Package Details: whalebird-desktop 4.3.4-1

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Package Base: whalebird-desktop
Description: Electron-based Mastodon/Pleroma client
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Keywords: client desktop fediverse mastodon pleroma whalebird whalebird-desktop
Licenses: MIT
Provides: whalebird
Submitter: flacks
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: matthias.lisin
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.000137
First Submitted: 2019-08-01 10:29
Last Updated: 2021-02-20 17:22

Latest Comments

spsf64 commented on 2020-04-03 18:42

@matthias.lisin, thank you for the good explanation! Yeah, I understand the problem with future electron updates...

matthias.lisin commented on 2020-04-03 17:58

@spsf64 That's a decision I struggle with for every Electron package I maintain. I went with electron 7 because it is used upstream and is available in the official repositories.

There is no big reason to use electron7. However, when Electron 9 arrives and the electron package is updated in the Arch repos, it might break the application without prior notice and I have to act fast to revert the dependency to electron7 or then electron8.

But since there are not many users right now, I can totally update it to electron.

spsf64 commented on 2020-04-03 11:04

@matthias.lisin, thanks for maintaining this! I tried to build with electron(8) just changing your pkgbuild and it works fine. Any reason to use electron7?