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v0.1rc2!

So many Telephant updates recently:

- Image/video viewer
- Reply/boost/like counters
- Search feature
- Support for more panes & lists
- File-picker for uploads
- Performance improvements
- ...and a ton of bugfixes!

On Arch, simply install telephant-git.

Check out the build instructions for Ubuntu or download a static binary for Linux or Windows here:

github.com/muesli/telephant

(Note: the static binary may not support video playback and platform integration on all systems)

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@telephant Does the static binary depend on system's Qt installation? I get a sigsegv & panic on Linux Mint 19.3.

@cadadr

No, it ships with Qt but depends on Xorg, PulseAudio, and a few image and audio decoders.

Can you pastebin the ouput, please?

@cadadr

Installing a Mint VM as we speak. Looks like it's missing some dependency indeed.

@telephant Thanks! BTW if you can think of any potential packages, I can test them on my machine.

@cadadr

Can you try:

sudo apt-get --no-install-recommends install qml-module-qtquick*

@cadadr

Ok, that's not it.

I just noticed that when I try to start it multiple times it eventually does work. But crashes soon after with a similar error. I'll try to build it natively under Mint now and see if that helps.

@telephant That's what I experienced after I ran the apt command. Was trying to figure out why.

@cadadr

Hm, it also looks like the outdated Qt version Mint 19.3 ships may be a problem for Telephant. In the worst case we'll have to wait for the next Mint release 😞

@cadadr

Ok, building Telephant natively on Mint kinda works, except for the stuff that depends on a newer Qt version (expected). I may or may not be able to get around that, but at least I'll give it a shot.

@telephant Have you considered releasing AppImages? Depending on distro packages is always hit and miss given the level of entropy involved. With AppImage you use whatever libs you want. I use a couple and they're pretty seamless (tho I haven't seen the developers' side of things yet).

BTW If there's anything I can help with testing, hit me up later in the week. I'd be glad to help.

@cadadr

Yeah, certainly open to that and other distribution options. That said, I'll probably need help with packaging. I just wouldn't have the time to hack on anything anymore, otherwise 😂

@telephant That's good news! I haven't gotten to trying out making appimages yet, so IDK much about the practicalities, but appimage devs are often helpful.

That said I think I'll give it a try in a few days or so, a good opportunity to learn about appimages too for me. But I may become a nuisance for you because I know too little about your stack (worst case I dabble with it for some time and fail, but still).

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