yi0 commented on 2017-03-04 01:19

Thanks onny for providing this, works great for me. Just one small thing that reoccurs each time I start signal: It opens the app twice, once with a login screen and once with a logged in screen showing my contacts/chats etc. Nothing major as I can just close the login screen, but maybe there's a fix for it.
And a little feature request, even though I'm not sure if that's something you can add: A tray icon would be nice, as of by now the window needs to stay opened all the time to be connected.

Thanks again

onny commented on 2017-02-02 13:01

Thanks Andy_Random for the build fix, its now included.
Updated Signal to version 0.28.
Anyone intrested in the upstream nwjs bug report regarding Signal, have a look here:

Andy_Random commented on 2017-01-10 06:20

I have the same problem that many other people have here:
Running "copy:src" (copy) task
Warning: Error while processing "js/expire.js" file. Use --force to continue.
Aborted due to warnings.

To fix this and finish the build you have to edit the PKGBUILD file:
change the line:
node_modules/grunt-cli/bin/grunt -f

The package will build and install now. But, you will not get a start icon.
You have to start it with 'signal' from the command line and make your own starter.

Anyway I got only a white window after the error message free start of signal.

To get rid of the whole mess you have to:
sudo pacman -Rs signal
sudo pacman -Rsc ruby-sass
sudo pacman -Rs itstool vala

Signal works as a Chromium app. BUT not as you may expect 'stand-alone', no, only as a kind of extension of the smartphone Signal app.
So no desktop-to-desktop Signal.
Lame. Look at the TOX messenger.

onny if you are not capable of fixing this error, would you please consider to withdraw this mess ?

someusereman commented on 2016-11-21 10:32

Same here. I just started using the Chrome extension for Signal. It works flawless.

andrej commented on 2016-11-21 08:04

Same stuck window problem here, this time in KDE. (So the problem is not specific to Gnome.) Signal appears to be unusable on Arch at the moment.

pepper_chico commented on 2016-11-20 17:04

After install and registering the laptop, the application is just a blank window. It also doesn't provide an application icon on Gnome, I had to run from terminal or through ALT-F2.

After closing and executing again, it opens the registering window again and also the blank window.

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