New Patchwork Release:
I just hit publish on the Github release page and will now head to bed.
As this is a beta version, do make sure you have a backup of your
secret file just in case. In fact, always have a backup of your
secret file, beta or not. 😛
The big change for this pre-release is the version bump of electron from the
v8.x.x series to
v11.x.x. So give the whole thing a good spin.
The only real change for this change however are the context menus that appear when you right-click the different elements.
They changed slightly compared to the previous version, but all the functionality that was there should still be there, and then some.
Together with this come changes to the spell checking.
Let me know how it works, file issues or reach out on ssb
In terms of pre-built binaries, I added two Linux AppImage downloads: one for arm64 and one for armv7l. I think those should be the first functional arm builds of patchwork. If this pans out, I'd try to build for Windows too, and possibly the new Macs. I don't really have a way of testing that though, so if folks could build from source and could report, that'd be great. 🙂
Just to re-iterate what the plan here is: for now, there will only be one last proper Patchwork release.
There are other clients approaching "prime time" readiness, and all I intend to do here is to tide everyone over until those are a viable option for most folks. So don't expect many (or any!) new features from Patchwork in the future.
The reasoning behind this is mostly that the codebase of Patchwork is essentially unmaintainable, certainly for a small group of volunteers, and uses enough bespoke software throughout the application that growing the dev team is near-impossible too.
Newer clients like manyverse and Oasis make different choices here, and as a consequence are much more hackable. So have a look at these projects, they're doing great work!
Use your favorite package manager or install manually.
You must allow apps from "unidentified" developers.
You may need to fix the sandbox.
There are also releases for Debian and Snapcraft:
- You must install with
snap install --dangerousbecause it's unsigned.
- You must install with
If this is your first time on Scuttlebutt you may need an invite to get connected. After installing Patchwork and choosing your name you should select the Join Pub button. You'll need to get a pub invite, paste it into the prompt, and select Redeem invite.
You can find more information in the Getting Started Guide.
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