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Discord for Linux gets Flathub Verified

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Discord, the massively popular messaging platform for text, voice and video has now been fully Verified on Flathub and so it's now official from the developers. It's been available on Flathub for quite some time, although like many other packages, it was not being maintained by the actual developers.

This was announced on Mastodon by Cassidy James Blaede, who works for the Endless OS Foundation (and who co-founded elementary, Inc. and was a UX Architect at System76). Blaede recently mentioned they've been dipping their toes into "volunteering as a Flatpak/Flathub developer advocate—basically, providing a human contact at a real company that can help larger apps/companies get their apps in front of Linux (and thus Steam Deck!) users".

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Hopefully more developers will get their apps onto Flathub and be Verified in future.

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HerrLange Oct 30, 2023
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The Linux client of discord somewhat sucks. It still misses a lot of features compared to Windows. Secondly other basic things like webcams are not working properly. Meantime I'm using Discord as web app in chromium. This works way better than the native client.
PinballWizard Oct 30, 2023
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Now if only I could stream with audio on Linux.
Pengling Oct 30, 2023
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Not something I would ever use, but good to see this officially supported on Flathub as I know it's widely-used.
kokoko3k Oct 30, 2023
So, there is this trend of using web browser engines to wrap "apps".
I can understand it to a certain extent when they offer functionalities a web browser alone can't achieve, like the integration with the underlying system (steam, heroic), but other use cases are obscure to my understanding (MS Teams).

But now they are wrapping a web app into a browser engine and wrap the result in a flatpak package.

Why one should install a prepackaged flatpak with tons of deps to have something that works better in a tab of an already installed web browser?

Seriously, this is a real question, what is the problem that needs to be addressed by this approach?

I'm still using Discord services by clicking on a bookmark.


Last edited by kokoko3k on 30 October 2023 at 6:41 pm UTC
Eschguy Oct 30, 2023
Have they upgraded the Electron version they're using?
Philadelphus Oct 30, 2023
Hmm, might have to switch over if the Flatpak version actually auto-updates. I'm sick and tired of having to manually download the .deb and `sudo dpkg` it every time there's a version update. "Must be your lucky day, there's a new update!"…no, that's not what's going through my head, Discord.
Xpander Oct 30, 2023
Quoting: PhiladelphusHmm, might have to switch over if the Flatpak version actually auto-updates. I'm sick and tired of having to manually download the .deb and `sudo dpkg` it every time there's a version update. "Must be your lucky day, there's a new update!"…no, that's not what's going through my head, Discord.

You can just use the ~/.config/discord/settings.json modifications with
"SKIP_HOST_UPDATE": true
and keep using it until the repo has an updated version.


Last edited by Xpander on 30 October 2023 at 7:15 pm UTC
JordanPlayz158 Oct 30, 2023
Quoting: PinballWizardNow if only I could stream with audio on Linux.
This may actually be a linux issue, as in I have heard windows are not linked to their audio stream(s), at least maybe not through pipewire?
Villian Oct 30, 2023
Quoting: JordanPlayz158
Quoting: PinballWizardNow if only I could stream with audio on Linux.
This may actually be a linux issue, as in I have heard windows are not linked to their audio stream(s), at least maybe not through pipewire?

i heard somethibg about that too, i guess was a deficit on the screen share portal, and more apps wanting the functionality can give the devs the signal to start working on it
wytrabbit Oct 30, 2023
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Quoting: kokoko3kWhy one should install a prepackaged flatpak with tons of deps to have something that works better in a tab of an already installed web browser?

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