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0.30.0 has been released today πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ with a big refactoring under the hood, a lot of bug fixes, better room alias management, minor design improvements, Linux desktop notifications aaaaaaaand Linux arm64 support. 🐧

In theory it should run on or but I have no device to test it. Anyone here who wants to try and send me screenshots? πŸ™‚

fluffychat.im/de/changelog.htm

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@krille
last time flutter wasnt usable on arm64. besides that i own the pinephone to not have dependencies to google for example.

@stereo fluffychat for Linux shouldnt have any google dependencies. The (opensource) programming language and the framework is built by google developers.

So I assume that you also wouldnt use software written in Go? πŸ˜‡ It is your choice. I try to avoid google too but I think there are no evil programming languages

@krille
i know, i know. having finally gtk and libhandy on the phone feels great. i think its a difference in effect between ui toolkit and a progr. language.

@krille I'll boost, there's probably someone somewhere on my follow list who might want to try it out.

@krille i have some problems with it; "** (fluffychat:2): WARNING **: 22:31:40.615: Failed to start Flutter renderer: GL-Kontext kann nicht erstellt werden" window remains white :( flutter on aarch64 is a little bit beta?

I'm curious, @krille, is on GNU/Linux does Flutter get translated to native UI framework (e.g. GTK+ or Qt) or is it Electron?

@mcsinyx flutter renders inside of a gtk window with glfw or something native. So it is a little bit like a gaming engine

@krille just installed on my pinephone, looks and works great 😁
@krille Screenshots didn't appear to attach to first post for some reason so here they are πŸ˜… (I'm using Phosh on postmarketOS btw)

@krille However, connecting to my server "7fach.de" still does not work 😞 β€” gives "Hoppla, etwas ist schiefgelaufen"

I suspect it chokes on the leading "7" in the domain name

@krille It's working for me on the PP with Manjaro phosh, installed via flathub. I can connect to my own homeserver without problems and send/read encrypted messages!

Awesome work!

@krille Avatars don't seem to load though, neither they do on the linux desktop version.

@krille Flatpak works fab on my pinephone running Fedora. Really well done!

@krille Do you think that this could be made to run on Sailfish OS without needing Alien Dalvik? rinigus has sorted out flatpak support for Sailfish OS here: github.com/sailfishos-flatpak/ but I would need an armv7hl build of FluffyChat on flathub to try it on my own device. OTOH, aarch64 support on Sailfish seems to be coming for at least some devices: thecherawchronicle.com/sony-xp

@pakman armv7 doesnt seem to be possible. Flutter supports only arm64 :/

@krille Thanks for the info. This is outside my area of expertise, but there are some efforts to get Flutter to build for armv7. I've subscribed to these two issues, and I'll see what develops: github.com/flutter/flutter/iss github.com/flutter/flutter/iss

@pakman ah interesting. Once cross compiling works it might be possible to ship a flatpak and snap version

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