Hey there. Just started my journey with lemmy and am not so much a fan of using it in a browser. Is there some linux app I might try? (I use arch btw.)

  • Dessalines
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    334 months ago

    If I had 3 more of me, I’d build a cross-platform desktop app for lemmy using the rust gui framework iced.

      • Dessalines
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        4 months ago

        No one wants to 😞 . I have over 90 github notifications alone in the span of several days, each of them requiring at least 5 minutes of response or investigation. I just want to code.

        • @datavoid@lemmy.ml
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          114 months ago

          I’d be happy to help if possible.

          I’m not an amazing coder, but I could definitely review PRs or issues in my downtime.

          I have a feeling you’re about to get a lot of offers for help in the coming weeks!

    • Drew
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      104 months ago

      !remindMe when someone creates a repo for this so I can contribute

      • @gyrfalcon@beehaw.org
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        94 months ago

        Not sure there’s a remindme bot, I haven’t seen many bots around here. Might be best to set your own reminder if you want to come back to this.

          • Roi
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            24 months ago

            !remindMe when remind me bot joins the fediverse

    • SubversivoB
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      54 months ago

      The Jerboa technology stack can be used to make desktop applications. The app have a “tablet layout” for bigger screens?

      • Dessalines
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        94 months ago

        Unfortunately not, its written far native android, in jetpack compose.

  • Adda
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    4 months ago

    Welcome. Sure, Linux Mint’s WebApp Manager or Peppermint OS’s Ice are here for you. But jokes aside, sadly, no. Lemmy does not have a native Linux application as of now. But you can make use of the fact that the browser UI is a PWA which can be installed like a regular app as well.

    • Sleepless One
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      104 months ago

      Proper PWA support isn’t in v0.17.3 (although mobile browsers will let you add it as an app). However, PWA support was merged into the main branch. I’m not sure which release it will be a part of though.

  • elouboub
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    214 months ago

    I’m curious, what’s wrong with the web version? I have a feeling that were GUI application written, it would use Electron or Tauri - aka a waste of resources to use an entirely new browser instance instead of a tab.

    I’m just expressing my dislike of electron and tauri, but honestly curious about your reasons :) Everyone’s allowed to have their preference

    • @Hagarashi8@sopuli.xyz
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      Well, that’s exactly why people like me and OP want normal, like, built with GTK/QT, linux client. It’s more lightweight and more integrated to system.

  • @Longpork_afficianado@lemmy.nz
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    4 months ago

    Jerboa is FOSS and available on f-droid, that’s what I’m using at the moment.

    Also the dev behind Redreader is talking about pivoting to support Lemmy instead once reddit goes down, so keep your eyes on that.

    • @timo@feddit.de
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      14 months ago

      I really like the shift in the community. Now developers are already thinking of migrating their app to a lemmy backend. Especially in the Apollo subreddit this gets suggested hundreds of times. I really hope that the big apps will eventually shift as well and this might be a big thing moving people to try out different platforms

  • Scraft161
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    14 months ago

    I’m personally very new to lemmy myself, you might be able to use Tafkars (!tafkars@feddit.de) if it works for desktop to proxy requests to your Lemmy instance.