Are there any native linux desktop apps in the works?


#1

Are there any plans to release a native linux app (not based on electron)? I think this is a really neat project, however, there are so many electron apps these days and they are so…inefficient. especially if you have 2 or more electron apps you use. It just seems really unnecessary to have such a memory hog for a chat app and it is a pretty big barrier to me actually switching to this.


#2

there are no plans although some developers have signaled interest. A good UI programmer (gnome, QT, …) could probably use the stable deltachat-core quite easily to write a different desktop app. We’d certainly support such developments. For now, Elektron was a good choice community wiuse even though it certainly also comes with downsides.


#3

I see, bummer. Thank you for the reply. It’s a very clever concept and I wish you luck. I may check back in in the future and see how it has progressed. Cheers.


#4

to me the idea of having a Pidgin plugin is really appealing, this will allow users to use Delta Chat in all OS where Pidgin runs, including 32bit OS, also will allow multi-accounts which is a “must-have” since almost everybody use more than one email account and all Delta Chat clients seems to ignore this :-/


#5

deltachat-desktop supports multiple accounts.


#6

I had never used it but, I was thinking desktop app was behind Android in dev/functionality terms, seems like I was wrong haha