Package Details: whatsapp-for-linux 1.6.4-1

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Package Base: whatsapp-for-linux
Description: An unofficial WhatsApp desktop application for linux
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Keywords: messaging whatsapp
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: xeco
Maintainer: bordam (AutoUpdateBot)
Last Packager: AutoUpdateBot
Votes: 51
Popularity: 0.59
First Submitted: 2020-09-09 15:32 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-08-09 07:57 (UTC)

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xeco commented on 2022-09-28 21:43 (UTC) (edited on 2022-09-28 21:45 (UTC) by xeco)

For anyone who wants to make raw image data pasting work as mentioned here, please use webkit2gtk-imgpaste as the dependency.

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vmsh0 commented on 2023-11-09 09:52 (UTC)

This package consistently and continually sucks up ~2/3rds of a core's time and copious amounts of virtual memory (~100GB after 10 days of uptime) on my modern Intel laptop, draining my battery. The Webkit process seems to be the issue. Is there a known solution?

m4jq commented on 2023-06-06 20:00 (UTC)

missing PKGCONF dependency

m4jq commented on 2023-05-30 18:34 (UTC)

CMake Error: CMake was unable to find a build program corresponding to "Unix Makefiles". CMAKE_MAKE_PROGRAM is not set. You probably need to select a different build tool. CMake Error: CMAKE_C_COMPILER not set, after EnableLanguage CMake Error: CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER not set, after EnableLanguage -- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!

bordam commented on 2023-05-29 11:58 (UTC)

Ok, I’ll also update the package asap

xeco commented on 2023-05-29 11:27 (UTC)

Could you please add hunspell-en_us as an optional dependency for spell-checking?

bordam commented on 2023-02-13 14:05 (UTC)

@swsnr Fix was commited

bordam commented on 2023-02-13 03:47 (UTC)

Oops, I totally forgot about this. I’ll update ASAP.

xeco commented on 2023-02-07 09:07 (UTC)

@swsnr Thanks a lot for the heads up. Actually, I transferred the maintenance of this package to @bordam. So, could you please take care of those @bordam?

swsnr commented on 2023-02-06 10:54 (UTC)

Sorry, I only just noticed your question: As far as I understand the guide I think you should explicitly pass -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=None.

I'd also like to point out that I had to apply the following patch

diff --git i/PKGBUILD w/PKGBUILD
index 76e9c5c..0d65619 100644
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ pkgdesc="An unofficial WhatsApp desktop application for linux"
 arch=(i686 x86_64 armv7h aarch64)
-depends=(gtkmm3 webkit2gtk libayatana-appindicator gst-plugins-base gst-plugins-good gst-plugins-bad gst-libav)
+depends=(gtkmm3 webkit2gtk libayatana-appindicator gst-plugins-base gst-plugins-good gst-plugins-bad gst-libav libcanberra)
 makedepends=(cmake git)

to build the latest update in a clean chroot; I think a dependency on libcanberra may be missing.