Package Details: boostnote 0.15.3-1

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Package Base: boostnote
Description: Open source note-taking app for programmers
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Keywords: electron productivity
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: rokt33r
Maintainer: clone1612
Last Packager: clone1612
Votes: 57
Popularity: 0.151541
First Submitted: 2016-04-11 13:01
Last Updated: 2020-05-08 15:35

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clone1612 commented on 2018-06-13 06:04

Just an FYI on certain warnings appearing during the installation:

  • Warning about optional dependencies -> Bug in npm ignoring the --no-optional flag (

  • Reference to $srcdir ... -> Again unwanted behaviour in npm which saves absolute paths in the package.json file ( These warnings can safely be ignored since package.json is not used after installation.

  • Security alerts -> Upstream issue, I'll try looking into it and fix things where possible

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Hill-98 commented on 2020-04-13 07:38

v0.15.2 is out:

jervenclark commented on 2020-03-23 11:49

Hi, anybody experience issues with LaTex? It doesn't render the correct formulas. I've also verified that they are indeed in the correct format by viewing it on the web app.

victorbrca commented on 2020-03-13 21:28

v0.15.1 is out -

clone1612 commented on 2019-11-16 08:55

@jetm Thanks for the notification! Package was updated.

jetm commented on 2019-11-15 16:39

The new tag is now up:

clone1612 commented on 2019-10-17 06:39

Package can only be updated when the release is tagged on the main repo (

clone1612 commented on 2019-07-11 08:02

Package was update to v0.11.17 as the authors finally tagged the release on the main git repository.

clone1612 commented on 2019-07-04 08:44

I've created a patch for Electron 5 compatibility which fixed part of the issue but the package still isn't working. The problem seems to run deeper.

As I'm wrapping up my studies and moving to work soon I just don't have the time, especially considering the fact that the authors don't really update their dependencies leading to more and more issues that need to be patched to keep the package up and running.

EDIT: The second issue seems to be related to NPM. As Boostnote officially utilizes Yarn the package was updated to also utilize it. The most important aspect is to get the package up and running again, which should be the case now (fully compatible with Electron v5.x) and when I have time I'll investigate the deeper issues and submit some PRs upstream if possible. I've adopted the package again :)

NicoHood commented on 2019-07-03 15:18

Any reason why you disowned the package?

clone1612 commented on 2019-07-03 12:40

@hiciu I'm indeed experiencing the same problems. The main issue is that the project itself is officially still using Electron 3.x with me implementing a patch for 4.X support (which has not yet been merged upstream). I'll look into the breaking changes for 5.x and see if a patch can be made.