Package Details: slack-electron 4.8.0-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/slack-electron.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: slack-electron
Description: Slack Desktop (Beta) for Linux, modified to use the system 'electron' package instead of its own
Upstream URL: https://slack.com/downloads
Keywords: desktop electron slack
Licenses: custom: Slack
Conflicts: slack-desktop
Provides: slack, slack-desktop
Submitter: whiredplanck
Maintainer: whiredplanck (bruceutut)
Last Packager: whiredplanck
Votes: 3
Popularity: 1.03
First Submitted: 2020-07-05 17:00
Last Updated: 2020-08-15 03:44

Latest Comments

slabz commented on 2020-08-16 04:12

@mprom @whiredplanck in the current version (4.8.0) there doesn't seem to be anywhere to paste the URL. I don't think there is meant to be though because Slack will read your clipboard and if you have a slack:// URL there, it'll do the sign in magic (as per https://github.com/flathub/com.slack.Slack/issues/34#issuecomment-590429322). The mechanism works in that when I have a slack:// URL on the clipboard, slack sees it, reloads and then clears the clipboard. You can't see the reload in the UI but if you launch slack from the terminal, you can see the log output is the same as when you first the load the app. The problem is that it doesn't actually sign me in, it still shows the sign in page.

I'm using i3 on Manjaro and some windows behave weirdly when displayed in i3. Maybe my problem is related to that.

whiredplanck commented on 2020-08-16 04:06

@mprom Sorry, actually I don't use Slack. It's my friend asked me to package and maintain this package, he need Slack when he works (but he want to use the system's electron package). According to his experience, the copy-and-paste-link method still works ...... I just guessed how it might be done.

mprom commented on 2020-08-15 15:30

@whiredplanck Paste it into what field? There's no obvious field in the Slack window to paste anything into

whiredplanck commented on 2020-08-15 03:53

@slabz Yes, you're right. But unfortunately, this issue is hard to fix, because the original Slack(or slack-desktop) package has its own Electron package and the use of obfuscation hides the login-related code. However, the copy-and-paste-link method should work. Maybe you need to remain the window opening, and copy the link, then paste it into the field.

slabz commented on 2020-08-14 06:48

I haven't had luck with this package. The problem is it won't see the slack://... link that xdg-open sends to it so I can't login. The xdg-open opens a new copy of slack and that just asks you to sign in again. I tried the copying the link and opening/focusing slack with the link on my clipboard but that doesn't work it. It sees it because you can see slack restart in the logs and it clears my clipboard, but it doesn't log me in.

I went back to using the slack-desktop package, and that works.