Plans for a Linux GUI

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#1

are there any plans for a Linux GUI?


How do I obtain and install the GUI demo for Linux (Ubuntu 17.10)?
#2

The new GUI version 2.1 will support Linux. It should be available in 2 months.


#3

Any progress updates on the Linux GUI version?


#4

I’m still targeting the end of November. The good news is that I’m now woking on it full-time after the work on new chunk directory structure has been completed.


#5

I just bought two personal licenses foolishly assuming there was a linux GUI, so I’m relieved to see it is planned.

Is there any further progress update?


#6

I apologize for not updating this thread. The original plan was to rewrite the GUI using https://github.com/therecipe/qt and Linux will be naturally supported. However, mainly due to a license issue (currently there is no way to create closed-source apps with that library) I decided not to go that route which means a Linux version will not happen for version 2.1.

I’ll issue a full refund if the Linux version is all you wanted.


#7

Wow, thanks for the fast response! I was planning 1 Windows and 1 Linux license so I’ll contact you directly about that. I at least wanted to confirm that there is interest in the Linux GUI. Too bad about the qt/go licensing with that route.

Although it does look like I’ll be better off using the CLI on Windows and Linux anyway, at least for now. So far it’s much easier than I thought it would be.


#8

Hello how are you ? Excuse my English. I find the product very interesting. Do you think there may be news about a Linux GUI in the short term? Can I maybe help as a beta-tester when you have some progress in its development?

Best Regards.

Andrés


#9

I’ll reconsider the possibility of a Linux GUI since so many people have asked for it. I’ll let you know when it is available for testing.


#10

wxWidgets is worth a look. I used it many moons ago for a small project, back when it was v1.2 (it’s now v3.1) and was pleased both with the result and with the reasonable learning curve. The license allows commercial use, too.

https://www.wxwidgets.org/about/licence/

  • Paul

#11

BTW another approach, which I personally prefer, is to have a daemon/service serve up a web interface. Particularly useful for ‘headless’ machines like NAS boxes, cloud infrastructure, etc.

There are a few tools/toolkits that make it easier to create this kind of architecture. The usual approach is something like a small view (in html/css/javascript) connecting to a model/controller over a web socket. Much of the ‘plumbing’ is provided for you by these new tools.

  • Paul

#12

Hi, people. I agree with Paul.

Duplicati followed that line for version 2.x using “mono” and it looks good, although I do not know what the impositions of using this library are.
Perhaps it is not necessary to use a library of this type with the approach suggested by Paul (small view …)

Andrés


#13

The current version (including 2.1.0) is using wxWidgets. I do have a plan to develop a new web-based GUI version that will be able to run all CLI commands over ssh so you will just need to run Duplicacy on one machine to manage backups for multiple machines.


#14

That would be great. I hope you can make it happen !


#15

Another user hoping for a Linux GUI soon! Keep up the awesome work!

ps: I paid for a GUI license, but just consider it a dontation towards getting the Linux version ready.


#16

Mark, I really appreciate that! I’ll start working on the web-based GUI version very soon (which should include a linux version).


#17

I also look forward to a Linux GUI. I purchased a license to try out the GUI in Windows, but Linux is my primary desktop OS.


#18

I’m a graphic and web designer and will be more than happy to help you gchen with the design of the new web-based gui and everything else you need for Duplicacy: Webpage, logos, etc.

Let me know if you want/need my help!


#19

Any updates on the Linux GUI?


#20

Sorry the work on the web-based GUI version has been delayed. I hope to get it started in July and by that time I will have a better estimate.