Package Details: writeas-gtk 1.0.2-1

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Package Base: writeas-gtk
Description: GTK desktop app
Upstream URL:
Keywords: blog editor
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: SamWhited
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: SamWhited
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2018-10-01 14:46 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2020-01-06 18:44 (UTC)

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SamWhited commented on 2020-01-22 13:35 (UTC) appears to be up again for now, but hopefully they'll get all their repos in one place at some point and not have two different versioning schemes for this project. Sorry for the trouble.

SamWhited commented on 2020-01-20 15:26 (UTC)

I'm trying to come up with a workaround, but note that there are at least three different issues with the GitHub version of writeas-gtk that make the build fail. For more information see this somewhat hastily written issue (I'll also ping the authors of when they're next online):

SamWhited commented on 2020-01-20 14:58 (UTC)

I'll try again to update this to GitHub, but the GitHub version of the GTK client is not the same as the version and has different tags. Unless they can resolve some of the differences I don't think there's a good way to switch between them (apparently the GitHub version is only for Elementary OS, but I am not sure why these would be different or require different and confusing versioning schemes). The entire ecosystem is a bit inconsistent sometimes and it can make package maintenance difficult. I'll reach out to them if necessary and advise on a fix soon.

sleeping commented on 2020-01-19 11:15 (UTC) is down, I e-mailed them:

""" Thanks for the heads up. We actually host most of our open source repos on GitHub, so the correct URL there would be:

Was there some place where we're linking to those broken links on If so, could you send them so we can update them?

Thanks, Matt """

So please update the upstream repo to GitHub!

SamWhited commented on 2019-02-19 04:02 (UTC)

@gambas This works fine for me even if I manually try to enable building a PIE. I'm using a slightly newer version of meson though. Could you update to 0.49.2 and tell me if that fixes it? The patch that fixes it in meson was merged recently, so it's possible that it fixes it for you.

I really hate dealing with little niche single purpose languages and build systems… sigh sorry for the trouble.

gambas commented on 2019-02-19 03:32 (UTC)

 ERROR: Language Vala does not support position-independent executable

 A full log can be found at /tmp/trizen-mi/writeas-gtk/src/build/meson-logs/meson-log.txt
 ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
 :: Unable to build writeas-gtk - makepkg exited with code: 4